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element14 announces Freescale Freedom board featuring Kinetis K next-gen MCU

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element14 Pty Ltd has added the high-performance Freescale Freedom FRDM-K22F development kit to its extensive portfolio of technology products, including a broad range of development kits.

The second Freedom board featuring a Kinetis K next-generation microcontroller and crystal-less USB controller, the new development board targets USB applications that require a high level of integration and the lower-power capabilities of the new generation of ARM Cortex-M4 core @120MHz with Floating Point Unit and embedding 512KB Flash and 128KB RAM in a LQFP64 package.

The new Freedom development board is suited for applications requiring a high performance and low-power MCU, including home and building automation; industrial/commercial sensor nodes; Internet-of-things data concentrators; health and wellness monitors, sports and activity wearables; and gaming accessories. The new development kit is the latest in element14’s diverse variety of solutions ranging from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles.

The development board features a 6-axis accelerometer and magnetometer, RGB LED and Arduino R3 I/O connectors, and the new OpenSDAv2 serial and debug interface.

David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell commented that Freescale’s high-performance Kinetis K series of scalable MCUs is extremely versatile and engineers will welcome the flexibility for optional add-on modules.

The Freescale Freedom FRDM-K22F development kit includes out-of-the-box demo applications such as Bubble level with red and green LEDs indicating level; eCompass indicating magnetic north; USB CDC demo for second serial terminal; Metal detector providing direction and distance to a metal object; Stopwatch with real-time counter offering 1/100th of a second precision; and Air mouse, a USB mouse to determine where/how to move the cursor.

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