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Fusion for KINETIS development board integrates first-ever embedded debugger/programmer over WiFi. Enjoy cable-free world!*CODEGRIP WiFi Licence is available as an add-on feature.
Unlimited possibilities for development, you can place the development board in almost any hardly accessible places such as hazardous environment, agricultural setting, and high-rise buildings while still retaining full debugging and programming access.
Replicating user’s hardware has always been a challenge, debugging over WiFi enables technical support to directly access user’s hardware.
Do more with less effort!
The on-board CODEGRIP USB-C debugger & programmer, currently supports for more than 200 KINETIS microcontrollers.
Lifetime free updates with new microcontrollers and vendors.
CODEGRIP Suite is a powerful software suite that offers complete control over the Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board. It is used to intelligently manage programming tasks, as well as various other options and settings of the development board.
USB-C debugger enables effortless programming/debugging through generic USB driver connection without the need for additional driver support.
Fluent design offers high-speed connector, low-profile integration of the MCU card with the development board, the socket has (female/male) connectors that eliminates wrong insertion. The MCU card has standardized dimensions that can support various number of pin varieties for specific hardware requirement. Such a modular approach allows flexibility in selecting the MCU type, regardless of the pin number or the specific hardware requirements.
The new MCU card standard allows to simultaneously use from low pin count to high pin count microcontrollers on one board.
The MCU Card standard follows the modularity concept.The MCU Card itself carries all the components required for the proper operation of a particular MCU. This makes MCU Cards interchangeable, bridging design differences between various MCUs architectures.
The Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board features new display connector. New connector has a female 2x20-pin support, which allows different screen sizes as well as technologies.
Display board connector can be attached with various screen technologies, currently available are the smart TFT capacitive screen boards which offer a wide selection of screen sizes and resolutions. Future, iterations will offer technologies such as OLED and e-Ink.
Check out how it looks with different screen sizes and resolutions, choose from; TFT board 3 with a 3.5“ display with the resolution of 320x240 pixels, TFT board 4 with a 4.3“ display with the resolution of 480x272 pixels, TFT board 5 with a 5“ display with the resolution of 800x480 pixels, TFT board 7 with a 7“ display with the resolution of 800x480 pixels.
Rapid prototyping allows the engineer to take the most efficient and effortless way, to envision the design ideas, capabilities and limitations through measurable means. This is the crucial eliminating factor for time to market pressure.
The Fusion for KINETIS v8 offers five improved mikroBUS™ sockets, where you can place any of the 600+ different Click boards™. Adding, the infinite amount of possibilities with the largest add-on board selection in the world.
With more than 600 Click boards™ available, they are the fastest-growing range of add-on boards in the world, which are standardized by pinout and size.
They enhance rapid development and accelerate time to market. These ready-to-use boards require no additional hardware configuration.
Engineered to deliver the best performances for the used components, they save developers of testing and troubleshooting often associated with the prototyping phase.
The ready-to-use Click boards™ are saving time and money by offering complete solutions of hardware and software, instead of developing them from scratch.
Choose one of hundreds of Click boards™ out of these categories: mixed signal, wireless connectivity, storage, interface, displays, human-machine interface, adapter, clock and timing, motor control, power management and audio & voice.
Fusion for KINETIS v8 offers state of the art power supply with constant power delivery and unprecedented flexibility. The power supply module is carefully designed to regulate, filter and distribute the power noise free.
In addition, it features convenient capacitive POWER and RESET buttons.
Power supply unit supports a wide range of power sources that can be used: External 12VDC, USB, and a Li-Po/Li-ION battery. It also supports UPS functionality.
When powered by the battery, it offers an ultimate degree of autonomy.
The power supply module supports programmable voltage output which can be used as a reference for various purposes, including A/D or D/A converters, comparators, and any other peripherals that require or can use an external reference voltage. The programmable voltage output can be controlled over the CODEGRIP Suite.
Fusion for KINETIS v8 is packed in the protective box along with the relevant documentation.This box is very resistant to all kinds of damage and shock.
The package contains:
$25.00 USD for up to 5 Kg, usually arrives in 2-4 business days.
$25.00 USD for up to 5 Kg, usually arrives in 7-12 business days.
Programming over the WiFi network is a unique feature in CODEGRIP allowing to program the MCU from a remote location. Combined with the ability to be powered from the target device, it allows programming and debugging to be performed completely wirelessly. However, this is an optional feature of CODEGRIP and requires a WiFi license.
After you buy WiFi license for CODEGRIP you will receive email with license registration code and instructions to activate this feature in your CODEGRIP. Single WiFi licence can be used only once, thus unique WiFi license is required per CODEGRIP.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client. It enables encryption of TCP data traffic, ensuring a high level of protection. CODEGRIP offers feature to encrypt communication using SSL, preventing any unauthorized access during the programming or debugging over WiFi.
After you buy SSL license for CODEGRIP you will receive email with license registration code and instructions to activate this feature in your CODEGRIP. Single SSL licence can be used only once, thus unique SSL license is required per CODEGRIP.
