Freescale Tower System: Elevate your design to the next level

Freescale Tower System

Elevate your design to the next level

 

 

 

The Freescale Tower System is a modular development platform for 8-, 16- and 32-bit processors that enables advanced development through rapid evaluation and prototyping.  Featuring multiple development boards, or modules, the Tower System provides designers with building blocks for entry-level to advanced application development.

 

 


Build Your System (3 steps or less)

 

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  • Choose a Processor (MCU/MPU) Module
  • Choose Peripheral Modules and Tower Plug-Ins (TWRPIs)
    • Up to 3 peripheral modules per system
    • Up to 2 additional side-mounting peripheral modules
    • Multiple TWRPIs
  • Connect each module to the Elevator Boards

 

 

1. Processor (MCU/MPU) Module

 

Description:

  • Act as the Tower System controller board
  • One microcontroller module per each assembled kit
  • Works stand-alone or in Tower System
  • Features Open Source BDM (OSBDM) for easy programming, debugging, and serial communication via mini-B USB cable

 

Ex: TWR-K70F120M (Kinetis K70 Microcontroller with Ethernet, USB, and graphical LCD)


TWR-K70F120M  features:

  • MK70FN1M0VMJ12MK70FN1M0VMJ12: Kinetis K70 in a 256 MAPBGA with 120 MHz operation
  • Touch Tower Plug-in Socket
  • General purpose Tower Plug-in (TWRPI) socket
  • On-board JTAG debug circuit (OSJTAG) with virtual serial port
  • 1Gb of DDR2 SDRAM memory
  • 2Gb of SLC NAND flash memory
  • 3-axis accelerometer (MMA8451Q)
  • Potentiometer
  • Micro-SD Card slot

 

 

Module is packaged with:

  • Necessary cables
  • Interactive DVD with Quick Start Guide, lab tutorials, software

 


2. Peripheral Module

 

Description:

  • Enables robust development when used with an associated MCU/MPU module by expanding functionality
  • Peripheral modules available include: Wi-Fi, Serial, Memory, Graphical LCD, Audio, Analog, Prototyping and much more
  • Because of standardized pin assignments, custom peripheral modules can be created for specific applications
  • Can be combined and used with other microcontroller and peripheral modules in the Tower System
  • Up to three (3) Peripheral Modules and one (1) outer expansion module (some MCU boards support 2 outer expansion modules) per each assembled kit

 

Ex: TWR-SER (Serial Peripheral Module)

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TWR-SER features: 

  • RS232 and RS485 connectors
  • Ethernet
  • CAN
  • USB
  • Provides added features and functionality

 

Module is packaged with:

  • Necessary cables
  • Users Manual

 

 

3. Elevator Modules

 

Ex: TWR-ELEV (Elevator Boards)

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Sold as a set of two Elevator boards 

  • Connects up to four modules
  • Common serial and expansion bus signals

 

Outward facing side provides: 

  • Access to all signals for probing, easy debugging, etc.
  • Two 2x80 connectors on backside for easy signal access and side-mounting board (e.g. LCD module)
  • Standardized signal assignments

 

Multiple power options with built in isolation:

  • 5 V from miniB USB connector, regulated to 3.3 V
  • 3.3 V regulated from MCU/MPU module

 


 

Who is Tower System for?

 

The Embedded Developer
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Eager to find complete hardware and software embedded solutions. Needs comprehensive prototyping solutions that can expedite time to market while reducing cost and learning curve.

 

The Student/Professor

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Always on the go. Relies on scalable, low cost development tools and devices to keep his edge and keep his interest.

 

The Hobbyist

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Master experimentalist. Always seeking community knowledge. Desires modular, build-it-yourself components and a team of people to explore with.

 

 

 

Freescale’s Microcontroller Enablement Bundle

 

+ Complimentary MQX

Accelerate your design success with complimentary RTOS, TCP/IP and USB stacks provided by Freescale MQX Software Solutions. Available on Freescale processors for more than 15 years, Freescale MQX Software Solutions offer a straightforward API with a modular architecture, making it simple to fine tune custom applications and scalable to fit most requirements. The combination of our market-proven Freescale MQX Software Solutions and silicon portfolio provides a streamlined and powerful platform by creating a comprehensive source for hardware, software, tools and services needs.

