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Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis K40 / K60 Tower Modules and Kits

Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis K40 / K60 Tower Modules and Kits


Features Industry's First Cortex-M4 MCUs

The Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis TWR-K40X256 and TWR-K60N512 are Tower Controller Modules compatible with the Freescale Tower System. The TWR-K60N512 and TWR-K40X256 are available as a kit with the Tower Elevator Modules and the Tower Serial Module. These Kinetis Tower Controller Modules can be combined with other Freescale Tower peripheral modules to create development platforms for a wide variety of applications.

About Kinetis MCUs

Freescale Semiconductor 32-bit Kinetis microcontrollers (MCUs) represent the most scalable portfolio of ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs in the industry.

About Freescale Tower System

Take your design to the next level with the Freescale Tower System. Freescale's modular development platform saves you months of development time through rapid prototyping and tool re-use.

Freescale Kinetis Tower Now Sampling

Freescale Kinetis Tower Out of Box Demo

Kinetis TWR-K40X256 Tower Controller Module


The Freescale Kinetis TWR-K40X256 Tower Controller Module can function as a stand-alone, low-cost platform for the evaluation of the Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis K30 and K40 families of microcontrollers (MCUs) or as part of a Tower System kit. The TWR-K40X256 includes the TWRPI-SLCD segment LCD daughter card and features the Kinetis K40 low-power MCU based on the ARM Cortex-M4 architecture with USB 2.0 full-speed OTG and segment LCD display controllers.


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TWR-K40X256 Contents
  • TWR-K40X256 board assembly
  • Segment LCD Tower Plug-in module, TWRPI-SLCD
  • 3ft USB cable
  • Interactive DVD with software installers and documentation
  • Quick Start Guide
TWR-K40X256-KIT Contents
  • TWR-K40X256 MCU module
  • TWR-ELEV - Primary and Secondary Elevator Modules
  • TWR-SER - Serial module including USB host/device/OTG, Ethernet, CAN, RS232 and RS485
TWR-K40X256 Features
  • Tower compatible microcontroller module
  • MK40X256VMD100: K40X256 in a 144 MAPBGA with 100MHz operation
  • Touch and Segment LCD Tower Plug-in Socket
  • Segment LCD Tower Plug-in module, TWRPI-SLCD
  • General purpose Tower Plug-in (TWRPI) socket
  • On-board JTAG debug circuit (OSJTAG) with virtual serial port
  • Three axis accelerometer (MMA7660)
  • Four (4) user-controllable LEDs
  • Four (4) capacitive touch pads
  • Two (2) user pushbutton switches
Front Side Call-Outs

Back Side Call-Outs


TWR-K40X256-KIT Call-Outs


K40 MCU Demo Video


Kinetis TWR-K60N512 Tower Controller Module


The Freescale Kinetis TWR-K60N512 Tower Controller Module can function as a stand-alone, low-cost platform for the evaluation of the Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis K10, K20, and K60 family of MCUs and is available as part of a Tower System kit. The TWR-K60N512 features the Kinetis K60 low-power MCU based on the ARM Cortex-M4 architecture with USB 2.0 full-speed OTG controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC.


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TWR-K60N512 Contents
  • TWR-K60N512 board assembly
  • 3ft USB cable
  • Interactive DVD with software installers and documentation
  • Quick Start Guide
TWR-K60N512-KIT Contents
  • TWR-K60N512 MCU module
  • TWR-ELEV - Primary and Secondary Elevator Modules
  • TWR-SER - Serial module including USB host/device/OTG, Ethernet, CAN, RS232 and RS485
KTWR-K60N512 Features
  • Tower compatible microcontroller module
  • MK60N512VMD100: K60N512 in a 144 MAPBGA with
  • 100MHz operation
  • Touch Tower Plug-in Socket
  • General purpose Tower Plug-in (TWRPI) socket
  • On-board JTAG debug circuit (OSJTAG) with virtual serial port
  • Three axis accelerometer (MMA7660)
  • Four (4) user-controllable LEDs
  • Four (4) capacitive touch pads
  • Two (2) user pushbutton switches

Front Side Call-Outs


Back Side Call-Outs


TWR-K60N512-KIT Call-Outs



Freescale Semiconductor TWR-K60N512-IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K60

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Freescale Semiconductor TWR-K60N512-IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K60

The Freescale Semiconductor TWR-K60N512-IAR IAR KickStart Kit for the Freescale Kinetis K60 family of microcontrollers (MCUs) speeds time to market with packaged evaluation boards, software development tools, example projects, and RTOS BSPs. The Freescale TWR-K60N512-IAR IAR KickStart Kit includes a Kinetis K60 MCU module that can operate as a standalone evaluation board. This Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis K60 kit also includes an IAR J-Link Lit for Cortex-M debug probe that provides advanced debugging features through Serial Wire Debug (SWD).


