The Z8C Code Development System is targeted to the Z8 family of microcontrollers. The Z8C Code Development System includes:
an optimising C Cross-compiler.
the BCLink linker.
an Integrated Development Environment and editor.
a built-in macro cross-assembler.
Other features of the Z8C Code Development System include:
Highly optimised generated code. Full versions generate ROMable code, demonstration versions generate listing files with assembly.
part-specific header files describe the unique features of each target device.
compiler configuration using #pragma directives.
ports are declared and protected using the #pragma port series of directives
the #pragma vector directive specifies the location and assigned name for interrupt sources.
BClink Linker links object files and libraries compiled with z8c.exe
object libraries can be included directly in C source files using Absolute Code Mode.
named address spaces support the grouping of variables at specific memory locations.
SPECIAL address space declares variables at special locations such as external devices or internal EPROM.
LOCAL address space allows you to use local variables.
extensions to the C language designed specifically for the embedded systems developer. Some extensions include bit-sized data types, binary constants, extended case statements, direct variable placement with the @ symbol, and support for processor-specific functions.
interrupt handler support in C; makes context saving and restoring easy.
data types include:
char, short, int, long
register-oriented types for direct access to processor registers when necessary
selectable 8 or 16 bit int data type.
packed bit fields in structs.
include single and multiple lines of inline assembly within a C program with the #asm and #endasm directives
extensive control over computer-generated initializations.
generates source-level information required for emulators.
supports the instruction extensions C94, C95, HALT, MUL, STOP, WAIT
supports processor specific instructions DI, EI, HALT, NOP, RCF, SCF, STOP, WAIT, WDT, WDH
supports direct access to IPR, IMR, IRG, FLAGS, RP, SPH, SPL registers