Cosmic's toolchain for the xC16x 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 Motorola microcontrollers to simplify the migration between targets. All Cosmic products include one year of technical support and updates.
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All Cosmic C Cross Compilers for Windows include IDEA - Cosmic's own integrated development environment which is preconfigured for the xC16x 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 98/NT/2000 and XP.
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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.
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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xC16x Specific features include:
ANSI and ISO C Compiler
The Cosmic xC16x compiler follows ANSI and ISO rules and conventions. All code and libraries are optimized specifically for the xC16x processor core. All xC16x derivatives and sub-families are supported.
Support for c16x and XC16X derivatives
Both c16x and XC16x derivatives are fully supported.
Support for MAC in C
Using the "mac" variable in C the compiler will automatically generate MAC instructions.
Reentrant and Recursive
All code is fully reentrant and recursive using standard ANSI stack frame conventions.
In addition to Standard ANSI C bit fields, CXxC16x supports single bit variables using the _Bool keyword providing an easy and efficient bit packing mechanism for true/false flags.
The compiler provides three convenient methods for adding assembly code inside a C program. Includes an argument passing mechanism.
Optionally produce relocatable and/or absolute C interspersed with the corresponding Assembly listings.
IEEE-754 Floating Point
Supports IEEE single floating point formats with full ANSI libraries (Source code included).
Moveable Code Feature
Moveable code feature is designed to make RAM based code like boot loaders and programmers 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 relocate and copy the moveable code into RAM for execution.
Check Sum Feature
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
CXxC16x is compatible with emulators from 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 favourite editor, make utility and/or source code control system - It's Your Choice!!
ZAP is a full featured source-level debugger available for Windows. ZAP's intuitive graphical interface is uniform for all targets and execution environments. ZAP is available in 2 versions* for the xC16x. (1) ZAP SIM Debugger with integrated processor Simulator, (2) ZAP monitor-based debugger for FORTH development boards (not yet released)
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