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Freescale Tower System


What is Freescale's Tower System?

It's Modular and Expandable

Evaluating Freescale solutions using the Tower System is easy with modular, reconfigurable hardware. Interchangeable microcontroller and peripheral boards leverage standardized, open source hardware, making it simple to create a customized development tool for all of your design needs. Just plug-n-play.

It Speeds Development Time

Open source software lets you quickly begin developing with proven designs that you can immediately reuse in your own development platform. With enabling technologies like WiFi, LDC, serial and memory interfacing, off-the-shelf development tools give a customized feel to your enablement solution. Each MCU module includes Open Source BDM debug hardware, allowing it to become a standalone BDM tool and getting you to market faster.

It's Low Cost

Reuse peripheral modules with future microcontroller modules and make your investment go even further, which means expanding and customizing your Tower System from a development tool into a development platform is simple and low cost.


Freescale Tower System Features
  • Multiple modular boards provide easy-to-use, reconfigurable hardware.
  • Interchangeable peripheral boards make it easy to customize your design.
  • Open source hardware and software speeds development.
  • Microcontroller modules include Open Source BDM debug hardware.
  • Each microcontroller module is a standalone BDM debug tool.

Freescale Tower System - Complete Kits


Freescale Tower System - TWR-K53N512-KIT

The Freescale TWR-K53N512-KIT is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware. Take your design to the next level and begin constructing your Tower System today by visiting freescale.com/Tower for additional Tower System microcontroller modules and compatible peripherals.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08MM128-KIT

The Freescale TWR-S08MM128-KIT is a medically oriented development tool for the Flexis MM 9S08MM128 microcontroller. The TWR-S08MM128-KIT is part of the Freescale Tower System and includes the MED-EKG electrocardiograph sensor medical applications development. The TWR-S08MM128 microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can be purchased separately from the kit.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF51MM-KIT

The Freescale TWR-MCF51MM-KIT is a medical-oriented development tool for the Flexis MCF51MM256 microcontroller. The TWR-MCF51MM-KIT is part of the Freescale Tower System and includes the MED-EKG electrocardiograph sensor for medical applications development. The MCF51MM microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can be purchased separately from the kit.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-K60D100M-KIT

The Freescale TWR-K60D100M-KIT is a development tool for the 100 MHz K60, K20, and K10 families of Kinetis microcontrollers. The TWR-K60D100M-KIT is a part of the Freescale Tower system and includes TWR-ELEV (Tower System Elevator Module) and the TWR-SER (Tower System Serial Module). The TWR-K60D100M microcontroller module operates as a standalone debug tool and can be purchased separately from the kit.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K60F120M-KIT

The TWR-K60F120M-KIT is a development kit for the Kinetis K10, K20 and K60 120/150MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs. It features the Kinetis MK60FN1M0VMD12 low-power MCU with USB 2.0 HS OTG controller, USB 2.0 FS OTG controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC. The TWR-K60F120M operates as a standalone debug tool and can also be combined and used as part of the modular Tower System development platform. The kit also contains Tower System Elevator Module (TWR-ELEV) and Tower System Serial Module (TWR-SER).

The K60F microcontroller module can operate as a standalone debug tool and can be purchased separately from the kit.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-K70F120M-KIT

The TWR-K70F120M-KIT is a part of the Freescale Tower System and is a modular, reusable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software. Features include Touch Tower plug-in socket, general purpose Tower plug-in (TWRPI) socket, on-board JTAG debug circuit (OSJTAG) with virtual serial port, 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, 2GB of SLC NAND flash memory, 3-axis digital accelerometer (MMA8451Q), potentiometer, and micro-SD card slot. The K70 microcontroller module can operate as a standalone debug tool and can be purchased separately from the kit.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF51CN-KIT

The TWR-MCF51CN-KIT is a low-cost development tool for the MCF51CN128 Ethernet microcontroller. This kit is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software.

