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Debug Interfaces For Freescale ColdFire And DSP Processors

Source: Macraigor Systems LLC
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Macraigor Systems LLC recently announced availability of its usb2Sprite devices for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s ColdFire and DSP 56300 families of microprocessors

Macraigor Systems LLC recently announced availability of its usb2Sprite devices for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s ColdFire and DSP 56300 families of microprocessors.

According to Macraigor Systems LLC:

  • The usb2Sprite provides embedded design engineers with a low-cost USB 2.0 interface to the on-chip debugging features of these processors. The company's OCDemon family of products offers the industry's most advanced, yet price-sensitive, solution for designing, debugging and programming embedded hardware and application software.
  • The company has added support for the Freescale ColdFire and DSP 56300 processor families to its free, pre-built GNU tools and has included sample configurations for most standard Freescale evaluation boards. These examples contain source, gdbinit and make files for each board, allowing developers to quickly build, download and debug via gdb.
  • The company has also committed to supporting future ColdFire and DSP 56300 family variants as they become available.
  • In addition, the company's Flash Programmer has been updated to support the ColdFire family, providing in-circuit Flash Programming of both internal Flash and externally connected devices. "The Freescale ColdFire architecture is designed to enable manufacturers of audio, video, graphics and communications products to meet and exceed users' price/performance demands," said Craig Haller, chief engineer at Macraigor Systems. "The OCDemon technology is a proven on-chip debug solution that will help to accelerate our customers' development of real-time processing applications," he concluded.
  • Advanced, Price-Sensitive Embedded Debug Solution Macraigor's debug solutions include a broad range of hardware interface devices and application programs. These provide embedded systems engineers with a high degree of flexibility in selecting a host interface and an appropriate price/performance ratio for their embedded projects. Hardware debug devices are available with parallel, serial, USB or Ethernet connectivity to both Windows and Linux host machines.
  • Debug application programs are available to support an embedded project through the entire development cycle, from troubleshooting a prototype hardware design to writing and debugging boot code, programming in-circuit Flash devices, developing application-level software, and supporting manufacturing burn-in and testing.

SOURCE: Macraigor Systems