A quick tutorial on how to create, compile and debug an application for Freescale S12G

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Requirements:

  • Install the Freescale CodeWarrior IDE and the compiler CWS12v5.1
    • The Windows version of the IDE (that ocntains the compiler) can be downloaded from the following site (please note that the site requires registration): HCS12_CODEWARRIOR_V5.1
    • Install the software in your desired location (every path without blank spaces is a recommended path, for example: C:\Programmi\Freescale\CWS12v5.1).
  • Create a project for RT-Druid.
    • First enter the compiler path in RT-Druid. In the menu at the top, under Windows - Preferences - RT-Druid - Oil - Freescale S12, enter the path where you installed the compiler as shown in the figure.
Compiler preferences.PNG
  • Then, select File - New - RT_Druid ILO and C / C + + project to create a new project.
New s12g project.PNG
  • Enter the name of the project (for example: s12_cw_task_demo) and click on Next to specify a template.
Project name.PNG
  • Choose the Monostack TASK demo as shown in the figure and click on the Finish button.
Task demo.PNG
  • To use a selected revision of the kernel for project building, right-click on the project name and open the Properties window. Then select Erika files location and click to Configure workspace Settings to set the EE kernel location path for the IDE or choose another option.
Ee path.PNG
  • Now you can compile all the files of the project. To do this, simply right-click on the project name and select Build Project.
Build s12g.PNG
  • If the compilation has been successfully completed the executable file, named “s12.elf”, should be present inside the Debug folder in the project tree.
Build success.PNG
  • Execute the application on the S12G micro-controller. The USB drivers for the TWRS12G128 board should be already installed, otherwise follow the installation procedure described in the user manual of the board. Move the power jumpers in the right position and connect the board with the USB cable (for more info see the manual of the board). Then connect the board and your PC using a serial communication cable (please note that you may need a USB-serial converter if your PC hasn't a DB9 connector).
    • Copy the project path from the project properties as shown in the figure (the project path is needed to upload the executable file s12.elf in the debugger).
Project path.PNG
  • Open the Freescale debugger named HIWAVE, launching the executable “hiwave.exe” located in the “Prog” folder under the installation directory of the compiler (for example: C:\Programmi\Freescale\CWS12v5.1\Prog).
Hiwave.PNG
  • Board selection. Under the menu “Component” select Set Connection. In the menu choose HC12, P&E Multilink/Cyclone Pro in the combo boxes and click OK.
Pe.PNG
  • From the HC12MultilinkCyclonePro menu, choose Load ... and upload the executable file s12.elf located in the Debug folder inside the project.

Check the box Automatically erase and program into FLASH and EEPROM and click Open (see image below).

Hiwave s12 elf.PNG
  • A message of warning will appear, don't worry and click OK. If the source files are not displayed correctly open the configuration file (PE_Multilink_CyclonePro.ini) before loading the file s12.elf. Push Run (or press F5 on the keyboard) to start the application.

Note: If your version of HIWAVE does not recognize the board is likely that the problem is related to the version of the dll peosbdmv1.dll", in the folder C:\Programmi\Freescale\CWS12v5.1\Prog. Please, update the dll installing the service pack named CW12_V5_1_HCS12_G240_SP.exe or replacing the old dll with the new one provided by the latest P&E drivers.

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