The five first-phase Kinetis families include a suite of analogue, communication and timing and control peripherals with the level of feature integration increasing with flash memory size and the number of inputs/outputs. Features common to all Kinetis families include: high-speed 16-bit analogue-to-digital converters; 12-bit digital to analogue converters with on-chip analogue voltage reference; multiple high speed comparators and programmable gain amplifiers; low-power touch sensing with device wake-up on touch from reduced power states; multiple serial interfaces including UARTs with ISO7816 support and Inter-IC Sound and powerful, flexible timers for a broad range of applications including motor control.
RS is also stocking a range of development tools to support the Kinetis MCU families, including the Freescale Tower System, and the Kinetis KwikStik K40 development board.
The Tower System is a modular, reusable development platform that provides rapid prototyping capabilities. It offers multiple system expansion options and delivers outstanding flexibility and value for designers of industrial and consumer end products. Modules can be purchased individually or as part of a complete Tower System Kit.
The new KwikStik development board is a small, low-cost, all-in-one tool for evaluating, developing and debugging Kinetis MCUs. It features low-power touch sensing, a segment LCD user interface and a suite of development and run-time software, as well as an on-board Segger J-Link debug probe. It can be used standalone or integrated with the Tower System.