Evaluation Type: Evaluation Boards
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: -
What were the biggest problems encountered?: - quick start guide - codewarriror software - lab examples
The product arrived today, the packing was nice. The board and the components seems nice and good quality.
After a quick examine of the board itself, I tried the onboard installed demo applications.
The I2C low-G sensor was awesome in action, its picked up movements and rolling as I expected,
I just loved it.
When I finished with the physical inspection, I followed the directions on the backside of the package,
downloaded the CodeWarrior itself, then some drivers and LAB examples, and finally there was I
with all the preparations I needed.
However, around the end of step (part) 2, the things in CodeWarrior was started to diferentiate to the
instructions in the quick start guide (http://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/quick_start_guide/S08PDCQSG.pdf?fpsp=1).
Its a problem, because I ended up with some errors in the building process. I was a bit sad about it,
but with some extra effort, I was able to fire it up.
As far as I currently see, points of can-be-improved:
- better quick start guide (or perhaps a ready-to-go application/addon, that can be installed after CodeWarrior, and can
Possible in-field applications of this boards include:
- washing machine
- mixer (concrete)
Final thoughts: Nice microcontroller with great features and good performance.