Friday, July 12, 2013

Freescale KL05 based New Freedom Development Board

The new Freescale Freedom Development Platform for theKinetis® KL0 MCUs. This platform is a small, low-power, cost-efficient evaluation and development system for quick application prototyping and demonstration based on the Kinetis L series, the industry’s first microcontrollers built on the ARMCortex-M0+ processor. The development platform combines an industry-standard form factor with a rich set of third-party expansion board options. Using this platform to speed development, applications such as small appliances, gaming accessories, portable medical systems, audio systems, smart meters, lighting and power control, can now leverage 32-bit capabilities and the scalability needed to expand future product lines, all at 8- and 16-bit price and power consumption levels.

The Kinetis KL0 family is the entry point into the Kinetis L Series MCUs based on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. Pin compatible with our 8-bit S08P family, the Kinetis KL0 family provides a bridge for 8-bit customers migrating into the Kinetis portfolio and is software and tool compatible with all other Kinetis L families.

Devices start from 8 KB of flash in a small-footprint 4 x 4 mm 24 QFN package extending up to 32 KB in a 48 LQFP package. Each combines ultra-low-power performance with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.

Kinetis L Series Features:
  • ARM Cortex-M0+ – the world's most energy-efficient processor. More than 2x CoreMark/mA performance of closest 8/16-bit competitor and 30% less power than Cortex-M0.
  • Low Power MCU Architecture - Low power 90nm TFS flash technology, clock and power gating, highly efficient platform featuring a bit manipulation engine, peripheral bridge crossbar and zero wait state flash memory controller.
  • Energy-Saving Peripherals - Smart peripherals function in deep sleep modes and can make intelligent decisions and process data without waking up the core – ADMA, UART, Timers, ADC, Segment LCD, Touch Sensing.
  • Ultra-Low Power Modes - Flexible RUN/WAIT/STOP modes with fast wake-up – optimize power use to suit application needs.

Key Applications: Communication, Connectivity, and Human-Machine Interface Peripherals.