Freescale’s Kinetis L series 32-bit Microcontrollers (MCU) are built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core, combining exceptional energy efficiency and ease-of-use with the performance, peripheral sets, enablement and scalability of the Kinetis 32-bit MCU portfolio, while leveraging the inherent low-power and high-performance features of the ARM Cortex architecture. Manufactured using Freescale’s low-leakage, 90 nm thin film storage (TFS) process technology, L series frees power-critical designs from 8- and 16-bit MCU limitations by combining excellent dynamic and stop currents with superior processing performance. A broad selection of on-chip flash memory densities and extensive analog, connectivity and HMI peripheral options enable increased energy efficiency and intelligence for a range of applications, including battery-operated devices, medical systems, smart meters and motor control systems.
The Kinetis L series MCUs offer a comprehensive enablement package standard for Kinetis devices, consisting of the Freescale CodeWarrior IDE, MQX Lite RTOS and associated middleware, as well as support from the extensive ARM ecosystem. The Freescale Freedom development platform FRDM-KL25Z is a small, low-power, cost-efficient evaluation and development system for quick application prototyping and demonstration based on the Kinetis L series.