The MCF51CN microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can also be purchased separately from the kit, part number TWR-MCF51CN

 




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF5225X-KIT

The TWR-MCF5225X-KIT is a low-cost development tool for the MCF5225X V2 ColdFire devices. Offered as a kit or as a standalone board, the TWR-MCF5225X is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software. The TWR-MCF5225X comes complete with Freescale MQX software and an evaluation version of CodeWarrior Development Studio to ease application development and debug.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08LL64-KIT

The cost effective TWR-S08LL64-KIT development tool is part of the Tower System and features the MC9S08LL64 segment LCD controller. It provides everything a designer needs to develop and evaluate application code. The integrated OSBDM allows a designer to communicate with the board and target device with only a USB cable and the board highlights the MCU's low power features.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-MPC5125-KIT

The TWR-MPC5125-KIT MPU module is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigureable hardware. The TWR-MPC5125-KIT features the MPC5125, a cost and power consumption optimized, industrial networking, automotive, and human-machine interface (HMI) solution. It helps reduce your development time, provides more communication peripherals at a competitive price and delivers ultra-low power without sacrificing performance.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08LH64-KIT

The cost effective TWR-S08LH64-KIT development tool is part of the Tower System and features the MC9S08LH64 segment LCD controller with integrated 16 bit ADC. It provides everything designer needs to develop and evaluate application code. The integrated OSBDM allows a designer to comunicate with the board and target device with only a USB cable and the board highlights the MCU's low power features. This module is designed to be combined and used with a variety of peripheral modules in the Tower System, and can also operate as a standalone debug tool that can be purchased separately from the complete kit, part number TWR-S08LH64.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF51JE-KIT

The TWR-MCF51JE-KIT is a low-cost development tool for the MCF51JE low power USB microcontroller. This kit is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software.

The MCF51JE microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can also be purchased separately from the kit, part number TWR-MCF51JE.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-P1025-KIT

The Freescale TWR-P1025-KIT is a development tool for the QorIQ P1025 dual core processor based on the PowerPC e500 core architecture. It can function as a stand-alone, low-cost platform for the evaluation of the QorIQ P1xxx family of microprocessor (MPU) devices. The TWR-P1025-KIT contains one TWR-P1025 board, a 5V power supply, a DVD with collateral, and Quick Start Guide document. The TWR-P1025-KIT can be combined with the Tower Elevator Modules (TWR-ELEV) and other Tower eco-system components to create development platforms for a wide variety of applications.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08JE128-KIT

The TWR-S08JE128-KIT is a low-cost development tool for the MC9S08JE low power USB microcontroller. This kit is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software.

The MC9S08JE microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can also be purchased separately from the kit, part number TWR-MC9S08JE128.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08PT60-KIT

The Freescale TWR-S08PT60-KIT is a Tower System development tool featuring the rugged 5V MC9S08PT60 microcontroller. The Freescale MC9S08PT60 MCU combines exceptional EMC/ESD performance with integrated touch sensing and EEPROM.


Freescale Tower System - Controller Modules


841-TWR-K20D72M
Freescale Tower System - TWR-K20D72M

The Freescale TWR-K20D72M is a low-cost evaluation, demonstration and development board, which features the Kinetis K20 72MHz low-power microcontroller. These devices are based on the ARM Cortex™-M4 architecture with USB 2.0 full-speed OTG controller. The TWR-K20D72M microcontroller module can operate in stand-alone mode or as part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K64F120M

The Freescale TWR-K64F120M includes a dual-role USB interface with Micro-AB USB connector, onboard open-standard serial and debug adaptor (OpenSDA), and a three-axis accelerometer (MMA8451Q). This tower system has an independent, battery-operated power supply for real-time clock (RTC) and tamper detection modules.

TWR-K64F120M




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K53N512

The Freescale TWR-K53N512 is a Tower Controller Module compatible with the Freescale Tower System. It can function as a stand-alone, low-cost platform for the evaluation of the Kinetis K10, K20 and K53 family of microcontroller (MCU) devices. The TWR-K53N512 features the Kinetis K53 low-power microcontroller based on the ARM Cortex-M4 architecture with USB 2.0 full-speed OTG controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K40D100M

The Freescale TWR-K40D100M is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware. The TWR-K40D100M can be used with a broad selection of Tower System peripheral modules.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-K21F120M

The Freescale TWR-K21F120M is designed for the Kinetis K21 and K22 120 MHz 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs with Floating Point Unit. The TWR-K21F120M is a Tower MCU Module featuring the MK21FN1M0VMC12 a Kinetis microcontroller in a 121 MAPBGA package with USB 2.0 full-speed on-the-go (OTG) controllers and system security and tamper detection with a secure real-time clock with independent battery supply. It is intended for use in the Freescale Tower System but can also operate stand-alone. An on-board OSJTAG debug circuit provides a JTAG interface and a power supply input through a single micro-USB connector.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K21D50M

The Freescale TWR-K21D50M is designed to work either in standalone mode or as part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware.





