Freescale Freedom development platform KL02Z in distribution

July 04, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Premier Farnell has the Freescale Semiconductor Freedom development platform, the KL02Z evaluation and development tool, designed for the rapid prototyping of MCU-based applications.

Hosting the energy-efficient Kinetis KL02 ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU, the KL02Z Freedom Development Platform offers design engineers 32-bit performance at the cost of traditional 8 and 16-bit MCUs, to replace legacy processors; it will available for $12.95 or equivalent and is designed for low-power devices, including a range of portable consumer devices, remote sensing nodes and ingestible healthcare sensing applications, while its flexible design enables a wide variety of design prototypes including those dependent on battery power or energy harvesting.

Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready low-power operation and a standard-based form factor with expansion board options. The FRDM-KL02Z also incorporates OpenSDA, the Freescale open standard embedded serial and debug adapter, which offers users multiple options for serial communications, flash programming and run-control debugging.

John Dixon, Worldwide Business Development Manager for Freescale’s Microcontroller group, says, “With the smallest and most power efficient 32-bit ARM MCUs, we will be opening up a multitude of new Internet of Things possibilities. This is a product we’re especially excited about seeing enter the marketplace with its incredible access for 8-bit users looking to step up their evaluation processes with Cortex-M 32-bit MCUs.”

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