It’s not Christmas yet, but: For a research project I’m currently evaluating a new microcontroller where I need a bit more leg room. Right on time I saw that there is a new board available which caught my interest: The Freescale FRDM-K82F :-). Without thinking too much about it, I have ordered that board from Mouser Thursday last week and I had it in my hand today 🙂 Time to put up a quick post about it:
The board is prices around $50, so more than the $15 I’m used for the FRDM-KL25Z. Well, I’m getting some more for the money too:
- 150 MHz ARM Cortex-M4F
- 256 KByte SRAM
- 2x 32MBit (4 MByte) QSPI memory
- The ‘usual’ push buttons, RGB LED, accelerometer/magnetometer, …
I expected the usual FRDM box, but that board comes in a new (in my view better) box, suitable to put it into a shelf of board.
The package has the usual Quick Reference with a ‘getting started’:
The board is in a normel anti-static bag (I always tell students to be aware of ESD!). Behind some cardboard, there is a micro USB cable for the board (finally there is such a cable included! I missed that USB cable in the previous FRDM board packages):
The board has lots of features and most of the header mounted. On the right there are two rows of FLEXIO headers (for a camera? Hmm, thinking now using that board for my Quadrocopter?). On the left side of the CPU there are two QSPI Memory devices (2x32MBit).
Beside of the Arduino headers, I see capacitive touch pads, header for serial bluetooth module, header for nRF24L01+ transceiver :-).
A factory-installed RGB LED demo is running on the board:
That’s it. Now I have the board, and I only need to find more time to actually using it ;-). I will try to find some cycles to explore it more. And I’m willing to borrow the board until then to anyone who is able to show up in my office :-).
Happy Boarding 🙂