mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal for ARM verstion 4.9.0 adds support for 35 new MCUs from NXP’s Kinetis K family (ARM® Cortex®-M4). clicker, clicker 2 and mikroProg also released. Hexiwear now compatible with mikroC.
Kinetis was our choice for Hexiwear for a reason. It’s a family with a well-rounded feature set: low power and high performance combined with great compatibility. Good choice for today’s connected applications. Kinetis is among the more prominent ARM® Cortex MCUs on the market (along with STM32 which we already support).
Our mantra when it comes to mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal for ARM: there’s no use for a fast chip if it slows you down as a developer. With our IDE, switching from one vendor to the next is seamless. No need to learn new conventions. It’s the same environment, same workflow, hundreds of working functions and examples.
With each relevant vendor we add, the cost-benefit value of a license grows exponentially. If you have a Hexiwear or some Freedom boards you can start developing now. Otherwise, look into these supplemental hardware tools.
clicker and clicker 2 for Kinetis
clicker 2 for Kinetis is powered by a MK64FN1M0VDC12 that runs at 120 MHz, has 1MB Flash, and 256 KB boot SRAM and a built in bootloader.
The single mikroBUS™ socket Kinetis clicker is powered by a smaller footprint MK22FN512VLH12 MCU, delivering 120 MHz of processing power, 512KB of Flash, 128 KB of RAM. It also has a bootloader inside.
There’s no better way to evaluate a chip than with a clicker. One or two mikroBUS™ sockets and a standing army of hundreds of click boards. Quickly build a functional prototype and experience the connectivity and compatibility of Kinetis first hand.
mikroProg for Kinetis
mikroProg for Kinetis is a hardware programmer/debugger in our trademark slick white casing. clicker and clicker 2 already have built-in bootloaders. If you want more control, the hardware debugger will be the best choice.
The celebrity of the line-up is, of course, Hexiwear. The widely publicized IoT dev kit is now compatible with mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal. Doubtless, a huge benefit for users already familiar with our development toolchain.
For more information on each of these boards, start from the Kinetis solution page. Existing license owners are advised to update their compilers immediately.