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Z80 Assembler for Windows

Z80 Assembler for Windows

The Crossware Z80 Cross Assembler is a sophisticated relocatable macro cross assembler that generates code for the Z80, Z80180 and HD64180 families of microprocessors. It comes complete with the Crossware Embedded Development Studio and runs under Windows 7 and above.



The package includes the following tools and utilities:



The cross assembler converts assembler code into an intermediate object module format which is subsequently linked with other intermediate object modules to create the final program. Features include:



The linker combines object modules created with the compiler and/or the assembler to create the final code that will run on your target system. It carries out the following functions:

The target program can be produced in a number of different formats including Intel hex, Motorola S records, HP/Microtec IEEE695 format or as a binary rom image.

An optional link map will show the final location and sizes of all segments and the values of all global variables.


The assembler can optionally generate full source level debug information. The linker updates these debug records to take account of the final location of the target program and outputs them to the target program file in IEEE695 format. Debuggers and in-circuit emulators that support this popular format can then use it to facilitate full source level debugging.


Instead of being used to create a final target program, the object modules produced by the compiler and assembler can be integrated into a library. The library manager performs the tasks of:


The MAKE utility simplifies the task of keeping object files, libraries and target programs up-to-date. It detects if any source or dependency files have changed since the last build and runs the appropriate tools (compiler, assembler, linker or library manager) to rebuild out-of-date files. It supports many advanced features including macros, inference rules, conditional inclusion and other preprocessing directives and in-line files with automatic temporary file creation.

Although the Embedded Development Studio uses its own integrated routines to keep projects up-to-date, this stand-alone MAKE utility can be used to build projects from the command-line or from within another application. The Embedded Development Studio will automatically create a makefile which is fully compatible with this stand-alone MAKE utility.


PC running Windows 7 or above (32-bit or 64-bit).