Kit Contents
  • TWR-K60N512 - 32-bit MCU module with MK60N512VMD100 MCU
  • TWR-ELEV - Two elevator modules that provide power regulation circuitry, standardized signal assignments, and act as common backplane for all assembled Tower System modules
  • TWR-SER - Serial peripheral module with Ethernet, USB, RS232/485, and CAN interface circuitry
  • TWR-PROTO - Prototyping module featuring ample perfboard area for custom circuitry
  • IAR J-Link Lite for Cortex-M - a small JTAG-emulator with SWD/SWO debugging support for Cortex-M devices
  • DVD with IDE software, training materials and collateral
  • Getting Started Guide
Video: IAR Systems Embedded Workbench for Freescale Kinetis MCU Family

Video: IAR Systems supports the Freescale Kinetis Tower Kit

Freescale Kinetis KwikStik K40 Development Tool

All-In-One Solution for Kinetis K40 MCUs

The Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis KwikStik K40 Development Tool is a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for evaluating, developing, and debugging with Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers. The Freescale Semiconductor KwikStik K40 Development Tool features the Kinetis K40 with USB 2.0 full-speed OTG and segment LCD display controllers. The K40X256 includes 256KB of program flash storage and an additional 256KB of FlexMemory non-volatile storage that can be used as additional program flash memory, data flash, or variable size/endurance EEPROM. The KwikStik development tool includes a SEGGER J-Link on-board debug interface that can be used to program the onboard K40X256 MCU or an external Kinetis MCU. The Freescale Semiconductor KwikStik K40 can function as a standalone development tool or as a Freescale Tower System controller module. It can be combined with other Freescale Tower System peripheral modules to create development platforms for a wide variety of applications.



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Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCUs

Freescale Semiconductor 32-bit Kinetis microcontrollers (MCUs) represent the most scalable portfolio of ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs in the industry. The first phase of the Kinetis portfolio consists of five MCU families with more than 200 pin-, peripheral-, and software-compatible devices with outstanding performance, memory, and feature scalability. Freescale Semiconductor Kinetis MCUs are enabled by innovative 90nm Thin Film Storage (TFS) flash technology with unique FlexMemory (configurable embedded EEPROM) and feature the latest low-power innovations and high performance, high precision mixed-signal capability. More About Kinetis MCUs


Kinetis MCU Features

All Kinetis families include a powerful array of analog, communication and timing and control peripherals with the level of feature integration increasing with flash memory size and the number of inputs/outputs.

Core
  • ARM Cortex-M4 Core delivering 1.25DMIPS / MHz with DSP instructions (floating-point unit available on certain Kinetis families)
  • Up to 32-channel DMA for peripheral and memory servicing with minimal CPU intervention
  • Broad range of performance levels rated at maximum CPU frequencies of 50 MHz, 72 MHz, and 100 MHz
Ultra-Low Power
  • 10 low power operating modes for optimizing peripheral activity and wake-up times for extended battery life.
Memory
  • Scalable memory footprints from 32 KB Flash / 8 KB RAM to 1 MB Flash / 128 KB RAM.
  • Optional 16 KB cache memory for optimizing bus bandwidth and flash execution performance
  • FlexMemory with up to 512 KB FlexNVM and up to 16 KB FlexRAM.
  • EEPROM endurance capable of exceeding 10 million cycles
Mixed-Signal Analog
  • Fast, high precision 16-bit ADCs, 12-bit DACs, programmable gain amplifiers, high speed comparators and an internal voltage reference.
Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Capacitive Touch Sensing Interface with full low-power support and minimal current adder when enabled
Connectivity and Communication
  • UARTs with ISO7816 and IrDA support, I²S, CAN, I²C and DSPI
Reliability, Safety,
and Security

  • Hardware cyclic redundancy check engine for validating memory contents / communication data
  • Independent-clocked COP for protection against code runaway in fail-safe apps
  • External watchdog monitor
Time and Control
  • Powerful FlexTimers supporting general purpose, PWM, and motor control
  • Carrier Modulator Transmitter for IR waveform generation
  • Programmable Interrupt Timer for RTOS task scheduler time base or trigger source for ADC conversion, programmable delay
External Interfaces
  • Multi-function external bus interface
System
  • Wide operating voltage range from 1.71 V to 3.6 V with flash programmable down to 1.71 V

Kinetis Features by Family

Family
Program Flash
Packages
Key Features
K60
256KB-1MB
100-256 pin

K40
64-512KB
64-144 pin
K30
64-512KB
64-144 pin
K20
32KB-1MB
32-144 pin
K10
32KB-1MB
32-144 pin



Kinetis Capabilities by Family


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