This Freescale/NXP Freedom board is based on the K20DX128VLH5 which is a 50MHz device from the performance and integration K20 family with Cortex-M4 core and USB. This K20 device has 128k Flash and 16k SRAM and is in a 64 LQFP, whereby the 50MHz K20 is also available in 32, 48, 80, 81, 100, 121 or 144 pin housings. There is an 8MHz crystal on the board for clocking the part.

Full details and documentation for this board can be obtained from the NXP web site: FRDM-K20D50M [Note: This product îs no longer manufactured by NXP]

To configure the µTasker project for this board simply enable the define FRDM_K20D50M in the project's config.h file. The compiler needs to be set to build for Cortex M4 (and not Cortex M0+) and the linker script K_128_16.ld should be selected [K_128_16_BM.ld for downloadable version] {the linker script extension may vary for different compilers, whereby *.ld is valid for GCC}

FRDM-K20D50M Binaries

Here are some binary files that can be loaded to the board. These were built using the µTasker applications (serial loader and V1.4 application) and can be simply generated using the supported compilers/IDEs [these were built using GCC], built using different configuration options or modified to suit specific requirements or hardware derived from this board :

  • uTaskerSerialBoot_FRDM-K20D50M_KBOOT_HID_UART_MSD.bin KBOOT compatible USB-HID loader with composite USB-MSD loading, as well as KBOOT UART loading on UART 0 at 57'600 Baud [15.9k] allowing applications to be loaded at link address 0x8080 (using Freescale's KBOOT USB connection, or KBOOT UART at 57'600 Baud or USB-MSD when the board appears as upload hard disk). When operating, the blue LED blinks at 5Hz. To force the loader reset the board with the connector pin J19-4 held to GND. To disable the watchdog reset the board with the connector pin J19-2 held to GND. This can be loaded using the FRDM-K20D50M's USB-MSD (OpenSDA) boot loader. Note that the loader limits application sizes to 70k - it can be built without limits using the µTasker project.
  • uTaskerV1.4.8_BM_FRDM-K20D50M_8080.bin FRDM-K20D50M application with command-line menu on the virtual COM connection (115'200 Baud) with various menu items (as well as on UART0), including the ability to switch to USB-UART-0 bridge mode with end-to-end flow control. Output from the on-board accelerometer can be viewed in the I2C menu. Low power modes can be set in the application menu (when LLS has been entered, injecting a falling edge on the LLWU_P12 input [PTD0 - connector J19-1] will wake and return to the fully functional mode - more details of this operation can be found in Low-Leakage Wakeup (LLWU) Support). The USB device is a composite USB-CDC with three interfaces, whereby the first is connected to the command line shell (in the USB menu it is possible to command a bridging mode to UART0). The second performs full-time USB-UART bridging to UART1 (Tx = PTC4 [J19-16], Rx = PTC3 [J19-14]). The third performs full-time USB-UART bridging to UART2 (Tx = PTD3 [J2-10], Rx = PTD2 [J2-8]). Drivers that can be used for this device are available below. The processor runs at 48MHz. [39.1k].
    Linked to 0x8080, this binary image can be loaded with drag-and-drop onto the upload disk that appears when the serial loader is operating or using the KBOOT loader's USB or UART connections. When the application is running the green LED blinks at 2.5Hz.
  • uTaskerV1.4.8_FRDM-K20D50M.bin The same FRDM-K20D50M application as stand-alone software that can be loaded using the FRDM-K20D50M's USB-MSD (OpenSDA) boot loader [40.1k].

  • uTaskerFreescaleMultiVirtualCOM.inf USB CDC installation file for 32-bit windows (usable for 1..6 USB-CDC composite interfaces).
  • uTaskerFreescaleMultiVirtualCOM_64bit.inf USB CDC installation file for 64-bit windows (usable for 1..6 USB-CDC composite interfaces). See the following for a guide to installing unsigned drivers on Windows 8.1

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