This QUICCstart uses the Freescale MPC885 PowerQUICC I processor on a compact and powerful credit card sized single board computer module. The MPC885 processor features an integrated PowerPC core and Communications Processor Module (CPM) to provide a scalable computing solution for networked devices. The PowerPC core runs at a speed of 133MHz and provides general purpose control and computing functionality, while the dedicated CPM offloads communications functions such as USB, Fast Ethernet, HDLC, and ATM. The small form factor and expansion bus capability make this an ideal board for implementing a cost-efficient yet powerful embedded CPU module. The processor expansion bus brings all of the processor signals to standard connectors allowing you simple and full access to the power of the processor.
CodeWarrior Tools integration: a trial copy of Freescale’s own CodeWarrior development tools provides a single development environment that includes CodeWarrior compilers, high-performance hardware debug capability via the included USB TAP with support for conditional breakpoints, data watchpoints and expression evaluation, a comprehensive Project Manager and Build System with an easy-to-use GUI and graphical flash memory programming capability.
Free Schematics: a PDF of this board’s schematics are available. These schematics can give an engineer a solid starting point when considering the use of this processor in their own boards.
Experienced Support: as a supplier of evaluation systems, reference designs and hardware-assisted debugging tools for an array of microprocessors, Freescale has the experience necessary to provide knowledgeable, responsive application and technical support for development projects.
Linux Board Support Package: Freescale provides the source code for a board support package available for use with our Linux Platform Edition product. Developers can fully utilize and modify the source code for current and future projects.
Accelerated Early Development: firmware, hardware and production test engineers can each take advantage of Freescale evaluation systems and reference designs. Firmware and hardware engineers can adapt Freescale evaluation systems to their own, enabling them to reduce development time. Production test engineers can use the board and included CodeWarrior Tools and USB TAP to design and prototype complex and efficient production algorithms before the custom hardware is prototyped.