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Freescale CodeWarrior

Freescale CodeWarrior Development Studio for Microcontrollers is an Eclipse based IDE from Freescale which amongst others supports the Freescale Kinetis MCU (Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M4) family.

J-Link is natively supported since CodeWarrior V10.1 and does not require additional software components like the J-Link GDBServer. For more information about CodeWarrior and the installation process, please refer to www.nxp.com. Freescale CodeWarrior comes with a sample project generator.

Using a CodeWarrior Project With J-Link

In the following, a short step-by-step tutorial how to configure a Freescale CodeWarrior project to get up and running with J-Link is given.

  • Open the project to configure
  • Select Run| Debug Configurations | ... from the menu
  • Select the proper debug configuration
  • Switch to the Main tab and click on the Edit... button
  • Select proper target interface (SWD, JTAG, ...) and interface speed (fixed 4000 kHz is suitable for most targets and leads to good performance)
  • Make sure that the proper device is selected
  • Now the project is ready to be debugged with J-Link / J-Trace.