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    • Kinetis MK82FN256VLL15 MCU (ARM® Cortex®-M4 @150 MHz, 256KB SRAM, USB, advanced security)
    • Kinetis K20DX128VFM5 MCU based OpenSDA circuit
    • Two 32 Mbit (4MB) dual on-board QuadSPI memory @ 1.8V
    • Dual independent voltage domains: VDD and VDDIO_E
    • FXOS8700CQ - accelerometer and magnetometer
    • Three user-controlled status LEDs
    • Two mechanical push buttons for user input, and one for reset
    • USB support onboard with micro USB cable
    • FlexIO header compatible with OV7670 camera
    • Easy access to MCU input/output through Arduino R3 compatible I/O connectors
    • Flexible power supply option - OpenSDAv2.1 USB, Kinetis K82 USB, and external source
    • Easy access to MCU input/output through Arduino R3 compatible I/O connectors
    • Programmable OpenSDAv2 debug circuit supporting the CMSIS-DAP interface software that provides:
      • Mass storage device (MSD) flash programming interface
      • CMSIS-DAP debug interface over a driver-less USB HID connection providing run-control debugging and compatibility with IDE tools
      • Virtual serial port interface
      • Open source CMSIS-DAP software project

    FRDM-K82F can be used to evaluate the K80, K81, and K82 Kinetis K series devices. The FRDM-K82F board features the MK82FN256VLL15 MCU, which boasts a maximum operation frequency of 150 MHz, 256 KB of flash, a 256 KB RAM, a full-speed USB controller with available crystal-less operation, and analog and digital peripherals. The FRDM-K82F hardware is form-factor compatible with the ArduinoTM R3 pin layout, providing a broad range of expansion board options. The onboard interface includes a six-axis digital accelerometer and magnetometer, an RGB LED, FlexIO header, and sufficient footprint to add an optional Bluetooth module (for use over UART) and RF module (for use over SPI).

    The FRDM-K82F platform features OpenSDAv2.1, the open-source hardware embedded serial and debug adapter running an open-source bootloader. This circuit offers several options for serial communication, flash programming, and run-control debugging. OpenSDAv2.1 is an mbed™ HDK-compatible debug interface preloaded with the open-source CMSIS-DAP Interface firmware (mbed interface) for rapid prototyping and product development, with a focus on connected Internet of Things devices.

    The Kinetis K8x MCU family builds upon the Kinetis MCU portfolio with advanced security capabilities including boot ROM to support encrypted firmware updates, automatic decryption from external serial NOR flash memory, hardware AES acceleration built with side band attack protection, and hardware support for Public Key Cryptography. These advancements are done while maintaining a high level of compatibility with previous Kinetis MCUs.

    K82 allows you to store encrypted program and data files in external QPSI Serial Flash. That code can be downloaded and unencrypted in real time on the K82 with no performance penalty. This makes the K82 ideal for POS (point of sale) applications, but also for any secure IOT node where code IP is of value (nearly all embedded applications)

    Design with Advanced Security

    • Improve product security with the first multi-purpose MCU with hardware asymmetric cryptography that completes sign and verify functions with an order of magnitude improvement over software, reducing power, improving code efficiency, while meeting the needs of the latest secure communications protocols
    • Execute from encrypted external memory with the first MCU that supports on-the-fly decryption for high throughput external serial NOR flash
    • Save cost and time with embedded tamper resistance capabilities to protect against both physical and passive attacks

    Design with Scalability

    • Operate beyond boundaries of a traditional MCU leveraging SD/eMMC, DRAM and the latest serial memories with quad and octal support with XIP(execute in place)
    • Exceed expectation using large cache memory to reduce latency and power consumption when using external memories
    • Expand easily with an external boot option and update external serial NOR flash with built-in ROM routines
    • Scalable security levels available across the family with multiple pin-to-pin and software compatible devices

    Design with Flexibility

    • Explore new functionality with the FlexIO peripheral that expands MCU capabilities by emulating various serial, parallel or custom interfaces using software drivers provided by the Kinetis SDK
    • Optimize system cost and power with a sub-set of GPIO pins and associated functions that can operate at a separate voltage supply for mixed-voltage applications
    • Align current consumption with application needs using multiple static and dynamic chip power configurations ranging from hundreds of nano-amps to a handful of micro-amps with fast wake up time and RAM retention


    • Implement secure applications easily with software drivers delivered in the Kinetis SDK with support for public key cryptography
    • Accelerate designs by leveraging hardware enablement options with nearly unlimited memory resources
    • Choose between various development systems to align to your end-application needs (TWR-K80F150M, FRDM-K82F, TWR-PoS-K81)

    OpenSDA: Open-Standard Serial And Debug Adapter

    • Bridges serial and debug communications between a USB host and an embedded target processor
    • Features a mass storage device bootloader that provides a quick and easy mechanism for loading OpenSDA enabled applications:
      • Flash programmers
      • Run-control debug interfaces
      • Serial-to-USB converters
      • SEGGER OpenSDA firmware (makes OpenSDA compatible to J-Link Lite)
    • FRDM-K82F hardware
    • Quick Reference Card
    • USB A to Micro B cable
    Schematics / Layout filesFRDM-K82F Schematics (.pdf)