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Cosmic ColdFire V1 Cross Development Tools

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 Freescale 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.
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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.
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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.
  • 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).
  • 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!!

ZAP Debugger

Cosmic's ZAP 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.

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 reprogramming required.
  • 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 execution breakpoints.