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World’s most energy-efficient MCUs featured on low-power, cost-effective Freescale Freedom development platform
The new Freescale Freedom development platform, shown here, is a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration. It features the award-winning Kinetis L series, the world's most energy-efficient microcontrollers (MCUs) and the first built on the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M0+ processor, which are now broadly available. (Photo: Business Wire)
Kinetis L series 32-bit devices, initially announced earlier this year, are the first to be featured on the new Freescale Freedom development platform, a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration.
The first member of the Kinetis L series, the KL25 MCU, and the
Freescale Freedom development platform are readily available today
through global semiconductor and electronic component distributors and
suppliers, including element
“We’ve driven an aggressive timeline to get the world’s most
energy-efficient MCUs into our customers’ hands as soon as possible,”
Each Kinetis L series family includes scalable flash memory options, pin counts and analog, communication, timing and control peripherals, providing easy migration paths for end product line expansion. The KL25 MCU features include:
The Kinetis L series is supported by the Freescale Freedom development platform, Processor Expert software including an MQX™ Lite RTOS component, the Solution Advisor and the Tower System modular development platform for rapid prototyping, along with third-party development resources from the extensive ARM ecosystem.
The Freescale Freedom hardware provides easy access to the MCU I/O pins in an industry-standard form factor with a rich-set of third-party expansion board options. An integrated open-standard serial and debug interface, OpenSDA, offers an easy-to-use mass-storage device mode flash programmer, a virtual serial port and classic programming and run-control capabilities.
In addition, Freescale continues to grow the Tower System portfolio with the introduction of the TWR-KL25Z48M controller module. This new Kinetis L series module provides advanced evaluation and rapid prototyping capabilities that can leverage the growing Tower System portfolio. The TWR-KL25Z48M features the OpenSDA debug interface, capacitive touch pads, a Tower System plug-in socket and much more.
Availability and pricing
The Kinetis L series MKL25Z128VLK4 (80 LQFP) MCU is available now at a
suggested resale price of
The entry-level Kinetis L series device, the KL02 MCU, is planned for
broad availability in early 2013 at a suggested resale price of
For more information about Kinetis L series MCUs, visit www.freescale.com/Kinetis/Lseries.
Additional Kinetis L series resources
Freescale, the Freescale logo, Kinetis and Processor Expert are
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