7 years, 4 months ago.

Development environments

Yesterday, I followed an ad from Element14 and was immediately interested in the Freescale FRDM prototyping boards. I ordered an MK20DX128VLH5 (Cortex-M4), but now I'm finding a lack of tools for the MK series. Everything (free, anyway!) seems to be specific to the KL or even KL25.

Have I overreached by buying the top of the line board? Or can someone point me to an available IDE?

Thanks!

Dave

2 Answers

7 years, 4 months ago.

Hi Dave,

If all else fails, there is always Freescale's CodeWarrior which is available as a free version with code size limited to under 128k.

When I finish getting the LPC1788 working with mbed, I want to get the k20 freedom board working too.

If you're interested in this, you could look at adding support for the k20 FRDM to the mbed SDK

https://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-SDK-porting

HTH

Jez

Accepted Answer

Thanks, Jez! Porting to mbed SDK is over my head for now, I'm afraid. I'll look again at CodeWarrior; I didn't catch that there is a free version.

posted by David Bell 09 May 2013

How's your work on the K20 board going?

posted by Ned Konz 30 Jul 2013
David Bell
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7 years, 4 months ago.

Jez, I've looked at the CodeWarrior pages, and so far have not found what you suggested. I see the "Special Edition" description, for a free, size-limited version, but nowhere to choose that option; possibly it will be offered in the licensing registration. More problematic, I don't see any reference to support for the K20 MCus.

There are a lot of CodeWarrior options, and I'm probably just missing the right tree in the forest. Do you have a specific link or product ID you could point me to?

Thanks!

Hi David,

Try http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=CW-SUITE-SPECIAL&fpsp=1&tab=Design_Tools_Tab...it's got options for which version of the special edition you download.

Sorry it took a while to post...

HTH

Jez

posted by Jez Cawley 14 May 2013