Message Edited by mnorman on 04-04-2006 12:22 PM
I would like to order the new DEMO board but didn't find a link to it. Is it already deliverable and if so, how best to order?
We have been supporting the NE64 with the uTasker operating system and integrated TCP/IP stack for a year or so and it seems logical to upgrade support to the new Coldfire devices with Ethernet. The uTasker V1.2 for the NE64 is presently being released, including free serial debugger and software to convert the DEMO9S12NE64 into LAN capable BDM. There are online demos - see http://18.104.22.168:8080 for web cam; http://22.214.171.124 and http://126.96.36.199:8081 for on line devices (login with ADMIN / AL6000S and anon / anon resp.). A simple web based NE64 BDM is online at http://188.8.131.52:8083 also using anon / anon login.
The uTasker environment includes a unique chip simulator allowing almost complete real-time development and debugging on PC. It is free for educational and non-commercial use, with free email support - anyone interested can contact me for application.
There is a new complete project with tutorial for the NE64 (which is planned to be upgraded to Coldfire support) demonstrating powerful FTP and HTTP features. If someone at Freescale contacts me directly with an Email address I will send over a copy under the educational license for evaluation - you may be suprised at what it can do...! [needs VisualStudio 6.0 or higher for the simulation environment and compiles also to target].
Unfortunately the seminars are presently only available in the Americas. I have seem that there is likely to be one in Zurich, Switzerland, where I am, in September or so. Therefore I will see whether I can grab a DEMO board as soon as it is available. We prefer to support the DEMO boards since the user base is must greater than the EVB (at least this is the case for the DEMO9S12NE64 - I have many contacts with one but almost none with the EVB - we have even half a dozen different projects which were prototyped with the DEMO board since its cute housing and power supply make it suitable to even give to customers until their board arrive....)
is there a chance that any of those will be drop in compatible with the 5213? I am in the process of designing a single board computer around this controller, but wouldn't mind a USB or ETHERNET connection as well. Also, is there any word on when these will be available for sample/purchase?
Message Edited by jwbodnar on 04-06-200602:37 PM
No I didn't try the Interniche stack but I managed to port our uTasker to the new device.
See the following with on-line demo:
If you would like to see it running on your demo board you can load the demo project from here (it has a web server, ftp, telnet and smtp).
For educational and hobby use it if free of charge, including free email support, coming with an operating system, TCP/IP stack and M5223X simulator - the complete project runs in real time on a PC and can be tested in a real-network where it is not noticable that it is a simulator and not the real device running. It can save a lot of project development time since complete applications can be coded and tested before having to move to the real target - also the internal coldfire peripherals are simulated so low level debugging is very comfortable.