Dev board for scalable, secure, low-power applications – in distribution

February 11, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Farnell element14 has the NXP Freedom K82F development board for secure applications. In a family that hosts Kinetis K82, K81, and K80 MCUs the board focusses on low-power, security-enabled attributes around the ARM Cortex-M4 core.

K8x devices are designed for secure applications, with advanced security capabilities including boot ROM to support encrypted firmware updates, automatic decryption from external serial NOR flash memory, hardware AES acceleration built with side band attack protection, and hardware support for Public Key Cryptography. These features are implemented while maintaining a high level of compatibility with previous (formerly Freescale) Kinetis MCUs.

NXP has designed the FRDM-K82F development board to provide flexibility by including a range of expansion options, including Arduino R3 compatible pin layout, FlexIO header, sufficient footprint to include optional Bluetooth and RF expansion modules, as well as a broad range of other expansion board options.

Other features include :

Maximum operation frequency of 150 MHz, 256 kB of flash, 256 kB RAM

A full-speed USB controller with available crystal-less operation

Onboard six-axis digital accelerometer and magnetometer


OpenSDAv2.1, the Freescale mbed HDK-compatible open-source hardware embedded serial and debug adapter

Can be used to evaluate the K80, K81, and K82 Kinetis K series devices

The NXP FRDM-K82F development board is available from Farnell element14 in Europe for €43.82/£31.86.

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