Let your design ideas free! The FRDM-KL26ZFRDM-KL26Z allows you to quickly prototype your next application by taking advantage of the many features of the Freescale Freedom platform. The FRDM-KL26ZFRDM-KL26Z is a small Arduino™ pinout compatible evaluation board featuring a low-power Kinetis L series microcontroller with USB and I2S support, built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ core.
The FRDM-KL26ZFRDM-KL26Z development board features a MKL26Z128VLH4MKL26Z128VLH4, which boasts a max operating frequency of 48MHz, 128KB of flash, 16KB RAM, a full-speed USB controller, and loads of analog and digital peripherals. It’s the next generation of the pioneering KL25Z processor, adding I2S support along with other new features and enhancements.
With the ARM Cortex M0+ based Kinetis L family, it is now possible to leverage 32-bit capabilities and the scalability needed to expand future product lines, all at 8- and 16-bit price points and power consumption levels. The KL26 device featured on the board is a Kinetis L superset part, and can be used to evaluate the KL26 and KL16 Kinetis L series devices. It’s also upward compatible with the more powerful Cortex-M4 based Kinetis K20 family of devices, providing an easy upgrade path to the next level of performance.
Freedom To Do More
The FRDM-KL26ZFRDM-KL26Z on-board interfaces include the new FXOS8700CQ 6-axis digital accelerometer and magnetometer, a capacitive touch slider, and an ambient light sensor. The KL26 device is also supported by the major ARM toolchains like Keil, IAR, CodeWarrior, Red Suite, and more, and has complimentary RTOS and USB stack support with MQX-Lite and Processor Expert. Plus the FRDM-KL26Z is form-factor compatible with the Arduino™ R3 pin layout, meaning easy access to a multitude of digital and analog IO, as well as the availability of hundreds of community created shields and endless possibilities.
The FRDM-KL26Z also features the Freescale standard embedded serial and debug adapter, known as OpenSDA, built right into the board. This circuit offers several options for serial communications, flash programming and run-control debugging all over a simple USB cable. Ditch the expensive debugger and complicated flashing procedure: just drag, drop, and run!
Enjoy design freedom that fits in the palm your hand by prototyping with this powerful microcontroller with a low-power core, all on a flexible low-cost platform. Coupled with a large ecosystem of compatible hardware and software, it’s the freedom to do more.
FRDM-KL26Z on-board interfaces includes the new FXOS8700CQ 6-axis digital accelerometer and magnetometer.
Does this board has Ambient Light sensor?
Yes, this board has a light sensor part from Everlight ALS-PT19-315C/L177/TR8.
Whats new things in the FRDM-KL26Z board, compared to KL25 board?
FRDM-KL26Z is an improvement to the KL25Z, and adds I2S, a 16-bit (vs 8-bit) SPI, an additional GPIO port with interrupt capability, and more. The board also features the new FXOS8700CQ sensor device, which is a combined accelerometer and magnetometer.
Does this board supports OpenSDAV2 version?
No, this board doesnot supports OPENSDA-V2. It supports OpenSDA-V1 from MBED.
Does this board supports onboard debugging interface?
Yes, this board has an onboard debugging feature called as CMSIS-DAP interface driver.
Do I need an external programmer to flash the binaries?
No, this board has OPENSDA interface, so it can be programmed directly with out using external programmer
What is the speed of the MCU in this board?
This board has a KL26Z128VLH4 MCU which can support up to 48MHz of speed. The KL26Z128 on the FRDM-KL26Z is clocked from an 8 MHz crystal.
Does this board support Linux?
The MSD Flash Programmer is currently only supported on Windows. But the virtual serial port has been tested successfully on Linux, Windows and Mac opperating systems.
Is this board is compatible with Arduino?
Yes, is compatible with Arduino R3. You will need to check the R3 pin layout compatibility.
Does this board has RS-232 communication?
This board supports OPENSDA MSD driver and P&E Debug application drivers which provides serial communication, which can act as a virtual serial port.
Does this board have an external debugger?
Yes this board has an unpopulated standard 10-pin(0.05") Cortex JTAG Debug connector. The Samtec FTSH-105-02-F-D or compatible connector can be added to the J7 through-hole debug connector to allow for an external debug cable to be connected.