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Cosmic 68HC08 and HCS08 Cross Development Tools

NXP and the NXP logo are trademarks of NXP. Cosmic's toolchain for the 68HC08/HCS08 family is part of a complete and uniform product line incorporating over 20 years of innovative design and development. Cosmic's familiar and easy to use software interface is available for all NXP microcontrollers to simplify the migration between targets. All Cosmic products include one year of technical support and updates.







Integrated Development Environment

All Cosmic C Cross Compilers for Windows include IDEA - Cosmic's own integrated development environment which is preconfigured for the 68HC08/HCS08 family of processors. IDEA is designed specifically for developing embedded applications with Cosmic compilers. IDEA integrates an editor, project manager, graphical smart build/make facility, program analyzer, link file generator, documentation manager and ZAP debugger into one easy to use environment running under Windows 7, XP and compatible.
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Third Party IDE Integration

Most Cosmic compilers can be easily integrated in third party IDEs such as Borland Codewright and RistanCase Development Assistant for C. Click here for more information.

Compiler

The C Compiler package includes: an integrated development environment with optimizing ANSI-C cross compiler, macro assembler, linker, librarian, hex file generator, object format converters, debugging support utilities, run-time library source code, and a multi-pass compiler command driver. The compiler also supports non-intrusive C source-level debugging with Cosmic's line of ZAP debuggers.
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68HC08/HCS08 specific features include:
  • HC08 and HCS08 Cores
    The Cosmic 68HC08 / HCS08 compiler generates highly efficient code for both the 68HC08 and the next generation HCS08 families of microcontrollers.
  • ANSI and ISO C Compiler
    The Cosmic 68HC08 / HCS08 compiler follows ANSI and ISO rules and conventions. All code and libraries are optimized specifically for the 68HC08 / HCS08 processor cores.
  • Reentrant and Recursive
    All code is fully reentrant and recursive using standard ANSI stack frame conventions.
  • C Support for Zero Page
    Compiler source extensions provide efficient use of the 68HC08 / HCS08 direct addressing mode and single byte pointers
  • In-line Assembly
    The compiler provides three convenient methods for adding assembly code inside a C program. Includes an argument passing mechanism.
  • IEEE-754 Floating Point
    Supports IEEE single floating point formats with full ANSI libraries (Source code included).
  • Absolute Listings
    Optionally produce relocatable and/or absolute C interspersed with the corresponding Assembly listings.
  • Moveable Code Feature
    Moveable code feature is designed to make RAM based code like bootloaders easy to create and maintain. The Linker automatically creates a segment in ROM to store moveable code. Then at run time, use the supplied library function to locate and copy the moveable code into RAM at any time for execution.
  • Automated Check Sums
    Easy to use check sum facility and library (Source included) allow users to quickly implement an efficient check sum on any or all sections. Check sum calculation and insertion is transparently managed by the linker.
  • Mixed C and Assembly
    Cosmic tools support mixed C and Assembly applications. Including Assembler support for C #defines and #includes. so C and assembly language modules may share common constants and macros.
  • Host Independent Formats
    The Cosmic relocatable and absolute object formats are host independent. This allows user's on PC, SUN and HP to share objects for linking and debugging.
  • IEEE-695 and ELF/DWARF Debug Support
    The Cosmic compiler suite supports the IEEE and ELF DWARF standard debug formats used by many popular emulators and logic analyzers.
  • In-Circuit Emulator Compatibility
    Cosmic's 68HC08 / HCS08 compiler is compatible with emulators from NXP, I-System and Lauterbach.
  • Flexible Compiler Interface
    Cosmic compilers are designed to be powerful and flexible so they can be used with virtually any environment. Use Cosmic's own IDEA interface or use your favorite editor, make utility and/or source code control system - It's Your Choice!!
  • OS Compatibility
    Cosmic HC08 / HCS08 compiler is compatible with most HC08 / HCS08 operating systems and real-time kernels including specific ports from CMX, MicroC/OS-II and OSEK vendors.
  • Graphical Programming Environments
    Cosmic HC08/HCS08 Compiler is fully compatible with I-Logix's Rhapsody in C graphical programming environment. Rhapsody in C provides software synthesis, melding the graphical model and design parameters to generate production-quality, highly efficient and readable code, small enough to fit on 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers.
  • OSEK/VDX Certified
    OSEK/VDX is an Automotive consortium aiming at an industry standard for an open-ended architecture for distributed control units in vehicles. OSEK is an abreviation for a German term which translates to "Open systems and the corresponding interfaces for automotive electronics". VDX is an abreviation for Vehicle Distributed eXecutive.
    Cosmic HC08 / HCS08 compiler is OSEK/VDX Certified with operating systems from 3SOFT, and LiveDevices Limited.

