IPextreme Introduces Freescale HCS08 Microprocessor IP Core

IPextreme, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, is adding the Freescale HCS08 8-bit microprocessor to its line of industry standard 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessors. The Freescale HCS08 is a synthesizable, state-of-the-art, high performance and low power 8-bit microprocessor that can be easily integrated into any ASIC or FPGA design. The HCS08 also provides an easy migration path to Freescale’s 32-bit ColdFire architecture. Using Freescale’s CodeWarrior integrated development environment, assembly code for the HCS08 can be retargeted to the 32-bit V1 ColdFire with just a few mouse clicks.

Freescale HCS08 Microprocessor IP Core“We are pleased to continue to expand the portfolio of Freescale IP made available for licensing through IPextreme,” says Jeff Bock, Freescale’s Global Microcontroller Marketing Manager. “The HCS08 provides a low-cost entry point and an easy migration to our ColdFire Architecture, giving designers the flexibility they need. IPextreme’s Core Store[tm] enables designers to get through the IP purchase process quickly and allows them to focus on their designs.”

Freescale has shipped hundreds of millions of devices based on the HCS08 processor architecture and thousands of embedded systems are utilizing it. Since the HCS08 IP core is object code compatible with currently available Freescale 68HC08 and HCS08 devices, embedded systems currently based on these processors are easily migrated to ASICs or FPGAs, and all software is fully binary compatible. In addition, users of the HCS08 can leverage the immense ecosystem of evaluation systems, development systems, compilers and application software.

“The HCS08 is a microprocessor that has already been utilized in many market segments such as consumer, industrial, medical, automotive and low-cost networking. Providing embedded system designers with a synthesizable version allows them to integrate their designs into ASIC or FPGAs while leveraging the extensive ecosystem of hardware and software development tools and maintaining complete software compatibility,” said Rick Tomihiro, vice president of marketing for IPextreme. “As usual, IPextreme will package, license and support these synthesizable cores.”

Pricing and Availability
The Freescale HCS08 core is available for licensing now. Like all IPextreme IP, the core is offered in a complete package that includes synthesizable source code, integration test bench, and complete documentation. Encrypted versions of the core are available from the Core Store at US $10,000. Full source code versions of the HCS08 and other Core Store IP are also available for additional fees.

For additional product information, please see www.ip-extreme.com/IP/hcs08
To purchase the HCS08 please visit the Core Store at www.ip-extreme.com/corestore/

About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme licenses famous semiconductor IP (intellectual property) and methodologies developed by large semiconductor companies to chip designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan.

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