Freescale Tower System: Elevate your design to the next level

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    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