Brookline Village, Mass. Debugging and control of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s ColdFire family of 32-bit microprocessors will be supported by Macraigor Systems usb2Demon background debug mode (BDM) interface device. Macraigor supports the ColdFire Version 2, 3, and 4 cores.
Macraigor has added support for the Freescale ColdFire processor family to their free, pre-built GNU tools and has included sample configurations for most standard Freescale ColdFire evaluation boards. These examples contain source, gdbinit and make files for each board, allowing developers to quickly build, download and debug via GDB. Macraigor has committed to supporting future ColdFire family variants as they become available.
In addition, Macraigor's Flash Programmer is updated to support the ColdFire family, providing BDM-based in-circuit flash programming of both internal ColdFire Flash and externally-connected devices.
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.
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.
ColdFire usb2Demon is immediately available starting at $750 USD. Available free on the Macraigor website is a version of OCDRemote, allowing users to use other versions of the GNU toolset with Macraigor's hardware.
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