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Cuetek
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Help me, guys (grrls).  I got two months to come up to speed with the Coldfire µC (MCF52230) and I gotta do it on my own dime before I can pick up a certain contract.  My prior experience only rises to the level of 16 bit PICs.  My design requires the Ethernet module and a FAT GPIO bus.  What's my best bet to a) Learn quickly and comprehensively how to design and program with this chip and b) learn quickly and inexpensively how to design and program with this chip? 

Thanks in advance  -Mike
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RichTestardi
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If it helps to have a sample skeleton source code project, I have skeleton.zip at http://www.cpustick.com/downloads.htm which allows you to hook up a simple command line interface over Ethernet, and there are routine to manipulate flash (including code upgrade), I/O pins, qspi, zigbee, interrupts, etc.  I've been doing my own crash course on my own time. :smileyhappy:
 
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J2MEJediMaster
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1) Download the Special Edition of CodeWarrior for ColdFire from this web site, which will let you experiment with the tools and code development.
2) Try out and study the demo code that comes with the Special Edition.
3) Download and read the Reference/User manual from this web site.

That would do for starters.

---Tom
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Cuetek
Contributor I
Yeah, Tom, it was downloading the 7 Mbyte MCF52235 reference manual that sent me scrambling for a strategy.  Prior to that it was like, "Oh heck, I have to change controllers, that could take weeks."   Thanks for the baby steps.  I'm on it. 

-Mike
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