841-KWIKSTIK-K40
Freescale Tower System - KWIKSTIK-K40

The Freescale KWIKSTIK-K40 is a cost-effective development tool for the Kinetis family of MCUs. It features the Kinetis K40 low-power microcontroller based on the ARM Cortex-M4 architecture with USB 2.0 full-speed OTG and segment LCD display controllers. The K40X256 includes 256Kbytes of program flash storage and an additional 256Kbytes of FlexMemory non-volatile storage that can be used as additional program flash memory, data flash, or variable size/endurance EEPROM.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K20D50M

The Freescale TWR-K20D50M is designed to work either in standalone mode or as part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08UNIV

The TWR-S08UNIV Universal Tower Module is a Freescale Tower System development tool for existing S08 and RS08 devices. The Universal Tower Module is used in combination with swappable MCU Daughter Cards, providing convenient switching between different S08 and RS08 MCUs. Freescale's TWR-S08UNIV Universal Tower Module and Daughter Cards allow Tower System designers access to MCUs previously supported only by traditional demo boards.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-12311

The TWR-12311 Sub-1GHz Smart Radio Tower System Modules are a development tool for the MC12311 system in package (SiP). MC12311 tools provide the ideal platform to develop a variety of applications where simple and robust wireless connectivity is needed. They enable fast, cost-effective wireless network development, with the necessary hardware, software, tools and demo applications to streamline the development process.

 




Freescale Tower System - TWR-P1025

The Freescale TWR-P1025 Processor Module allows for simple and cost-effective evaluation and development with the QorIQ P1025 dual-core processor. TWR-P1025 can be operated as a stand-alone single board computer or a Tower System rapid prototyping development platform. The P1025 processor offers dual high-performance CPU cores running up to 533 MHz, a large L2 cache, a DDR3 memory controller, a PCIe controller, and an array of integrated I/O controllers supporting a wide range of industrial and networking protocols and connectivity options. It also features a protocol offload engine that eliminates the need for an external industrial protocol FPGA/ASIC in the system.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S12G128

The TWR-S12G128 is a demonstration board for the MC9S12G128 microcontroller. The Freescale TWR-S12G128 Tower Board is designed to interface to the Freescale Tower System. An integrated Open-Source BDM, software tools, and examples provided with the development board make application development and debug quick and easy. All MCU signals are available on one or both edge connectors. The MC9S12G128 is an automotive, 16-bit MCU focused on low cost and high performance in a low pin-count device.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-S12GN32

The TWR-S12GN32 is a Tower System Demonstration Board for the MC9S12GN32 microcontroller. The Freescale TWR-S12GN32 is designed to interface to the Freescale Tower System. An integrated Open-Source BDM, software tools, and examples provided with the development board make application development and debug quick and easy. All MCU signals are available on one or both edge connectors. An IO ring around the MCU also provides easy access to all signals. The MC9S12GN32 is a 16-bit MCU targeting automotive applications requiring LIN/J2602 communications.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S12G64

The Freescale's TWR-S12G64 Automotive 16-bit Tower System Module is a demonstration board for the MC9S12G64 automotive 16-bit MCUs. An integrated open-source BDM, software tools, and examples provided with the development board make application development and debug quick and easy. All MCU signals are available on one or both edge connectors.The TWR-S12G64 operates as a standalone debug tool and can also be combined and used as part of the modular Tower System development platform.




  Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08MM128

The Freescale TWR-S08MM128 is a medically oriented development tool for the Flexis MM 8-bit 9S08MM128 microcontroller. The TWR-S08MM128 is part of the Freescale Tower System and includes an MMA7361L three-axis accelerometer and RS232 transceiver and 2x5 pin header. The TWR-S08MM128 can operate alone or as part of a complete Tower System Kit, part number TWR-S08MM128-KIT.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF51MM

The Freescale TWR-MCF51MM is a medical-oriented development tool for the Flexis MCF51MM256 microcontroller. The TWR-MCF51MM is part of the Freescale Tower System and includes an MMA7361L three-axis accelerometer and RS232 transceiver and 2x5 pin header. The TWR-MCF51MM can operate alone or as part of a complete Tower System kit, part number TWR-MCF51MM-KIT.




  Freescale Tower System - TWR-KL25Z48M

The TWR-KL25Z48M MCU module is designed to work either in standalone mode or as part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware. This module features the Fresscale MKL25Z128VLK4 MCU (48 MHz, 128 KB flash, 16 KB RAM, low-power, 80LQFP package), dual role USB interface with micro-AB USB connector, touch Tower plug-in socket, general purpose Tower plug-in (TWRPI) socket, on-board debug circuit MK20 openSDA serial debug interface with virtual serial port and mass storage device bootloader, three-axis accelerometer (MMA8451Q), and four user-controllable LEDs.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K20D50M

The Freescale TWR-K20D50M module is a development board for the Kinetis K10 and K20 50MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs and provides rapid prototyping for applications requiring high feature integration and low power consumption. The TWR-K20D50M operates as a standalone debug tool and can also be combined and used as part of the modular Tower System development platform.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-K60F120M

The TWR-K60F120M is a development board for the Kinetis K10, K20 and K60 120/150MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs. It features the Kinetis MK60FN1M0VMD12 low-power MCU with USB 2.0 HS OTG controller, USB 2.0 FS OTG controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC. The TWR-K60F120M operates as a standalone debug tool and can also be combined and used as part of the modular Tower System development platform.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-K70F120M

The TWR-K70F120M is a development tool for the K6x and K70F Kinetis Microcontrollers. This board which is a part of the Freescale Tower System, is a modular, reusable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software. The module can operate as a stand-alone, low-cost platform for the evaluation of the Kinetis K6x and K70 familes. The TWR-K70F120M features the Kinetis K70 low-power microcontroller based on the ARM Cortex-M4 architecture with graphical LCD controller, tamper detection, USB 2.0 HS Controller, USB 2.0 full-speed OTG controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC. The TWR-K70F120M can also be combined with other Freescale Tower peripheral modules to create development platforms for a wide variety of applications.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF51CN

The TWR-MCF51CN is a low-cost development tool for the MCF51CN128 Ethernet microcontroller. This kit is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards , tools and runtime software. The MCF51CN microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can also be purchased as a kit, part number TWR-MCF51CN-KIT.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF51JE

The TWR-MCF51JE is a low-cost development tool for the MCF51JE low power USB microcontroller. This kit is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software. The MCF51JE microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can also be purchased as a kit, part number TWR-MCF51JE-KIT.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-MCF5225X

The TWR-MCF5225X is a low-cost development tool for the MCF5225X V2 ColdFire devices. Offered as a kit or as a standalone board, the TWR-MCF5225X is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software. The TWR-MCF5225X comes complete with Freescale MQX software and an evaluation version of CodeWarrior Development Studio to ease application development and debug.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MPC5125

The TWR-MPC5125 MPU module is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigureable hardware. The TWR-MPC5125 features the MPC5125, a cost and power consumption optimized, industrial networking, automotive, and human-machine interface (HMI) solution. It helps reduce your development time, provides more communication peripherals at a competitive price and delivers ultra-low power without sacrificing performance.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-MPC8309

The Freescale TWR-MPC8309 is a MPC8309 PowerQUICC development tool using Freescale's Tower System, a modular, reusable platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged boards, tools and runtime software. Utilizing the Tower System rapid prototyping platform with MQX support allows a smooth migration path from Freescale microcontrollers to this 835DMIPS Power Architecture processor featuring an industrial protocol off-load engine that can eliminate the need for an external protocol FPGA/ASIC. TWR-MPC8309 can be used in a stand-alone, system-on-module (SoM) connected over primary elevator or tower prototyping development configuration.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08LL64

The cost effective TWR-S08LL64 development tool is part of the Tower System and features the MC9S08LL64 segment LCD controller. It provides everything a designer needs to develop and evaluate application code. The integrated OSBDM allows a designer to communicate with the board and target device with only a USB cable and the board highlights the MCU's low power features.