ZAP Debugger

ZAP is a full featured source-level debugger available for Windows and Motif. ZAP's intuitive graphical interface is uniform for all targets and execution environments. Cosmic's ZAP debugger is available in several versions for the HC08 and HCS08 depending on your hardware development environment.

  • ZAP FSICE will be available soon...
  • ZAP SIM Debugger with Simulator (HC08 and HCS08)
  • ZAP BDM debugger interface for P&E BDM Multilinlk cable (HCS08)
  • ZAP MON08 Multilink debugger for P&E MON08 Multilink (HC08)
  • ZAP MON08 debugger/flash programmer using the HC08's on-chip monitor (HC08)
  • ZAP MMDS debugger interface for NXP's MMDS08 and MMEVS08 (HC08)
  • ZAP InDART debugger interface for Softec's InDART emulators (HC08 and HCS08

Click here for general information about the ZAP debugger.

ZAP HCS08 BDM specific features include:

  • BDM Interface Cables
    ZAP HCS08 BDM supports Background Debug Mode cables from P&E Microcomputer Systems. Including:
    LPT BDM Multilink with PC Parallel port connection
    USB BDM Multilink Rev A with PC USB 1.1 support
    NEW USB BDM Multilink Rev B with fast PC USB 2.0 support.
    Includes Multilink firmware update support
  • Real-time debugging
    ZAP HCS08 BDM provides a low cost real-time target debugging environment using the on-chip Background Debug Mode protocol and hardware breakpoint module. ZAP Programs and debugs single chip applications directly in Flash in real-time. No remapping or reprogramming required.
  • Flash Programming
    ZAP HCS08 BDM supports most HCS08 on-chip FLASH and Byte EEPROM.
  • Automatic Clock Detection
    ZAP BDM connects through a PC parallel or USB port and automatically determines the target clock speed for connection and allows continued debugging even through PLL bus speed changes.
  • Flash Security
    ZAP 6812 BDM supports programming and debugging with the HCS08 FLASH security feature.
  • Hardware Breakpoint
    ZAP fully utilizes the on-chip hardware breakpoints for complex code and data breakpoints.
  • Real-Time C Trace
    ZAP HCS08 BDM includes a real-time C and Assembly trace, complex triggers and profiling features using the HCS08’s debug module.
  • Real-Time Data Monitors/watch
    ZAP HCS08 BDM allows you to monitor and modify any data objects or memory locations while the processor is running in real-time.

ZAP 6808 MON08 Multilink specific features include:

  • MON08 Multilink
    ZAP MON08 Multilink provides a low cost real-time target debugging environment using the MON08 Multilink from P&E Microcomputer Systems. This version works in conjunction with P&E's Prog08 Flash programmer.
  • Real-time debugging
    ZAP MON08 provides a low cost real-time target debugging environment using the on-chip MON08 functionality and hardware breakpoint module. ZAP debugs single chip applications directly in Flash. No remapping or reprogramming required.
  • Flash Security
    ZAP MON08 supports the 68HC08 MON08 flash security feature. ZAP saves program security bytes for fast reloads. ZAP can also connect and erase secure devices.
  • Hardware Breakpoint
    ZAP uses the on-chip MON08 hardware breakpoint module to provide real-time execution and break capabilities.

ZAP 6808 MON08 (serial) specific features include:

  • Real-time debugging
    ZAP MON08 provides a low cost real-time target debugging environment using the on-chip MON08 functionality and hardware breakpoint module. ZAP Programs and debugs single chip applications directly in Flash. No remapping or reprogramming required.
  • Flash Programming
    ZAP MON08 supports on-chip flash erase and programming for most HC08 derivatives.
  • Flash Security
    ZAP MON08 supports the 68HC08 MON08 flash security feature. ZAP saves program security bytes for fast reloads. ZAP can also connect and erase secure devices.
  • Hardware Breakpoint
    ZAP uses the on-chip MON08 hardware breakpoint module to provide real-time execution and break capabilities.
ZAP 6808 MMDS/MMEVS specific features include:
  • Real-time debugging
    ZAP MMDS provides a robust full featured and real-time debugging environment.
  • Hardware Breakpoints
    ZAP MMDS offers an unlimited number of hardware breakpoints using the MMDS and MMEVS hardware breakpoint facility.
  • Complex Event triggers
    Set multiple complex events and triggers to stop or record real-time execution data. Also records and displays time stamp and logic clip levels.
  • Dual Port Real-time memory
    Monitor and update memory while code runs in real time. Includes variable refresh rate.
  • Real-time Trace
    Flexible trace feature displays recorded trace in several formats including raw cycle data, C source, disassembly, and C source interspersed with the corresponding disassembly. Export any trace format to a file for post processing and documentation.
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