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Freescale's Kinetis portfolio of compatible low-power, high-performance MCUs built on the ARM® Cortex™-M architecture are designed to reduce development costs through scalable performance, integration and memory in a full range of consumer and industrial applications. From entry-level to feature-rich, Kinetis product families offer extensive peripheral choice with high-precision mixed-signal, FlexMemory (EEPROM), low-power, connectivity, HMI and security features enabled for Freescale's Tower System development platform , bundled MQX RTOS and CodeWarrior IDE with Processor Expert auto code generator, along with with broad support from IAR Systems, KEIL, Green Hills and other partners.
Kinetis K Series Portfolio
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Kinetis K Series MCUs
K10 Baseline MCUs
The K10 MCU family is the entry point into the Kinetis portfolio. Devices start from 32 KB of flash in a small-footprint 5 x 5 mm 32-pin QFN package extending up to 1 MB in a 144-pin MAPBGA package with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.
High memory density K10 family devices include a single precision floating point unit and NAND flash controller. Pin compatibility, flexible low-power capabilities and innovative FlexMemory help to solve many of the major pain points for system implementation.
K20 USB MCUs
The K20 MCU family is pin, peripheral and software compatible with the K10 MCU family and adds full and high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect capability. Devices start from 32 KB of flash in 5 x 5 mm 32-pin QFN packages extending up to 1 MB in a 144-pin MAPBGA package with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.
High memory density K20 family devices include a single precision floating point unit and NAND flash controller.
K30 Segment LCD MCUs
The K30 MCU family is pin, peripheral and software compatible with the K10 MCU family and adds a flexible low-power segment LCD controller with support for up to 320 segments.
Devices start from 64 KB of flash in 64QFN packages extending up to 512 KB in a 144MAPBGA package with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.
K40 USB & Segment LCD MCUs
The K40 MCU family is pin, peripheral and software compatible with the K10 MCU family and adds full-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect capability and a flexible low-power segment LCD controller with support for up to 320 segments.
Devices start from 64 KB of flash in 64-pin QFN packages extending up to 512 KB in a 144-pin MAPBGA package with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.
K60 Ethernet Crypto MCUs
The K60 MCU family includes IEEE 1588 Ethernet, full- and high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect capability, hardware encryption and tamper detection capabilities. Devices start from 256 KB of flash in 100-pin LQFP packages extending up to 1 MB in a 256-pin MAPBGA package with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.
High memory density K60 family devices include an optional single precision floating point unit, NAND flash controller and DRAM controller.
K70 Graphic LCD MCUs
The K70 MCU family includes 512KB-1MB of flash memory, a single precision floating point unit, Graphic LCD Controller, IEEE 1588 Ethernet, full- and high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect, hardware encryption, tamper detection capabilities and a NAND flash controller.
256-pin devices include a DRAM controller for system expansion. The Kinetis K70 family is available in 196 and 256 pin MAPBGA packages.
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The i.MX53 family of processors represents Freescale's next generation of advanced multimedia and power-efficient implementation of the ARM Cortex™-A8 core with core processing speeds up to 1.2 GHz. It is optimized for both performance and power to meet the demands of high-end, advanced applications. Ideal for a broad range of applications in the consumer, automotive, medical and industrial markets, the i.MX53 includes an integrated display controller, full HD capability, enhanced graphics and connectivity features.
i.MX53 Quick Start Board
The first in the series, the i.MX53 Quick Start board is a open source development platform. Integrated with an ARM® Cortex™-A8 1 GHz processor and the Freescale MC34708 PMIC, the Quick Start board includes a display controller, hardware-accelerated graphics, 1080p video decode and 720p encode as well as numerous connectivity options ideally suited for applications such as human machine interface in embedded consumer, industrial and medical markets.
i.MX53 Target Applications
The i.MX535 is the first i.MX processor to support 1080p multi-standard video playback with industry-leading low power consumption. With up to 1.2 GHz core speed, a faster graphics core enabling a more responsive user experience, and higher level of system integration, the i.MX535 leverages a common hardware and software platform with the i.MX51 to boost performance with reduced development effort and faster time to market. Following in the i.MX535 processor's footsteps, Freescale introduces the i.MX538 processor which leverages the i.MX535 features and puts them in a small compact Package-on-Package (PoP) device for slim, mobile applications.
Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Medical / Healthcare
Energy Efficiency Quick Facts
Targets low-power multimedia processing and integration in general embedded, automotive, industrial and consumer applications
Industry leading power consumption; operates without a heatsink
element14 and Freescale Semiconductor's XL_STAR is an 8-Bit MCU based development environment, debugger and accelerometer demonstration board. The XL_STAR is a multifunction development tool for both hardware and software engineers that simplifies and speeds the development of code and movement detection functionality in portable, low power designs.
The XL_STAR offers a complete MCU development environment, combining the low power versatility of Freescale's 8-Bit MC9S08MM128 MCU and a free version of Freescale's CodeWarrior for Microcontrollers, now capable of generating up to 64Kbytes of object code from either assembler or C source code. This update to CodeWarrior allows >80% of Freescale's HCS08 8-bit MCU family to be targeted for code development free of charge. XL_STAR also supports Freescale's Flexis family allowing for migration to 32-bit MCUs for higher performance without the need for PCB redesign.
Features & Benefits
The XL_STAR offers a complete MCU development environment
The tools are supported and maintained by Freescale Semiconductor
The complete BOM for XL_STAR is available from element14, ex-stock
The MC9S08MM128 from Freescale offers some industry leading peripheral on-chip modules, notably the 16-bit ADC
The Freescale Flexis family offers a 32-bit pin-compatible MCU, the MCF51MM128, for applications that require more processing performance without a PCB re-design
Portable designs – the MM128 MCU and MMA8451Q accelerometer have very low power modes, measured using jumpers and an ammeter on the XL_STAR board
Applications requiring movement detection and interpretation – the MMA8451Q allows free fall, shake, tap, transient and orientation detection for embedded applications
Embedded designs requiring USB connectivity – the MM128 MCU also contains a USB OTG on-chip module, which integrates the USB transceiver. Together with a certified free of charge USB OTG stack from Freescale, the XL_STAR offers fast time to market for embedded USB applications