FIRE Emulator for Freescale 68HC12 / MCS12 / S12X

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FIRE Emulator for Freescale 68HC12 / MCS12 / S12X
Full support for STAR12 and HC12 family
Easy upgrade from HC12 to STAR12
Support for S12X family
Supports Cosmic, Metrowerks, IAR and INTROL Compilers
Supports no-waitstate emulation up to 40 MHz (ECLK)
Support for all CPU modes
Configurable Trace
Supports full Voltage range
Dual-port access to emulation and target memory
Dynamic peripheral window
Programming and emulation of on chip EEPROM and FLASH
User interface compatible to BDM debugger
Solder-On, TET and YAMAICHI adapters
Support of all derivatives, also non-public versions
Support for
 MC68HC912D60, MC68HC912DG128, MC68HC912DT128, MC9S12A128, MC9S12A256, MC9S12A64, MC9S12B128, MC9S12B256, MC9S12B64, MC9S12C128, MC9S12C32, MC9S12C64, MC9S12C96, MC9S12D64, MC9S12DB128, MC9S12DG128, MC9S12DG256, MC9S12DJ128, MC9S12DJ256, MC9S12DJ64, MC9S12DP256, MC9S12DP512, MC9S12DT128, MC9S12DT256, MC9S12GC128, MC9S12GC16, MC9S12GC32, MC9S12GC64, MC9S12GC96, MC9S12KG128, MC9S12KG256, MC9S12KG32, MC9S12KG64, MC9S12KT256, MC9S12Q128, MC9S12Q32, MC9S12Q64, MC9S12Q96, MC9S12XB128, MC9S12XB256, MC9S12XD128, MC9S12XD256, MC9S12XD64, MC9S12XDG128, MC9S12XDP512, MC9S12XDQ256, MC9S12XDT256, MC9S12XDT384, MC9S12XDT512, MC9S12XEG128, MC9S12XEP100, MC9S12XEP768, MC9S12XEQ384, MC9S12XEQ512, MC9S12XET256, MC9S12XF128, MC9S12XF256, MC9S12XF384, MC9S12XF512, MC9S12XFE128, MC9S12XFR128, MC9S12XS128, MC9S12XS256, MC9S12XS64, MCS12KC128, MCS12KC64, MCS12KL128, MCS12KL64
The FIRE-12 emulator module is designed to support all HC12 and STAR12 derivatives. The modular concept of the TRACE32-Fire is continued within the HC12/STAR12 specific units. There is a Fire-12 family module which can be used for all derivatives. Different sizes of emulation, break an flag memory are available to adjust the system to the application. A small, cpu specific module defines which HC12/STAR12 derivative is emulated. So changing from an HC12 derivative to a STAR12 derivative (for example form HC12DG128 to MCS912DP256) is a easy job. Trigger and trace can be configured in a wide range to support different needs of designers. Softwaredesinger can put their point of view on the execution of instructions undisturbed of prefetches or unused cycles, while hardware designers can concentrate on the cycles on the MCU′s bus interface. The FLASH memory is emulated by an extra emulation system with separate breakpoints and execution flags for code coverage.

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The FIRE-12 probe is a high-performance emulation system for many derivates of the 68HC12 and Star12 family. The change between different CPU types is done by changing the probe. The probe supports high-speed emulation at the maximal frequency of the emu lated derivative.



Operating Modes

  • Reset Down
  • Alone Internal
  • Alone External
  • Emulation Internal
  • Emulation External

Max. Operation Frequency

  • 50 MHz (25 MHz ECLK)

Emulation Modes

  • Single-Chip

Internal Clock 0.75 to 50 MHz

Multitask Debugging

Trace Control with Prefetch Filtering

  • TraceNoUnusedCycles
  • TraceNoPrefetchCycles
  • TraceReset
  • TraceWait
  • TraceAll

Voltage and Clock Monitors for the Target System

  • Clock monitor may be swichted off

Exception Control

  • Static Exception Setting
    • Cpu Reset
    • Peripheral Reset
    • IRQ
    • XIRQ
  • Target Exception Control
    • Cpu Reset
    • Peripheral Reset
    • IRQ
    • XIRQ
  • Exception Trigger
    • Cpu Reset
    • Peripheral Reset
    • IRQ
    • XIRQ
  • Exception Simulation
    • Cpu Reset
    • Peripheral Reset
    • IRQ
    • XIRQ

EEPROM Support

  • EEPROM may be loaded or erased directly (EEPROM cells can be manipulated similar to RAM cells)

FLASH Support

  • On-Chip FLASH may be loaded and erased.

Direct Access to Register Area



Compatible BDM Debugger

  • Supports all members of HC12/MCS12/S12X/S12Z family
  • Operates in full volatge range of MCU
  • Supports programming of onchip EEPROM and FLASH
  • Supports onchip Hardware Breakpoints
  • Unlimited Software Breakpoints in RAM and ROM
  • Hidden access to whole memory map
  • Full HLL and ASM support available
  • Batch Processing


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