 




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08LH64

The cost effective TWR-S08LH64 development tool is part of the Tower System and features the MC9S08LH64 segment LCD controller with integrated 16 bit ADC. It provides everything designer needs to develop and evaluate application code. The integrated OSBDM allows a designer to comunicate with the board and target device with only a USB cable and the board highlights the MCU's low power features. This module is designed to be combined and used with a variety of peripheral modules in the Tower System, and can also operate as a complete kit, part number TWR-S08LH64-KIT.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08JE128

The TWR-S08JE128 is a low-cost development tool for the MC9S08JE low power USB microcontroller. This kit is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular, reconfigurable development platform that allows designers to get to market faster with packaged evaluation boards, tools and runtime software. The MC9S08JE microcontroller module is designed to be a standalone debug tool and can also be purchased as a kit, part number TWR-MC9S08JE-KIT.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08PT60

The Freescale TWR-S08PT60 is a Tower System module featuring the rugged 5V MC9S08PT60 microcontroller. The Freescale MC9S08PT60 MCU combines exceptional EMC/ESD performance with integrated touch sensing and EEPROM.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08DC-PT60

The Freescale TWR-S08DC-PT60 is a s a low-cost daughter card, with on-board debugger, that is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the MC9S08P family. It comes pre-programmed with a potentiometer demo, accelerometer demo with orientation/shake/tap/transient modes, Flash and EEPROM demo, and a BDM debugger demo. It enables quick, cost-effective, product evaluation and application development, and can be used in stand-alone mode or mounted to the TWR-S08UNIV module to gain access to the full breadth of the Freescale Tower System ecosystem.



Freescale TWR-KV10Z32 Kinetis V Tower System Module  Freescale Tower System - TWR-KV10Z32

Freescale's TWR-KV10Z32 Tower System Module is a development tool for the Kinetis V series KV1x family built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. The TWR-KV10Z32 MCU module is designed to work either in standalone mode or as part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware. The TWR-KV10Z32 is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.

Freescale Tower System - Peripheral Modules


  Freescale TWR-WIFI-GS1500M Wi-Fi Tower System Module

Freescale's TWR-WIFI-GS1500M Wi-Fi Tower System Module is a 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi module that enables leading edge Wi-Fi connectivity for the development of connected devices. This peripheral module for the Tower System features a fully certified Wi-Fi module from GainSpan (GS1500M) on-board and provides several modes of connectivity: Client to connect the device to the internet; limited access point to connect the device to smartphone or Wi-Fi direct for peer-to-peer networking without an access point, enabling easy transfer of content anytime, anywhere. The solution offers web and smartphone based module provisioning and reliable over the air firmware for the Wi-Fi module to enable upgrade to the latest features and solution improvements. This peripheral module is designed to be combined and used with other MCU and peripheral modules in the Tower System, including the TWR-K60D100M.




Freescale TWR-LCDC-EPSON Epson Display Controller Tower System Module

Freescale's TWR-LCDC-EPSON Epson Display Controller Tower System Module allows design engineers to add displays to their design. This peripheral module enables communication with RGB panels and is designed for use with Tower System MCU/MPU modules that do not include on-board embedded LCD display controllers. Simply assemble it within your Tower System and the TWR-LCD-RGB graphical display module and your application is now display-enabled. If your Tower System MCU/MPU module(s) of choice already include an embedded LCD controller on-board, no problem. The TWR-LCDC-EPSON module can also be used to enable a second screen.

