Following the recent agreement signed with Freescale on significant collaborations for development kits and tools, element14 Pty Ltd has announced the launch of the latest Freedom development board. The new Freescale Freedom K64F development platform adds to the extensive portfolio of over 7000 development kits at element14.
Featuring a Kinetis K64 series microcontroller built on the ARM Cortex-M4 core, the new development platform can be used to evaluate the K64, K63 and K24 Kinetis K devices, and is ideal for developing applications that require high memory density, low power, and optimised integration for the following segments: Consumer - gaming systems, wearables, smartphone/tablet accessories; metering - connected meters, smart-grid concentrators; building and home automation - connected security and access control; point of sale and secure applications; factory automation; and portable instrumentation.
David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell explains that Freescale’s latest Freedom hardware delivers high performance and versatility, and will meet the industrial design needs for next-generation products. Engineers familiar with the Kinetis K series of scalable MCUs will appreciate the many new capabilities and add-ons in the board.
The K64F board features a MK64FN1M0VLL12, which boasts a maximum operating frequency of 120MHz, 1MB of flash, 256KB RAM, a full-speed USB controller, Ethernet controller, Secure Digital Host controller, and many analogue and digital peripherals.
The FRDM-K64F hardware is form-factor compatible with the Arduino R3 pin layout, providing a broad range of expansion board options. The board also includes a 3-axis digital accelerometer, magnetometer, tri-colour LED, SDHC, Ethernet, and headers for adding Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz RF transceiver module capability.
The new board is the latest in element14’s diverse range of solutions ranging from starter kits to complete development boards.