Installing Software for the FRDM-KL25Z
2.1 Jump Start Your Design with the Kinetis SDK
The Kinetis Software Development Kit (SDK) is complimentary and includes full source code
under a permissive open-source license for all hardware abstraction and peripheral driver
Click below to download the SDK Release appropriate for your computer's
2.2 Install Your Toolchain
NXP offers a complimentary toolchain called MCUXpresso IDE.
Want to use a different toolchain?
If you prefer using a different toolchain, the Kinetis SDK includes support for other tools such as
2.3 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. It should
install automatically when you plug the board into your PC.
If the driver does not automatically install, click
here to download the
With the serial port driver installed, run your favorite terminal application to view the
serial output from the MCU's UART. Configure the terminal to 115200 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: