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    The TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120M is a development board for the Kinetis K10, K20 and K60 family 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M4 MCUs. The TWR-K60F120M is populated with a device rated for 120 MHz operation across the full -40C to 85C temperature range. At room temperatures the board can be over-clocked to 150 MHz to allow for evaluation of the K10, K20, and K60 devices that are rated for 150 MHz operation across the full temperature range.


    The TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120M is a Tower Controller Module compatible with the Freescale Tower System. It can function as a stand-alone, low-cost platform for the evaluation of the Kinetis K10, K20, and K60 family of microcontroller (MCU) devices. The TWR-K60F120M features the Kinetis MK60FN1M0VLQ12MK60FN1M0VLQ12 low-power microcontroller based on the ARM® Cortex™-M4 architecture with USB 2.0 HS Controller, USB 2.0 full-speed OTG controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC with a maximum core operating frequency of 120MHz. It is intended for use in the Freescale Tower System but can operate stand-alone. An on-board debug circuit, OSJTAG, provides a JTAG debug interface and a power supply input through a single USB mini-AB connector.


    The TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120M is available as a stand-alone product or as a kit (TWR-K60F120M-KIT) with the Tower Elevator Modules (TWR-ELEV) and the Tower Serial Module (TWR-SER). The TWR-K60F120M can also be combined with other Freescale Tower peripheral modules to create development platforms for a wide variety of applications.


    The Kinetis MCU portfolio consists of multiple pin-, peripheral- and softwarecompatible MCU families based on the  ARM® Cortex™‐M4 core. Families are built from innovative 90 nm thin-film storage (TFS) flash technology with unique FlexMemory (EEPROM) capability, and offer industry-leading low power and mixed signal analog integration.


    Ordering Information:

    TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120MKinetis K60 120 MHz Tower System Module
    TWR-K60F120M-KITTWR-K60F120M-KITKinetis K60 120 MHz Tower System Module with Tower Elevator Module (TWR‐ELEVTWR‐ELEV) and Tower Serial Module (TWR‐SERTWR‐SER)

    Key Applications: Consumer (Home Appliances), Industrial ( Programmable Logic Control, Portable Electronic Point of Sale Terminals, Building Control, LCD Control Panel, Smart Cities Connectivity Through IPv6, Smart Grid and Smart Metering, Digital Power Conversion, Factory Automation )

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    Software Development Tools:


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    RTOSMicriumuC/OS IIIColdFire / HC08 / HC12 / ARM / S08 / RS08 / PowerPC

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    Hardware Development Tools:


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    Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMULINK2ULINK2ARM Cortex™-M  / ARM7™ / ARM9™USB DEBUG
    Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMULINKProULINKProARM Cortex™-M  / ARM7™ / ARM9™High-Speed Debug and Trace Unit
    EmulatorSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
    ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores


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    Technical Documents

    Learning Center
    User GuideFreescale: User Manual for TWR-K60F120M Kinetis K60 120 MHz Tower System Module
    User GuideFreescale: Quick Start Guide for TWR-K60F120M Kinetis K60 120 MHz Tower System Module
    DatasheetFreescale: Datasheet for MK60FN1M0VLQ12 Kinetis MCU
    Product Brief

    Freescale: Product Brief for Kinetis K60 Family

    Product BriefFreescale: Factsheet for Kinetis K60 Family MCUs
    Application NoteFreescale: Application Note for MQX Board Support Package Porting Guide on KEIL
    Revision NoteFreescale: Revision Note for TWR-K60F120M Kinetis K60 120 MHz Tower System Module


    Design Elements
    Application LibraryFreescale: Software Code for MQX Board Support Package Porting Guide on KEIL


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    Kit Features



    • MK60FN1M0VLQ12MK60FN1M0VLQ12 Kinetis MCU
      • 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M4 core with DSP instructions

      • 120MHz maximum core operating frequency

      • 144 LQFP, 20mm x 20 mm, 0.5mm pitch package

      • 1.71V – 3.6V operating voltage input range

      • 1 Mbyte of program flash, 128 Kbytes of static RAM

      • NAND flash controller

      • External bus interface

      • Power management controller with 10 different power modes

      • Multi-purpose clock generator with PLL and FLL operation modes

      • 16-bit SAR ADC, 12-bit DAC

      • High-speed analog comparator with 6-bit DAC

      • Programmable voltage reference

      • USB high-speed OTG controller

      • USB full-speed/low-speed OTG/Host/Device controller with device charge detect

      • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC

      • SPI, I2C (w/ SMBUS support), UART (w/ ISO7816, CEA709.1-B (LON), and IrDA support), CAN, I2S

      • SD Host Controller (SDHC)

      • GPIO with pin interrupt support, DMA request capability, digital glitch filtering

      • Capacitive touch sensing inputs (TSI)

      • Debug interfaces: JTAG, cJTAG, SWD

      • Trace: TPIO, FPB, DWT, ITM, ETM, ETB

    • S08JM60 based open-source BDM (OSBDM) circuit
    • On-board JTAG debug circuit (OSJTAG) with virtual serial port
    • 2Gb of SLC NAND flash memory
    • 4 user-controlled status LEDs
    • 4 Capacitive Touch Pads and 2 mechanical push buttons
    • Socket for Capacitive Touch Pad daughter board (Touch TWRPI)
    • Socket for Tower Plugin (TWRPI, e.g. sensor board)
    • Potentiometer
    • Three-axis digital accelerometer (MMA8451QMMA8451Q)
    • Battery Holder for 20mm lithium battery (e.g. 2032, 2025)
    • SD Card slot

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    Kit Contents


    The Freescale TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120M Module supplied with below contents:

    • TWR-K60F120MTWR-K60F120M board assembly
    • 3ft USB cable
    • Interactive DVD with software installers and documentation
    • Quick Start Guide


    The Freescale TWR-K60F120M-KITTWR-K60F120M-KIT Kit supplied with below contents:

    • TWR-K60F120M MCU module
    • TWR‐ELEVTWR‐ELEV – Primary and Secondary Elevator Modules
    • TWR‐SERTWR‐SER – Serial module including USB host/device/OTG, Ethernet, CAN, RS232 and RS485
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