Rapid Development Platform Allows Transition To 32-bit MCUs


element14 today launched NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F ideal for developing low cost, low power applications. The platform allows developers to quickly replace 8- and 16-bit devices with 32-bit performance particularly in Building Control, Factory Automation, Industrial Drivers, IoT data concentrators and Medical monitoring.

Supporting Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, the platform has a hardware design which is Arduino form-factor compatible. It features Ethernet, crystal-less USB and OpenSDA to simplify code development.

Audio features of the new platform include audio codec, digital MEMS microphone, auxiliary audio input jack, headset/analog microphone jack and two inputs for additional analog microphones.


For rapid prototyping, many peripherals are included such as 6-axis digital accelerometer and magnetometer to create full eCompass capabilities, high-speed USB interface with Micro-B USB connector, a microSD card slot and an Ethernet port and headers for use with Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz radio add-on modules.

Serial communication, flash programming, and run-control debugging are available with OpenSDA v2.1, NXP’s open source hardware embedded serial and debug adapter.

The new platform FRDM-K66F is available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 and North America, and element14 in Asia.

Click here to view full Press release.

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