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.