March 24, 2003

uClinux ported to Motorola ColdFire MCF5282

Miles Gillham writes "SnapGear recently completed porting uClinux to the Motorola ColdFire MCF5282 processor. SnapGear has worked closely with Motorola to complete this port which is based around the uClinux patches to the 2.4 Linux kernel.

Chief Software Wizard, Greg Ungerer, said "The MCF5282 is a great processor for industrial control applications and uClinux is an obvious choice for developers because of the standard Linux API and royalty-free nature of open source.".

The MCF5282 is the first microcontroller based on Motorola's 32-bit ColdFire core integrated with Ethernet, Flash and CAN. This device offers advanced communications features, a rich peripheral set and a variety of supporting software and development tools.

The MCF5282 is designed to simplify embedded Ethernet-networked microcontroller applications. With its integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC and network-ready applications software, the MCF5282 can bring standards-based networking to a variety of traditional MCU applications including food service equipment, security systems, vending machines, exercise equipment and industrial controllers. Applications in all of these areas will benefit from networking functions such as Web-based user interfaces, network time synchronization, and router/gateway functionality for legacy serial protocols.

The code is available from the uClinux CVS repository at

Further information on Motorola MCF5282 Page

Further information on SnapGear OEM Solutions

SnapGear is a trademark of SnapGear Inc. ColdFire is a trademark of Motorola. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners."


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