As I’ve said before, I’m an applications engineer with Freescale. It’s a really cool job, but one of its downsides is that I seldom get to publish about the stuff I’m working on in my blog, until it has been released, it’s available to the public, etc.
Well, today is one of those days, the Kinetis L Series MCUs have been released together with a fun video you should watch:
Note: I’m not in the video, marketers get all the fun ¬¬
Anyways, it’s a really cool new family of low-power MCUs with a whole lot of features targeted at consumer applications, particularly in the “internet of things” space, tiny devices powered by batteries and with a bunch of connectivity and analog sensing capabilities. I won’t go into detail af all the features because that’s what the Freescale web page is for, there’s a lot of info already available and more to come. Erich Styger’s blog, MCU on Eclipse already has a bunch of tutorials on using CodeWarrior 10.3 and Processor Expert (the graphical code configuration tool) to create code for the Kinetis L series. There are also several tutorial videos on the Freescale YouTube to get you started with CodeWarrior, Processor Expert and with the new Freedom development platform, a whole new easy-to-use development system in a tiny and cost-effective format.
Besides all this excitement, another new tool has been launched by Freescale recently. Although I was not involved in the launch of that project, I am actively participating in it right now. It is the Freescale Community a new user community where both Freescale engineers and customers can go and ask questions, talk about technology, share knowledge etc. (and, though I’m not 100% what they’re for, you get points, and getting points is always exciting).
So there you go, a lot of new stuff to browse around, have fun, leave me some comments and expect some more posts very soon.