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element14 and Freescale Semiconductor's XL_STAR is an 8-Bit MCU based development environment, debugger and accelerometer demonstration board. The XL_STAR is a multifunction development tool for both hardware and software engineers that simplifies and speeds the development of code and movement detection functionality in portable, low power designs.
The XL_STAR offers a complete MCU development environment, combining the low power versatility of Freescale’s 8-Bit MC9S08MM128 MCU and a free version of Freescale’s CodeWarrior for Microcontrollers, now capable of generating up to 64Kbytes of object code from either assembler or C source code. This update to CodeWarrior allows >80% of Freescale’s HCS08 8-bit MCU family to be targeted for code development free of charge. XL_STAR also supports Freescale’s Flexis family allowing for migration to 32-bit MCUs for higher performance without the need for PCB redesign.
Learn more about the XL_STAR here.
Is there documentation on this board? I really whant to know more about it. And is there is Open-Source software, software tools, and/or examples provided with the board?
I have added a couple of sentences regarding RoadTest within the main description and a link to the RoadTest main page. Hopefully that will help out new users. Perhaps we should add something like that for every RoadTest in the future!
Hi- It's a great chance to try a new product for free, and let everyone else know what you thought about it by posting your review here on element14 when you have tested it out for a bit.. This page may give you a few more details:
I dont get what is this about? What is a "road test"? is it a competition, a blog, or what? Could someone please explain? Thanks!