element14 is first to offer Freescale's Freedom Development Platform for Kinetis L Series MCUs
June 21, 2012 // Paul Buckley
element14 is claiming to be the first to market with ecosystem solutions and the only distributor to take pre-orders for the new low-cost ARM Cortex-M0+ processor-based platform featuring Freescale Semiconductor's high performance, low-power Kinetis L series 32-bit MCUs.
The company is first to offer the board on a pre-order basis, allowing designers to secure first access to the newly manufactured boards immediately upon availability in Q3, 2012. The new low-power, ultra affordable development board will allow for quick application prototyping and demonstration of this new technology, which is poised to transform consumer and industrial applications that currently employ legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures.
The Freescale Freedom development platform is a small, low-power, cost-efficient evaluation and development system for quick application prototyping and demonstration based on the Kinetis L series, the industrys first microcontrollers built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. The development platform combines an industry-standard form factor with a rich set of third-party expansion board options. Using this platform to speed development, applications such as small appliances, gaming accessories, portable medical systems, audio systems, smart meters, lighting and power control, can now leverage 32-bit capabilities and the scalability needed to expand future product lines, all at 8 and 16-bit price and power consumption levels.All news
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