The folks at IPextreme, the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, have added the Freescale HCS08 8-bit microprocessor to their line of industry standard 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessors.
The Freescale HCS08 is a synthesizable, state-of-the-art, high performance and low power 8-bit microprocessor that can be easily integrated into any ASIC or FPGA design. The HCS08 also provides an easy migration path to Freescale's 32-bit ColdFire architecture. Using Freescale's CodeWarrior integrated development environment, assembly code for the HCS08 can be retargeted to the 32-bit V1 ColdFire with just a few mouse clicks.
Freescale has shipped hundreds of millions of devices based on the HCS08 processor architecture and thousands of embedded systems are utilizing it. Since the HCS08 IP core is object code compatible with currently available Freescale 68HC08 and HCS08 devices, embedded systems currently based on these processors are easily migrated to ASICs or FPGAs, and all software is fully binary compatible. In addition, users of the HCS08 can leverage the immense ecosystem of evaluation systems, development systems, compilers and application software.
Pricing and availability
The Freescale HCS08 core is available for licensing now. Like all IPextreme IP, the core is offered in a complete package that includes synthesizable source code, integration test bench, and complete documentation. Encrypted versions of the core are available from the Core Store at US $10,000. Full source code versions of the HCS08 and other Core Store IP are also available for additional fees.
Please visit www.ip-extreme.com/IP/hcs08 for additional product information.
Please visit the Core Store at www.ip-extreme.com/corestore to purchase the HCS08 core.