the Flexis controller one of the best microcontrollers for
education and embedded applications?
- Low cost.
$0.37 for an 8-bit MC9RS08KA1
to $2.28 for a 32-bit
MCF51JM32VLD including a native USB port.
- Low power and high
- Pin to pin compatible is
the industry first. Both 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs
share the same pinouts, so a switching between an 8-bit
MCU and a 32-bit MCU does not require a PCB re-design.
- Great 68000 architecture,
powerful and easy to understand instruction set for education. Its predecessors,
like 6800, 68HC11, 68000 and 68HC12 were the most popular
microcontrollers in university classrooms.
- Large on-chip resources,
a great amount of I/Os, up to 4K RAM. 128K flash memory
for the 8-bit, and 16K RAM , 256K flash memory for the
12-bit ADC, SPI,
UART, CAN and PWM outputs
- On-chip USB port for making
projects as USB devices
- Free CodeWarrior C
complier and source-level and a step-by-step debugger
- Supported by Jim
- Supported by Richard Testardi's
"StickOS" with an interactive debugger
- Supported by Code Sorcery tool
chain (compiler, assembler and linker), 100% GPL.
- A gateway to more advanced
Coldfire V2-V4, ARM microcontroller families
- Lowest cost debugger
hardware USBDM available at $16 for source-level and
step-by-step debugging, a fraction of the price of
similar devices from other chip makers.