Freescale Kinetis

Configuration:platform = freescalekinetis

Freescale Kinetis Microcontrollers is family of multiple hardware- and software-compatible ARM Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M7-based MCU series. Kinetis MCUs offer exceptional low-power performance, scalability and feature integration.

For more detailed information please visit vendor site.

Debugging

Debugging - “1-click” solution for debugging with a zero configuration.

Tools & Debug Probes

Supported debugging tools are listed in “Debug” column. For more detailed information, please scroll table by horizontal. You can switch between debugging Tools & Debug Probes using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File).

Warning

You will need to install debug tool drivers depending on your system. Please click on compatible debug tool below for the further instructions.

On-Board Debug Tools

Boards listed below have on-board debug probe and ARE READY for debugging! You do not need to use/buy external debug probe.

Name MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Ethernet IoT Starter Kit MK64FN1M0VLL12 120MHz 1MB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K20D50M MK20DX128VLH5 48MHz 128KB 16KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K22F MK22FN512VLH12 120MHz 512KB 128KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K64F MK64FN1M0VLL12 120MHz 1MB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K66F MK66FN2M0VMD18 180MHz 2MB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K82F MK82FN256VLL15 150MHz 256KB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL05Z MKL05Z32VFM4 48MHz 32KB 4KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL25Z MKL25Z128VLK4 48MHz 128KB 16KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL27Z MKL27Z64VLH4 48MHz 64KB 16KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL43Z MKL43Z256VLH4 48MHz 256KB 32KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL46Z MKL46Z256VLL4 48MHz 256KB 32KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KW41Z MKW41Z512VHT4 48MHz 512KB 128KB

External Debug Tools

Boards listed below are compatible with Debugging but DEPEND ON external debug probe. They ARE NOT READY for debugging. Please click on board name for the further details.

Name MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL82Z MKL82Z128VLK7 96MHz 128KB 96KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KW24D512 MKW24D512 50MHz 512KB 64KB
Hexiwear MK64FN1M0VDC12 120MHz 1MB 256KB
SEGGER IP Switch Board MK66FN2M0VMD18 180MHz 2MB 256KB

Stable and upstream versions

You can switch between stable releases of Freescale Kinetis development platform and the latest upstream version using platform option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File) as described below.

Stable

; Latest stable version
[env:latest_stable]
platform = freescalekinetis
board = ...

; Custom stable version
[env:custom_stable]
platform = freescalekinetis@x.y.z
board = ...

Upstream

[env:upstream_develop]
platform = https://github.com/platformio/platform-freescalekinetis.git
board = ...

Packages

Name Description
framework-mbed Arm Mbed OS is a platform operating system designed for the internet of things
framework-zephyr Zephyr is a new generation, scalable, optimized, secure RTOS for multiple hardware architectures
framework-zephyr-canopennode Zephyr module for CANopenNode - a free and open source CANopen Stack
framework-zephyr-civetweb Zephyr module for CivetWeb Embedded C/C++ web server
framework-zephyr-cmsis Software Interface Standard for Arm Cortex-based Microcontrollers and Zephyr framework
framework-zephyr-fatfs Zephyr module for FATFS filesystem
framework-zephyr-hal-nxp NXP HAL for Zephyr framework
framework-zephyr-libmetal Zephyr module for HAL abstraction layer used by open-amp
framework-zephyr-littlefs Zephyr module for littlefs filesystem
framework-zephyr-loramac-node Zephyr module for LoRaWAN endpoint stack implementation
framework-zephyr-lvgl Zephyr module for LittlevGL - an Open-source Embedded GUI Library
framework-zephyr-mbedtls mbedTLS module for Zephyr
framework-zephyr-mcuboot Zephyr module for MCUboot - a secure bootloader for 32-bit MCUs
framework-zephyr-mcumgr Zephyr module for mcumgr management library for 32-bit MCUs
framework-zephyr-mipi-sys-t Zephyr module for MIPI System Software Trace
framework-zephyr-open-amp Zephyr module for Open Asymmetric Multi Processing (OpenAMP) framework
framework-zephyr-openthread OpenThread module for Zephyr
framework-zephyr-segger Zephyr module for Segger RTT
framework-zephyr-tinycbor Zephyr module for Concise Binary Object Representation Library
framework-zephyr-tinycrypt The TinyCrypt Library provides an implementation for constrained devices of a minimal set of standard cryptography primitives for Zephyr framework
framework-zephyr-trusted-firmware-m Trusted Firmware M provides a reference implementation of secure world software for ARMv8-M and Zephyr framework
tool-cmake CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software
tool-dtc Device tree compiler
tool-gperf GNU gperf is a perfect hash function generator
tool-jlink Software and Documentation Pack for SEGGER J-Link debug probes
tool-ninja Ninja is a small build system with a focus on speed
tool-pyocd Open source python library for programming and debugging ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers using CMSIS-DAP
toolchain-gccarmnoneeabi GNU toolchain for Arm Cortex-M and Cortex-R processors

Warning

Linux Users:

Windows Users:

Please check that you have a correctly installed USB driver from board manufacturer

Frameworks

Name Description
Mbed Arm Mbed OS is an open source embedded operating system designed specifically for the ‘things’ in the Internet of Things. It includes all the features you need to develop a connected product based on an Arm Cortex-M microcontroller, including security, connectivity, an RTOS and drivers for sensors and I/O devices
Zephyr RTOS The Zephyr Project is a scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) supporting multiple hardware architectures, optimized for resource constrained devices, and built with safety and security in mind

Boards

Note

Freescale

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Ethernet IoT Starter Kit On-board MK64FN1M0VLL12 120MHz 1MB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K20D50M On-board MK20DX128VLH5 48MHz 128KB 16KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K22F On-board MK22FN512VLH12 120MHz 512KB 128KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K64F On-board MK64FN1M0VLL12 120MHz 1MB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K66F On-board MK66FN2M0VMD18 180MHz 2MB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-K82F On-board MK82FN256VLL15 150MHz 256KB 256KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL05Z On-board MKL05Z32VFM4 48MHz 32KB 4KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL25Z On-board MKL25Z128VLK4 48MHz 128KB 16KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL27Z On-board MKL27Z64VLH4 48MHz 64KB 16KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL43Z On-board MKL43Z256VLH4 48MHz 256KB 32KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL46Z On-board MKL46Z256VLL4 48MHz 256KB 32KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KL82Z External MKL82Z128VLK7 96MHz 128KB 96KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KW24D512 External MKW24D512 50MHz 512KB 64KB
Freescale Kinetis FRDM-KW41Z On-board MKW41Z512VHT4 48MHz 512KB 128KB

MikroElektronika

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Hexiwear External MK64FN1M0VDC12 120MHz 1MB 256KB

SEGGER

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
SEGGER IP Switch Board External MK66FN2M0VMD18 180MHz 2MB 256KB