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Coldfire V1 & V2 not recommended for new design?

Question asked by Brian Johnson on Jun 11, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2015 by TomE

Now that Freescale has been "bought", it looks like Coldfire is toast.

Is this true?

I only ever looked at V1 because the BDM for V2 got bloated.   It should be a single wire bidirectional serial port, with a break timer reset.   I like the architecture much better than ARM, but the V1 clock speed seemed to be stuck at 25Mhz and the ram is always tiny.  There seems to be a rule that RAM will always be 1/4 the size of the FLASH or less.   The most impressive Coldfire chip isn't even on the Coldfire webpage...the FXLC95000CL.
Assembly language support also seems to be a thing of the past.

I guess it's time to do an FPGA core.

Brian J.

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