 

+ Tower System

  • Open source hardware platform for prototyping application development
  • Modular, expandable and cost-effective development platform for 8/16/32-bit MCUs and MPUs
  • Rapid eval and prototyping with maximum HW reuse.
  • Supported by a diverse range of MCU and peripheral plug-in boards and a growing web community

 

+ CodeWarrior IDE

  • Visual and automated framework to accelerate development time
  • Eclipse environment
  • Processor Expert code generation wizard
  • Build, debug and flash tools
  • Software analysis
  • Kernel-aware debug
  • Host platform support

 

 

Man Part No.

Description

TWR-S08LL64TWR-S08LL64

MOD, TOWER SYS S08LL64 BOARD W/LCD

TWR-S08LH64TWR-S08LH64

MODULE, TOWER SYS, S08LH64

TWR-S08MM128TWR-S08MM128

MODULE, TOWER SYS, S08MM128

TWR-S08PT60TWR-S08PT60

MODULE, MCU DAUGHTER CARD

TWR-S12G128-KITTWR-S12G128-KIT

DEV KIT, TOWER BOARD FOR MC9S12G128

TWR-MCF51-JE-KITTWR-MCF51-JE-KIT

KIT, DEV, TOWER, MCF51JE

TWR-MCF51JFTWR-MCF51JF

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, MCF51JF

TWR-MCF51CNTWR-MCF51CN

MODULE, TOWER SYS, FOR MCF51JE MCU

TWR-MCF51MMTWR-MCF51MM

MODULE, TOWER SYS, MCF51MM

TWR-MCF51QMTWR-MCF51QM

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, MCF51QM

TWR-MCF5225XTWR-MCF5225X

MOD, TOWER SYS MCF52 V2 BOARD W/LCD

TWR-MCF5441XTWR-MCF5441X

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, MCF5441X

TWR-MPC5125TWR-MPC5125

MOD, TOWER SYS, MPC5125

TWR-K20D50MTWR-K20D50M

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, KINETIS, K20

TWR-K40X256TWR-K40X256

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, KINETIS, K40

TWR-K53N512TWR-K53N512

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, KINETIS, K53

TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120M

TOWER BOARD, K60, ARM, CORTEX M4 MCU

TWR-K60N512TWR-K60N512

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, KINETIS, K60

TWR-K60N512-IARTWR-K60N512-IAR

KIT, TOWER SYSTEM, KINETIS K60, IAR

TWR-K60N512-KEILTWR-K60N512-KEIL

KIT, TOWER SYSTEM, KINETIS K60, KEIL

TWR-K70F120MTWR-K70F120M

TOWER BOARD, K70, ARM, CORTEX M4 MCU

TWR-S08UNIV-DEMOTWR-S08UNIV-DEMO

KIT, DEMO, TOWER SYS, S08

TWR-LCDTWR-LCD

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, GRAPHICAL LCD

TWR-MEMTWR-MEM

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, MEMORY

TWR-ELEVTWR-ELEV

TOWER SYSTEM - ELEVATOR BOARDS

TWR-SERTWR-SER

TOWER SYSTEM - SERIAL MODULE BOARD

TWR-PROTOTWR-PROTO

BOARD, TOWER SYS PROTOTYPING

TWR-SENSOR-PAKTWR-SENSOR-PAK

MODULE, TOWER SYSTEM, SENSOR

TWRPI-MMA6900TWRPI-MMA6900

MODULE, PLUGIN, TOWER SYSTEM, SENSOR

TWRPI-TOUCH-PAKTWRPI-TOUCH-PAK

EVAL KIT, TOUCH SENSING, W/H SENSORS

TWR-WIFI-G1011MITWR-WIFI-G1011MI

MODULE, TOWER SYS, WIFI, GAINSPAN

 

 

Also see:

 

CodeWarrior

Freescale Community

New Technology