Freescale TWR-LCDC-EPSON Epson Display Controller Module



 

Freescale Tower System - TWR-IND-IO
The TWR-IND-IO module is part of the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform that enables rapid prototyping and tool re-use through reconfigurable hardware. Take your design to the next level and begin prototyping with your Tower System today. The TWR-IND-IO effectively brings you face-to-face with all the I/O you could ever need, including RS-232, RS-485, dual CAN transceivers and so much more.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MC-LV3PH

The TWR-MC-LV3PH Tower System Low-Voltage 3-Phase Motor Control Module lets you add three-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) motor control capabilities to your Tower System designs. The Freescale TWR-MC-LV3PH helps you add rotational or linear motion to applications by turning a Tower System development tool into a complete motor control reference design kit that includes a BLDC motor. This Tower System Motor Control Module is interchangeable across the Tower development platform and can be used with a variety of existing controller modules, including the TWR-K60N512 and the TWR-56F8257.





Freescale Tower System - TWRPI-MMA845XQ

The TWRPI-MMA845XQ Xtrinsic Accelerometer Plug-In is an attachment for various Tower System modules that features the MMA8451Q Xtrinsic 3-axis accelerometer with 14 bits of resolution. The Freescale TWRPI-MMA845XQ brings freefall/motion, pulse, and jolt detection to life in your designs. Place the TWRPI-MMA845XQ Xtrinsic Accelerometer Plug-In onto a parent controller or peripheral module in the Tower System and start prototyping quickly and easily. This Freescale Tower plug-in is an ideal addition to the Kinetis KwikStik development tool or any Tower System module containing TWRPI sockets.




Freescale Tower System - TWRPI-TOUCH-STR

The TWRPI-TOUCH-STR Capactive Touch Tower Plug-In Starter Kit makes it simple to add capacitive touch to an embedded design. The Freescale TWRPI-TOUCH-STR is bundled as a complete set of four plug-ins, or snap-in components, that are designed to bring touch sensing to life in Tower System designs. Place any combination of plug-ins from the Freescale TWRPI-TOUCH-STR Capacitive Touch Tower Plug-In Starter Kit onto a parent controller or peripheral module in the Tower System and start prototyping quickly and easily.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-RF-SNAP

The TWR-RF-SNAP Tower System RF Wireless Mesh Networking Module is an ideal solution for Tower System designs requiring wireless control and monitoring. The Freescale TWR-RF-SNAP is an FCC-certified Tower System module that comes with a Synapse Wireless SM700 802.15.4 RF Engine based on the Freescale MC13224 module. This Tower System RF Wireless Mesh Networking Module also includes SNAPpy control software to get you quickly connected.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-S08UNIV-DEMO

The TWR-S08UNIV-DEMO Universal Tower System Module Kit is made up of the TWR-S08UNIV module and six daughter cards and is primarily targeted for demonstration purposes. The Freescale TWR-S08UNIV provides a Tower System-based development solution for pre-existing S08 and RS08 devices, including the RS08KA and S08AC, QD, QE, QG, and SH families. This combination of the Tower System module and attachable daughter cards makes the Freescale TWR-S08UNIV-DEMO Kit an easy way to switch between differing S08 and RS08 microcontrollers without purchasing the same development board over and over. It also gives the Tower System ecosystem access to a set of MCUs previously supported only by traditional demo boards.





Freescale Tower System - TWR-SER

The TWR-SER Serial Module provides USB, Ethernet, CAN and RS232/485 connectivity solutions for designers developing with the Freescale Tower System. This peripheral module is designed to be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-PROTO

The TWR-PROTO Prototyping Module provides an easy way for designers to add custom circuitry to their Tower System designs. The TWR-PROTO module is a 9 x 8 cm board with card-edge connectors that allows it to be plugged directly into the Tower System. The perfboard area provides access to all of the signals as well as a generous 8.3 x 3.8cm prototyping area. This peripheral module is designed to be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-MEM

The TWR-MEM Memory Module provides added memory capacity to Tower System designs with Serial Flash, MRAM, SD Card and Compact Flash interfaces. This peripheral module is designed to be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-MEM-PISMO

The TWR-MEM-PISMO Memory Module provides access to a PISMO2 memory socket for evaluating a variety of memory types and sizes. Simply add this module to your Freescale Tower System design, attach the PISMO2 memory module, and enjoy the legroom that additional memory brings. This peripheral module is interchangeable across the Tower System, and is compatible with any MCU/MPU module that features an external memory interface, including the TWR-K60N512.






