I am planning to develop an embedded application with the Freescale (Motorola) MC9S12DP256 microcontroller. I aleready have a good 10 year knowledge of HC11/HC12 C/assembly programming, and electronics design, what I need now is a good development kit, including compiler and Backgroud Debug Mode.
Question # 1 So what kit should I buy to start with ? I saw IAR Embedded Workbench V3.11 for Freescale HCS12 which looks quite pretty good, does anyone here use it ?
Question # 2 The app should connect to Ethernet LAN so I will use an Ethernet controller chip : is there anyone around here who already did such an interface with a HC12 ? I can't figure out which Ethernet controller chip is the best (easyest) to plug to HC12, I made a list but can't choose : CirrusLogic CS8900AMicrochip ENC28J60 Intel 82559 Asix AX88796 Realtek RTL8019AS SMSC LAN91C96
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