Newark element14 has launched the new Freescale Kinetis KL27/17 Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB. The board is ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs that require USB capability.
The Kinetis KL series of MCUs is one of the most energy efficient MCUs in its class. The new Kinetis FRDM-KL27Z Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB OTG features a Flex I/O module, ROM Bootloader and low power crystal-less USB functionality. The energy efficient 48MHz ARM Cortex-M0+ core, multiple low power modes and autonomous low power peripherals including USB ‘Keep Alive’ Mode make this ideal for low power or battery operated applications.
Tool support includes free Kinetis Design Studio IDE, Software Development Kit and Processor Expert. The main silicon is available in an ultra-small 36XFBGA (3.5x3.5x0.5mm) package as well.
Example uses for the new product include portable and handheld consumer devices like home health, remote controls and rechargeable devices.
The new FRDM-KL27Z can be purchased for $26.06 through Newark element14.