Installing software for the FRDM-K64F
2.1 Jump-Start Your Design with the MCUXpresso SDK!
The MCUXpresso SDK is complimentary and includes full source code under a permissive open source
license for all hardware abstraction and peripheral driver software.
Click below to download a preconfigured SDK release for the FRDM-K64F.
You can also use the online SDK Builder to create
a custom SDK package for the FRDM-K64F using the SDK builder.
2.2 Install Your Toolchain
NXP offers a complimentary toolchain called MCUXpresso IDE.
Want to use a different toolchain?
No problem! The MCUXpresso SDK includes support for other tools such as IAR,
Keil, and command-line GCC.
2.3 MCUXpresso Config Tools
The MCUXpresso Config Tool is an integrated suite of configuration tools that guides users in
creating new MCUXpresso SDK projects, and also provides pin and clock tools to generate
initialization C code for custom board support.
2.4 PC Configuration
Many of the example applications output data over the MCU UART so you'll want to make sure that the
driver for the board's virtual COM port is installed. Before you run the driver installer,
you MUST have the board plugged into your PC.
With the serial port driver installed, run your favorite terminal application to view the
serial output from the MCUs UART. Configure the terminal to 115,200 baud rate, 8 data bits,
no parity, and 1 stop bit. To determine the port number of the FRDM-K64F's virtual COM port,
open the device manager and look under the "Ports" group.
Not sure how to use a terminal application? Try one of these tutorials: