Hi, I would like to know if someone had ever used anything from Freescale. I am getting, for free, a Freescale microcontroller(DEMO9S08QG8E) and it is the first time I am going to use it. I know nothing about this controller and I passing my eyes over a few sites I've got a bad feeling about it.
The problem is that I am used to program for Hitachi's H8 microcontroller, that is the best I have seen so far, cost much less then ARM and has free C compiler. Just by looking at the description this Freescale microcontroller looks quite limited when compared to ARM or H8 microcontrollers. However, I am getting it for free because they, together with Oriental Motors, are supporting my team for a contest at my University, and it is a famous contest here in Japan. I am getting the stepper motors from Oriental Motors because they are really good and expensive, but I really don't know what I should do about that microcontroller.
So if have ever touched in that microcontroller let me know and tell me anything you felt or know. I appreciate any kind of comment or advise. If you are interested in this microcontroller here is the English page:http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=DEMO9S08QG8#