Kinetis E Series Freedom Development Platform

Manufactured By:NXP
Kinetis E Series Freedom Development Platform Kinetis E Series Freedom Development Platform
Kinetis E Series Freedom Development Platform
Kinetis E Series Freedom Development Platform
Part Number:FRDM-KE02Z

The NXP Freedom Development Platform is an evaluation and development tool ideal for rapid prototyping of microcontroller-based applications. The hardware design is form-factor compatible with popular third-party hardware designed to work with Arduino™ and Arduino-compatible boards.

The NXP KE02Z Freedom Board (FRDM-KE02Z) is a simple, yet sophisticated design featuring the Kinetis E Series microcontroller MKE02Z64VQH2, built on the ARM® Cortex®-M0 core. The Kinetis E series is the most scalable portfolio of low-power, high-robustness, mixed signal 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 MCUs running up to 20 MHz in the industry. It supports power supply voltage range from 2.7–5.5 V, ambient operating temperature range from –40 °C to 105 °C and includes up to 64 KB flash memory.

The FRDM-KE02Z includes the NXP open standard embedded serial and debug adapter known as OpenSDA. This circuit offers several options to the users for serial communications, flash programming, and run-control debugging. Some of the software development tool options available to the user are CodeWarrior for Microcontrollers, IAR Embedded Workbench, Keil MDK featuring the uVision IDE, Atollic TrueSTUDIO, Rowley Crossworks, and others.

Key Applications: Appliances, DC fans, Metering/PLc, Offline UPS, Analog Power, DC/DC


  • Kinetis E Series KE02 family MCU in an 64 QFP package
    • 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core, Up to 20 MHz operation
    • 64 KB flash and 256B D-flash as EEPROM; 4 KB SRAM
    • System integration
      • Power management and mode controllers
      • Bit manipulation engine (BME) for read-modify-write peripheral operations
    • Analog peripherals
      • 12-bit SAR ADC
      • Two analog comparators
    • Timers
      • One 6-channel FlexTimer/PWM (FTM)
      • Two 2-channel FlexTimer/PWM (FTM)
    • Communication peripherals
      • Two 8-bit Serial Peripheral Interfaces (SPI)
      • one I2C modules
      • Three UART modules
  • Onboard Serial and Debug Adapter (OpenSDA)
    • Mass storage device flash programming interface (default)
    • No tool installation required to evaluate demo apps
    • P&E Debug interface provides run-control debugging and compatibility with IDE tools
    • CMSIS-DAP interface: new ARM standard for embedded debug interface
  • USB or external power supply options
  • I/O headers for easy access to MCU I/O pins
  • NXP inertial sensor MMA8451Q
  • Thermistor sensor to measuring temperature
  • Capacitive touch slider
  • Reset pushbutton
  • Infrared communication
  • Form factor compatible with Arduino™ R3 pin layout
  • Motor control function interface for simple BLDC motor control

Ships With

  • FRDM-KE02Z Development Board
  • Quick Reference Card

* Additional hardware required: USB A-to-MiniB cable (not included)

Required Tools

Accessory Tools




What is the speed of the MCU in this board?

This board has the MKE02Z64VQH2 MCU which can support up to 20 MHz speed.

How many channels is the timer?

This board includes two 2 channel timer, but also includes a 6-channel FlexTimer that you can use to generate periodical interrupts of different frequencies.

Is OpenSDA the only debug interface?

Apart from OpenSDA you can us a the CMSIS-DAP interface: ARM standard for embedded debug interface.

How many communication peripherials are present?

Two 8-bit Serial Peripheral Interfaces (SPI), one I2C modules and three UART modules.

What are the memory capabilities?

Board includes 64 KB flash and 256B D-flash as EEPROM with 4 KB SRAM.
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