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Debug interface devices target Freescale processors

Posted: 02 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Macraigor? usb2Sprite? Freescale? ColdFire? DSP 56300?

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Macraigor Systems LLC has announced the availability of usb2Sprite devices for Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s, ColdFire and DSP 56300 families of microprocessors. The company said usb2Sprite provides engineers a low-cost USB 2.0 interface to the on-chip debugging features of these processors.

OCDemon product line
Macraigor said its OCDemon product line offers the industry's most advanced but price-sensitive solutions 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. Macraigor 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.

Macraigor's debug solutions include a broad range of hardware interface devices and application programs. These provide embedded systems engineers with 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 programs
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.

The usb2Sprite embedded debug solution is immediately available for $225. Compatible with all of Macraigor's development and debugging applications, usb2Sprite supports Windows and Linux hosts.

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