Freescale Tower System - TWR-LCD

The TWR-LCDGraphical LCD module provides an easy way for designers to add an LCD interface to their Tower System designs. It features a 3.2" QVGA TFT LCD Display and attaches to the outer edge of the Tower System elevator modules by Side Expansion Port connectors. This peripheral module is designed to be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-SENSOR-PAK

The TWR-SENSOR-PAK is a module in the Tower System that features swappable sensor modules, or plug-ins. These swappable plug-ins allow you to rapidly evaluate and compare an expanding portfolio of sensors. Using real-time sensor data and interaction with your environment, it's easy to sense your world with the TWR-SENSOR-PAK.

As new Freescale sensors are announced, the TWR-SENSOR-PAK module allows you to leverage additional low-cost sensor plug-ins or create your own plug-ins using I²C, SPI, or analog. With a dedicated S08QE96 microcontroller on board, the TWR-SENSOR-PAK module can be used stand-alone or as part of a complete Tower System.




Freescale Tower System - TWR-WIFI-G1011MI

The TWR-WIFI-G1011MI Wi-Fi Tower Module is an easy, low power solution for adding 802.11b Wi-Fi connectivity to your designs. The TWR-WIFI-G1011MI peripheral module enables fast development of internet connected devices using the Freescale Tower System development platform. The TWR-WIFI-G1011MI includes a fully certified on-board GS1011MIP GainSpan Wi-Fi module with a highly integrated, low power System-on-Chip consuming few µA of standby current and with few ms of wake-up latency for battery operated devices requiring years of battery life. It includes both uART and SPI interfaces, a full Wi-Fi stack including WPS for easy provisioning, Over The Air firmware update, optional networking stack and services, and 802.11i security. This Freescale Semiconductor Wi-Fi Tower Module is designed to be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System.

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Freescale Tower System - TWR-WIFI-RS2101

The TWR-WIFI-RS2101 Wi-Fi Tower Module enables easy-to-use 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity for your application development using the Freescale Tower System development platform. The TWR-WIFI-RS2101 FCC-certified module comes with complimentary MQX software and enables you to quickly go from the lab to production with the same Wi-Fi hardware. The on-board Redpine Signals RS9110-N-11-21 Connect-io-n Wi-Fi module features embedded firmware to provide a self-contained 802.11n WLAN solution for a variety of applications. The Freescale Semiconductor TWR-WIFI-RS2101 peripheral module is designed to be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System.

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Freescale Tower System - TWR-ELEV

The TWR-ELEV Elevator modules are the basic building block of the Freescale Tower System. Designed to connect microcontroller and peripheral modules, the Elevator modules provide the power regulation circuitry and structural integrity needed for all configurations of an assembled Tower System.

Third Party Boards

IAR KickStart Kit

IAR's KSK-TWRK60N512 KickStart Kit for Freescale Semiconductor’s ARM Cortex-M4 based Kinetis family of microcontrollers is compatible with the Freescale Tower System development platform. This module-based kit allows rapid evaluation of and prototyping with the Kinetis microcontroller family in application areas such as industrial control, medical, and consumer electronics. It includes hardware boards, debug probe, software tools and code examples.

As part of the Tower System, this evaluation kit comes with the Kinetis K60 MCU module with on-board K60N512 32-bit microcontroller, a serial peripheral module with connectors for Ethernet, USB, CAN, and other connectivity. In addition, the Kinetis K60 MCU module includes capacitive touch pads, SD card slot, 3-axis accelerometer, buttons and a potentiometer. An additional prototyping module provides a large area where a wide range of applications can be evaluated.



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  Keil Tools MCBTWRK60 Starter Kits

Keil Tools MCBTWRK60 Starter Kits feature the Freescale Kinetis K60 Tower system, ULINK-ME Debug Adapter, and examples which enable the user to create and test working programs based on the Kinetis devices. Keil Tools MCBTWRK60 Starter Kits include the MDK-Lite or the MDK-Freescale tools. These tools help the user get started writing programs and testing the microcontroller and its capabilities. Sample applications that run on the MCBTWRK60 and a Quick Start Guide are included.


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