Freescale ships lowest power Cortex-M0+ microcontroller
Freescale Semiconductor says the first member of the Kinetis L series of ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers, the KL25 MCU, and the Freescale Freedom development platform are available through distributors, including element 14, Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics.
More than 15,000 Freescale Freedom development platforms have been ordered and already begun shipping.
“We’ve driven an aggressive timeline to get the world’s most energy-efficient MCUs into our customers’ hands as soon as possible,” said Geoff Lees, v-p and general manager of Freescale’s Industrial and Multi-Market MCU business.
“Six months after the announcement of the ARM Cortex-M0+ core, Freescale is delivering the fully qualified Kinetis L series in volume production quantities to help legacy 8- and 16-bit users ease the transition to 32-bit.”
Kinetis L series MCUs were initially announced earlier this year.
Each Kinetis L series family includes scalable flash memory options, pin counts and analogue, communication, timing and control peripherals, providing easy migration paths for end product line expansion.
The KL25 MCU has a 48MHz ARM Cortex-M0+ core, with power consumption of 40µA/MHz code execution from flash memory.
The chip has 32kbyte to 128kbyte of flash memory, 12/16-bit analogue-to-digital converter and 12-bit digital-to-analogue converter.
The Freescale Freedom development platform (FRDM-KL25Z) is available at a suggested resale price of $12.95. The Tower System TWR-KL25Z module is available at a suggested resale price of $99.