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MCF548x Fire Engine

Based on the Freescale MCF5484 or MCF5485 ColdFire V4e core microprocessor running up to 200 MHz.


IMPORTANT: Some models of this product have entered End of Life (EOL) status; please refer to the EOL Notification for last time buy and ship details.

The MCF548x Fire Engine is a compact, product-ready hardware and software solution that fast forwards your embedded product design.

The ColdFire MCF5484 and MCF5485 processors are ideally suited for embedded industrial applications requiring simultaneous control, connectivity, and security. The Fire Engine modules based on these processors are complete System on Modules (SOMs) offerring essential features for embedded applications. Using a SOM allows engineers to design a custom baseboard that meets their specific needs and is compatible with other Logic PD SOMs. This compatibility makes it easy for developers to upgrade their product for greater functionality and performance-while still using their original baseboard design.

By starting with the corresponding Zoom™ LITEKIT or EVB Development Kit, developers can write application software on the same hardware that will be used in the final product.

The MCF5484 and MCF5485 ColdFire processors from Freescale Semiconductor provide a broad range of peripheral support, making them ideal processors for industrial and embedded applications.

Designing a product around Logic PD’s SOM allows developers to easily combine their core technologies with the high performance of the MCF5484 or MCF5485 ColdFire processor.


  • Freescale MCF5484 or MCF5485 ColdFire V4e core microprocessor running up to 200 MHz

Software and Tools

  • Green Hills Integrity (available from Freescale)
  • MQX Embedded MQX RTOS
  • Micro Digital SMX RTOS
  • Blunk TargetOS BSP
  • Linux


  • Flash memory 0 or 16 MB NOR, 2 or 4 MB boot flash
  • Boots from NOR flash
  • SDRAM memory up to 64 MB

Network Connectivity

  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet controller (application/debug)


  • One USB 2.0 full-speed device interface

Serial I/O

  • Four programmable serial controller (PSC) UARTs
  • Two CAN 2.0B channels
  • SPI interface


  • Built-in LCD controller supports up to 1024 x 768 x 16 bits per pixel (M5485HFEE only)


  • PC card expansion CompactFlash Type I card (memory-mapped mode only) supported through the CPLD
  • Dual PCI 2.2 interfaces

Mechanical Specifications

  • SOM-ETX form factor (95 mm x 114 mm x 13.82 mm)
  • Industrial Temperature (-40°C to +85°C)

Additional Features

  • Hardware encryption engine (MCF5485 Fire Engine only)
  • Four PWM channels

Ordering Information

  • MCF548x Fire Engine SOMs are available from Logic PD Distributors.

Standard SOM Configurations



MCF5485, 64 MB DDR SDRAM, 2 MB boot flash, USB device, Ethernet


MCF5485, 64 MB DDR SDRAM, 16 MB NOR flash, 2 MB boot flash, USB device, Ethernet


MCF5485, 64 MB DDR SDRAM, 16 MB NOR flash, 2 MB boot flash, USB device, Ethernet, graphics

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