Freescale expands Kinetis MCU design support, adds Arduino

Freescale Semiconductor has upped the development support for its latest microcontrollers in the Kinetis K series.

The new Kinetis software development kit (SDK) incorporates hardware abstraction layers, RTOS adapters, peripheral drivers, libraries, middleware, utilities, and usage examples.

There is also an mbed-enabled FRDM-K64F development platform which is compatible with the Arduino hardware ecosystem.

Bootloader software for Kinetis MCUs enables in-system flash programming over a serial connection and supports erase, program and verification capabilities.

Supported IDEs include Atollic, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems and ARM’s own Keil tools, along with a new Kinetis Design Studio from Freescale.

Kinetis K0x Cortex-M4 based MCUs are priced under a dollar in volume. The MCU’s on-chip floating point unit runs at 100MHz with 64kbyte of flash.

The Kinetis K series of ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs now includes K63, K64, K24, K22, K21, K12 and K11 MCUs, with new Kinetis K22 derivatives and K02 MCUs sampling.




Tags: Freescale Semiconductor, MCU

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