Fast track automotive development with Freescale Kinetis

December 03, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Kinetis EA Series Microcontrollers from Freescale Semiconductor. These microcontrollers are suited to fit low-power and performance needs of the industrial and automotive market. Target automotive applications include seat, mirror, wiper, sunroof and fuel/water pump systems, body control, park assist, TPMS, battery management and CAN/LIN nodes as well as engine controls for two-wheel powertrain systems. Industrial applications include ambient lighting, DC/BLDC industrial motor control, BCM/HVAC, and generic sensor nodes.

The Kinetis EA Series MCUs are based on a 48MHz ARM Cortex M0+ core with a single‑cycle 32x32‑bit multiplier, and is automotive AEC‑Q100 grade 1 qualified. Up to 128KBytes of Flash, 16KBytes of SRAM, and 256Bytes of EEPROM are available. All devices within the Kinetis EA series offer pin-to-pin scalability across the entire Kinetis EA series for increased hardware and software reuse. Kinetis EA series MCUs are designed with ESD/EMC in mind for strong noise immunity and low radiated emissions.

The Freescale Kinetis EA Microcontrollers are 32-bit microcontrollers designed for harsh environments. They can operate over an extended temperature range from ‑40°C to +125°C. The series is capable of driving high-current motors and components with a voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V, and provides advanced automotive communication through a rich peripheral set including CAN 2.0b, LIN, SPI, and I2C connectivity.

Other features include a 12‑bit ADC with a 2.5µsec conversion time, a 6‑bit DAC, two analog comparators, over ten timers, and an internal clock. A human-machine interface (HMI) supports up to two 32‑bit keyboard interface (KBI) modules. Packaging includes a 16-pin TSSOP, a 24-pin QFN, a 32- and 64-pin LQFP, and an 80-pin QFP.

Development tool support includes the IAR Systems Embedded Workbench, KEIL Tools, the StarterTRAK TRK‑KEA8 Starter Kit for low end automotive applications, the StarterTRAK TRK‑KEA64 with 256Bytes of EEPROM, and the StarterTRAK TRK‑KEA128 for CAN applications, all available for same-day shipping from Mouser Electronics.

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