ColdFire V1 Cross Development
Cosmic's tool chain for the ColdFire V1 family is part of a complete and uniform product line incorporating over 20 years of innovative design and development. Cosmic's familiar and easy to use software interface is available for all NXP microcontrollers to simplify the migration between targets. All Cosmic products include one year of technical support and updates.
Integrated Development Environment
All Cosmic C Cross Compilers
for Windows include IDEA - Cosmic's own integrated development
environment which is preconfigured for the ColdFire family of processors.
IDEA is designed specifically for developing embedded applications with
Cosmic compilers. IDEA integrates an editor, project manager, graphical
smart build/make facility, program analyzer, link file generator,
documentation manager and ZAP debugger into one easy to use environment
running under all popular Windows versions.
Click here for more information about IDEA.
The C Compiler package
includes: an integrated development environment with optimizing ANSI-C
cross compiler, macro assembler, linker, librarian, hex file generator,
object format converters, debugging support utilities, run-time library
source code, and a multi-pass compiler command driver. The compiler
also supports non-intrusive C source-level debugging with Cosmic's line
of ZAP debuggers.
Click here for general information on Cosmic Compilers.
ColdFire specific features include:
- Designed for Performace
The Cosmic Coldfire compiler has been designed to produce efficent code. This avoids the complexity and overhead of a more generic compiler and results in excellent performance.
- ANSI and ISO C Compiler
The Cosmic Coldfire compiler follows ANSI and ISO rules and conventions. All code and libraries are optimized specifically for the Coldfire V1 processor core. All Coldfire V1 derivatives and sub-families are supported including MCF51AC, MCF51AG, MCF51CN, MCF51EM, MCF51JE, MCF51JM, MCF51MM and MCF51QE.
- Reentrant and Recursive
With all programming models all code is fully reentrant and recursive using standard ANSI stack frame conventions.
- IEEE-754 Floating Point
Supports IEEE double and single precision floating point formats with full
ANSI libraries (Source code included).
- ANSI and ISO C Compiler
The Cosmic ColdFire compiler follows ANSI and
ISO rules and conventions. All code and libraries are optimized specifically
for the ColdFire processor cores.
- Moveable Code Feature
Moveable code feature is designed to make RAM based code
like boot loaders easy to create and maintain. The Linker automatically
creates a segment in ROM to store moveable code. Then at run time,
use the supplied library function to locate and copy the moveable code
into RAM at any time for execution.
- Host Independent Formats
The Cosmic relocatable and absolute object formats are host independent. This allows user's on PC, SUN and HP to share objects for linking and debugging.
- In-line Assembly
The compiler provides three convenient methods for adding
assembly code inside a C program. Includes an argument passing mechanism.
- Absolute Listings
Optionally produce relocatable and/or absolute C interspersed
with the corresponding Assembly listings.
- Automated Check Sums
Easy to use check sum facility and library (Source included)
allow users to quickly implement an efficient check sum on any or all
sections. Check sum calculation and insertion is transparently managed
by the linker.
- Mixed C and Assembly
Cosmic tools support mixed C and Assembly applications.
Including Assembler support for C #defines and #includes. so C and
assembly language modules may share common constants and macros.
- ELF/DWARF Debug Support
The Cosmic compiler suite supports the ELF/DWARF
standard debug format used by many popular emulators and logic analyzers.
- Eclipse compatible
Supports default Eclipse error parser format
- In-Circuit Emulator Compatibility
CXCF is compatible with all existing emulators.
- Flexible Compiler Interface
Cosmic compilers are designed to be powerful and flexible
so they can be used with virtually any environment. Use Cosmic's own
IDEA interface or use your favorite editor, make utility and/or source
code control system - It's Your Choice!!
debugger is a full featured C and Assembly language source-level
debugger for embedded applications. ZAP's intuitive graphical interface
is uniform for all targets and execution environments. ZAP is
available in 2 execution versions for the ColdFire. (1) ZAP SIM Debugger
with included processor Simulator, (2) ZAP BDM debugger/flash programmer
uses the ColdFire on-chip background debug mode.
Click here for general information about the ZAP debugger.
ZAP ColdFire BDM specific features include:
- BDM Interface Cables
ZAP BDM supports Background Debug Mode cables from P&E Microcomputer Systems.
- Real-time debugging
ZAP ColdFire BDM provides a low cost real-time target debugging
environment using the on-chip Background Debug Mode protocol and
hardware breakpoint module. ZAP Programs and debugs single chip
applications directly in Flash in real-time. No remapping or
- Hardware Breakpoint
ZAP fully utilizes the on-chip hardware breakpoint module to provide
real-time execution and data breakpoint capabilities. ZAP transparently
configures the hardware breakpoint module to supports real-time