The complete board area is divided into several sections, arranged so that all the related components, switches, buttons, indicators, and connectors are logically positioned and grouped together.
The powerful CODEGRIP module, an ARM® Cortex®-M compatible programmer/ debugger, supports a wide range of diﬀerent ARM® Cortex®-M based MCUs, produced by several major chip vendors. It allows in-place programming and debugging of all supported microcontrollers, oﬀering many options, including the support for JTAG, SWD and SWO Trace (Single Wire Output), seamless integration with the Mikroe software environment, and some powerful and unique features such as the programming/debugging over WiFi; a feature that will revolutionize the way embedded applications are developed.
The CODEGRIP module uses the USB-C connector for a reliable and secure connection with the personal computer (host PC). It does not require any additional drivers because it utilizes an HID driver model, natively supported by the computer's operating system. The USB-C connector is also used to power the development board, simplifying the cable management. CODEGRIP module is supported by CODEGRIP Suite.
The power supply module provides a clean, regulated voltage for the development board. It can use a wide range of external power sources, including a battery, an external 12V power supply, and a power source over the USB Type-C connector.
It supports the power OR-ing function for uninterrupted operation.
The development board is equipped with two touch-sensitive buttons labeled as POWER and RESET. These buttons are used to power up the board and reset the MCU. The advanced design of the power supply module allows several types of power sources to be used, oﬀering unprecedented ﬂexibility: when powered by a Li-Po/Li-Ion battery, it oﬀers an ultimate degree of autonomy.
Five improved mikroBUS™ sockets, allowing interfacing with a vast amount of electronic circuits and reference designs, standardized under the Click board trademark.
A new design of the mikroBUS™ socket allows even easier interfacing with the Click board™ line of products: it has a sturdier design which helps aligning the Click board™ correctly.
The Power button is a touch sensitive button used to power up the development board. Its sleek design and flawless responsiveness add up to the whole experience. The touch sensitive button is resistant to wear over time and it does not exhibit any bouncing effect, unlike the mechanical switches.
As soon as a valid power source is connected, the development board will enter the Stand-By mode. When the capacitive POWER button is pressed, the PSU module will start distributing the power to the rest of the development board. Below the POWER capacitive button, there is a RESET capacitive button which is not entirely power-related, but it has a similar function: it is routed to the MCU reset pin. Pressing this button will trigger a reset of the host MCU.
Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board features a standardized 2x20-pin display connector. This connector consists of the 8080 parallel interface, oﬀering support for displays with up to 8 bits per color (up to 24-bit mode, 16 million colors). Besides the 8080 interface, this connector also contains pins related to touch panel controller, interfaced over dedicated I2C bus lines. The power supply rails are also routed to this connector.
Fusion for KINETIS v8 supports 1x16 characters LCD module, connected in 4-bit mode. It oﬀers a dedicated 1x16-pin header that can host a compatible 2x16 characters LCD. Each pin of the connector is labeled on the development board and should be connected with the respective pin of the LCD.
Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board oﬀers the UART connectivity over the USB-C connector by utilizing the FT230XQ, a popular USB-UART bridge IC, produced by FTDI Chip. This IC contains the complete USB stack necessary for the interface bridging between the UART peripheral of the MCU and the USB interface of the PC. FT230XQ drivers are available for download from the Fusion for KINETIS v8 product web page, as well as from the oﬃcial FTDI drivers download web page. To enable data exchange via the USB-UART connector, the MCU UART peripheral lines must be connected to the corresponding pins of the FT230XQ IC. This can be done using the four-pole DIP switch, labeled as USB/UART.
USB is a very popular industry standard that deﬁnes cables, connectors, and protocols used for communication and power supply between devices. USB-C (USB Type-C connector) is the latest version of the USB connector, developed by the USB Implementation Forum (USB-IF).
The I/O (Input/Output) section occupies the lower part of the development board and contains available MCU pins routed to 2x5-pin headers for easy access. Some of them are equipped with conﬁgurable pull-up or pull-down resistors and buttons for applying logic states to MCU pins, while all of them are equipped with LED indicators. Pins are divided into groups following the grouping concept used on the MCU itself. This section is where the most interaction with the MCU takes place. MCU cards have their ports routed as either 8-bit, 16-bit or 32-bit ports.
Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board is supported by a powerful CODEGRIP Suite, oﬀering complete control over the Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board. It is used to intelligently manage programming and debugging tasks, and to conﬁgure various other options and settings, providing visual feedback through its clean and comprehensive Graphical User Interface (GUI). To better understand how to operate and conﬁgure Fusion for KINETIS v8 development board and its integrated CODEGRIP module, a separate manual is provided on this link.
|Applications||Rapid Prototyping, Firmware Development, Proof of Concept, etc.|
|Displays||2x20-pin display connector, 1x16 LCD connector|
|Programming||On-board CODEGRIP programmer/debugger, JTAG connector for connecting an external programmer/debugger|
|Expandability||5 MikroBUS™ Sockets, 20 2x5-Pin headers|
|Connectivity||USB, USB-UART, ETHERNET, CAN (on the MCU CARD if available)|