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Freescale’s sensors breakout boards

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Freescale’s sensors breakout boards from Juan Ignacio Cerrudo: MMA8541Q, FXOS8700CQ, MPL3115A2 and Logic Level Converter: The MMA8451Q is a  low-power, three-axis accelerometer with 14 bits of resolution. It communicates over I2C,  has built in tilt/orientation detection and also tap detection. More details at ssihla site.

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tinyK20: New board with micro-SD card

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Erich of MCU on Eclipse has posted an update on his open source tinyK20 project. We wrote about it previously: Changes from the earlier version (see “tinyK20 Open Source ARM Debug/Universal Board – First Prototypes“): 1.Replaced the K20 crystal with one having a smaller footprint. 2.Added Micro SD card socket on...

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TinyK20 open source ARM debug/universal board

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Erich has posted an update on his open source ARM debug/universal board project. We wrote about it previously: After the proof of concept phase (see “Proof of Concept: Open Source ARM SWD Debug and General Purpose Board“), the first prototypes are ready I had the first prototypes of the board we...

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Proof of concept: Open source ARM SWD debug and general purpose board

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Erich of MCUonEclipse writes: The Freescale FRDM boards are using a Kinetis K20 based circuit (see “OpenSDA on the Freedom KL25Z Board“): However, that firmware is not open: the K20 is secured and protected, so the firmware cannot be changed. Newer Freescale FRDM boards like FRDM-K22F2 and FRDM-K64F do have an...

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App note: Demodulating communication signals of Qi-compliant low-power wireless charger using MC56F8006 DSC

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Demodulating the Qi standard wireless power charger app note(PDF) using MC56F8006 digital signal controller from Freescale Semiconductor. Wireless power is becoming more and more popular today, through which a number of electronic items like mobiles, laptops, media players, can be charged without cords or wires. It is beginning to show...

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App note: Low-power wireless charger transmitter design using MC56F8006 digital signal controller

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

An app note(PDF) from Freescale Semiconductor on 5-16V, free positioning multiple primary coils "Qi" compatible wireless power transmitter. Wireless power transmission system transfers electrical power from transmitter to receiver without any wire connection. Due to safety, freedom, reliable, convenient and long life, wireless charging is popular, and widely used in...

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App note: Output current sensing for the MC07XS6517 and MC17XS6500 eXtreme switch devices

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

An app note(PDF) from Freescale Semiconductor This document describes the current sense performance of eXtreme switches, and describes the enhanced current sense mode dedicated for low current loads, such as light emitting diodes (LED). This application note also presents the accuracy for 7.0 mOhm and 17 mOhm channels, and the...

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App note:Coils used for wireless charging

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

An app note(PDF) from Freescale Semiconductor on wireless charging coil designs There are many battery-powered devices, which need to be periodically charged, such as mobile phones, tablets, and battery-powered hand tools. These tools are usually charged by a dedicated cord from a USB port or from a dedicated wall adapter....

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Freedom freescale KL25Z board

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Jan Henrik posted another Instructables, an introduction to the Freedom Freescale KL25Z board: Hello, today I want intoduct you to the Freescale Freedom Board with the KL25Z processor. It is a development board, builded and selled by Freescale. It features a ARM® Cortex™-M0+ , working on 48Mhz. Features: 48Mhz 128KB Flash...

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Freescale medical applications component user guide

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Freescale Semiconductors has posted their Medical Applications User Guide. This 116 page PDF outlines the MCU, RF, sensor and display technologies offered with specific emphasis on their implementation in developing medical applications. Included are block diagrams of medical devices and overviews of contemporary medical electronics technologies.

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Freescale debuts Kinetis L Series Freedom development platform

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Freescale has inroduced their Freedom development board. The FRDM-KL25Z platform is enabled by Kinetis L Series KL1 and KL2 MCUs families built on ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. The board includes the MKL25Z128VLK4 MCU running at 48 MHz with 128 KB flash, 16 KB SRAM, USB OTG (FS), capacitive touch “slider,” MMA8451Q...

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Posted in dev boards, News | 19 Comments »

Freescale RF engineering tools app V1.0

Friday, September 21st, 2012

If you need to do RF related computations on a regular basis, now there's an app for that! Freescale has released their FREE RF Engineering Tools App V1.0. "The RF Engineering Tools app is a compilation of calculators and converters that can assist the typical RF designer, university student, professor...

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Posted in documentation, RF, tools | 2 Comments »

Freescale ARM solutions guide

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Freescale has made available their ARM Solutions Guide. This 86 page PDF provides an in-depth view of the Kinetis, Vybrid and i.MX product lines as well coverage of the Tower development system, MQX software solutions, and third party development tools. Download your copy here.

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Freescale demo board for S08P family

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Freescale is offering their

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Freescale Tower Trivia contest

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

You may be familiar with the Tower modular development system by Freescale. The Tower system consists of a family of MCU, sensor, RF and related modules which assemble into a cube-like structure through the use of side bus support panels which carry power and signals between modules. Freescale is currently...

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Make It Challenge: Kinetis MCU

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Freescale has announced a Make It Challenge for users of the Kinetis MCU. Participants will compete by developing an innovative embedded application design using one of the Freescale Kinetis product families. 32-bit Kinetis MCUs represent the most scalable portfolio of ARM® Cortex™-M4 MCUs in the industry. Participants must complete a...

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Freescale’s MC13260 two-way radio chip

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Freescale's MC13260 System-on-chip two-way radio is one chip to watch for. Now in the "introduction pending" stage and highlighted in this video from the recent FTF 2011 conference, it promises to be a one chip analog/digital radio solution. Preliminary design specs show RF coverage from 60-960 MHz, comprehensive digital radio...

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Posted in Chips, RF, wireless | 7 Comments »

Freescale publishes open sample data sets for inertial and magnetic sensors

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

On working with the MMA7260Q accelerometer Mike Stanley from Freescale semiconductors writes:There’s nothing like looking at the raw data, running it through an algorithm and viewing the results to cement an understanding of the technology. Later, I gathered an appreciation for the need to be able to reproduce my results...

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Posted in measurement, sensors | 2 Comments »

Freescale Make It Challenge

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Freescale announced their 2011 Make It Challenge! The contest has two tracks: one for designs using the Tower System, and a second for designs with the Mechatronics Robot Platform. In order to enter the contest, you have to register for and attend the 2011 FTF Americas conference June 20-23, 2011...

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Chumby controls Freescale Mechatronics board over USB

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

In this video, Eric Gregori of EMGRobotics demonstrates how he controls the Freescale Mechatronics board with the Chumby over USB. Starting out with a stock Chumby from Best Buy, Eric steps through how to access the Easter egg hacker screen. Then after installing the Terra Term terminal program on your...

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