Re: MetroWerks 'C' compiler & dev studio for HC908

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From: bob evinger (wd9eka@evinger.com)
Date: Wed Jun 05 2002 - 22:39:43 CDT


Anybody successfully downloaded the 125m exe? I have downloaded it
several times and reliably get a message that the file is corrupt when
it does its self check during install.

     bob

George Heron N2APB wrote:

> Good news folks. In our continuing collaboratation with the fine Motorola
> people, we now have available for FREE download the substantial MetroWerks
> "CodeWarrior for HC908" Development Studio.
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> This integrated editor, 'C' compiler and debug tool suite will allow you to
> develop code specifically for the 68HC908 processor that we're using in the
> Digital QRP Breadboard project, as described in my last three columns in QRP
> Quarterly.
>
> And, as many of you know, the HC908 Daughtercard "brains" of that project is
> also being used in the Antenna Analyzer project that N2CX and I presented at
> the FDIM QRP weekend last month. Further, the HC908 Daughtercard is being
> used in several other projects that haven't yet hit the publishing stands.
> (Due in July.)
>
> So what this all means is that if you are considering homebrewing along with
> us on these HC908 projects, you now have a very powerful development tool
> provided by the friendly people at Motorola ... free for the download.
>
> You can download the big installation program (about 140 MB), and the
> enabling license, at:
> http://e-www.motorola.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=CWSEHC08&nod
> eId=01M938645538449#boards
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> (Just individually paste the two halves of this long address into your
> browser and it'll work.)
>
> Per instructions on that page, you can alternatively order the CodeWarrior
> development package on a CD-ROM that can be delivered by mail.
>
> Of course, you don't *need* CodeWarrior in order to use the HC908 projects
> we're doing, but only if you intend on developing some customized software
> for the projects.
>
> Those QRPers building the project along with us at the Digital Breadboard
> page (http://www.njqrp.org/digitalhomebrewing) only need to be building up
> the circuits and downloading the software we provide on the website. We're
> doing the hard part for you -- that is, we're doing the software programming
> of all the neat functions like DDS VFO, voltmeter, frequency counter, SWR
> measurements, etc.
>
> Further yet ... you don't even need special programming hardware to get the
> new programs into your HC908 Daughtercard. The project is designed to be
> able to send new programs to the daughtercard and it then burns its own
> Flash memory all by itself.
>
> (For those who have ordered, the HC908 Daughtercard is just about ready to
> be shipped ... thanks for your patience, as we want to ensure that this
> heart of all our projects is done right.)
>
> We have many plans going forward with the HC908 Daughtercard too ... One of
> them is a custom "interpreter" that will allow you to connect an RS-232
> terminal (or a PC) to the card and command it by typing specialized
> BASIC-like instructions. In this way, you can set DDS VFO scanning limits
> with START SCAN = 3.5, and END SCAN = 3.8, and then command a sweep of the
> 80m band by typing SCAN. Other operations for the voltmeter, frequency
> meter, SWR readings, etc. are likewise intuitively obvious. Fun times are
> ahead!
>
> Let me know if you have any questions, and stay in touch with the Breadboard
> project on the DQH web pages.
>
> 73, George N2APB
> n2apb@amsat.org
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-- 
Bob Evinger   WD9EKA/AAR5MG(Army MARS operator)
If Guns Cause Crime, Then Matches Cause Arson.


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