68K/ColdFire V1 core

Freescale Semiconductor

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The vast majority of embedded processing is still being performed by 8-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers. As software developers have become more creative, demand for more processing power has increased, and designers are hitting the ceiling of 8-bit performance. The new ColdFire V1 core from Freescale Semiconductor is designed to provide 32-bit performance with the ease-of-use of an 8-bit microcontroller at a price point that won't give traditional 8-bit designers sticker shock
68K/ColdFire V1 core

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  • The 68K/ColdFire V1 core will offer the engine for the industry's first 32-bit devices compatible with 8-bit, allowing easy migration between architectures. Products based on the V1 core use the same peripheral modules and development tools as products based on the S08 architecture, providing upward compatibility and simplifying application design
  • ?The 68K/ColdFire V1 core is Freescale's next step in delivering the Controller Continuum, our roadmap for 8-bit and 32-bit product compatibility that will give designers the ability to move effortlessly between 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers,? says Mike McCourt, VP and general manager of Freescale's Microcontroller Division. ?Our next-generation products based on the V1 core will provide 32-bit performance with 8-bit ease-of-use at 16-bit prices.?
  • The full set of ColdFire architecture registers are built into the 68K/ColdFire V1 core, supporting the same programming model as the 68K/ColdFire V2-V4 cores. The V1 core uses the S08 bus structure, which enables the use of similar peripheral and memory modules. For package pin compatibility, the V1 uses the S08's single-pin background debug mode to create simple interface configuration

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