I've recently began working with the 9S12XDP512 board from Technological Arts, and I've having a bit of trouble. I'm sure these are just growing pains, but I've got a couple of problems I could use some advice on:
1.) I'm using CodeWarrior 5.9.0 (info from the About CodeWarrior menu) with SRecCvt GUI to compile my .s19 then convert it to the correct format as I understand it. I know my board and loading technique are in order, because I'm able to load this .s19 file (acquired from a website):
onto the flash memory and it works just fine (blinks the LED). However, when I try to simulate the output using CodeWarrior and SRecCvt, I don't get anything like this. Mine, after conversion, looks like this:
If my settings are correct (which may be part of the problem), I'd expect my output, which was compiled with the same*.c file, to be similar to that of the previous, correct .s19. When I load this not-so-snazzy code on the board, obviously it doesn't work. Any advice for me on this issue? I just want to write a program to blink the LED on the board using CodeWarrior and SRecCvt.
2.) Where can I find a good document on how to code for the 9S12XDP512? I'm a software engineer by profession, using only high-level languages, and I'm a bit out of my element. I am used to having large developer communities to leech information from, but it seems like there isn't as much "entry-level" information for these micro controllers. I don't want my hand held throughout the process, but I'd like some good info that can get me started. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help. Like I said, I'm new to all of this, so I'll go ahead and claim ignorance for any fouls in my post.