Saturday, September 29, 2012

FRDM-KL25Z Demo: Freescale Development Platform

We put an early pre-order in with ELEMENT14 for Freescale's Kinetis KL25Z development board and it arrived this week.  The dev board has a very solid feel and cost only $12.95.  A great value when you consider all the features; including a Freescale MMA8451Q 3-axis accelerometer glued right onto the board!  Freescale's description on the dev board is "The Freescale Freedom development platform is a low-cost evaluation and development platform featuring Freescale's newest ARM® Cortex™-M0+ based Kinetis KL25Z MCUs."
Here is a short video demonstrating the MMA8451Q in action.  The tri-color LED is White when flat; Red when tilted up; Blue when tilted sideways:
The kit comes with headers, a quick start guide, and has the following high level feature set:
- KL25128VLK4 - Cortex micro controller with:
     128Kb FLASH, 16Kb SRAM
     48MHz operation
     Full speed USB controller
     OpenSDA USB debug interface
     Tri-color LED
     Capacitive touch slider
     Reset button
     Expansion IO accepts Arduino form factor shields
More fun to come.  Stay tuned.