This page will assist you in learning about your KITFS84AUTEVM board.
The NXP analog product development boards provide an easy-to-use platform for evaluating NXP products. The boards support a range of analog, mixed-signal and power solutions. They incorporate monolithic integrated circuits and system-in-package devices that use proven high-volume technology. NXP products offer longer battery life, a smaller form factor, reduced component counts, lower cost and improved performance in powering state-of-the-art systems.
This page will guide you through the process of setting up and using the KITFS84AUTEVM evaluation board.
The KITFS84AUTEVM contents include:
In addition to the kit contents, the following hardware is necessary or beneficial when working with this kit.
This evaluation board requires a Windows PC workstation. Meeting these minimum specifications should produce great results when working with this evaluation board.
Installing software is necessary to work with this evaluation board. All listed software is available on the evaluation board's information page at http://www.nxp.com/KITFS84AUTEVM.
Refer to UM11502, KITFS84AUTEVM evaluation board for additional details on the featured components and board configuration.
The KITFS84AUTEVM provides flexibility to play with all the features of the device and make measurements on the main part of the application. The KL25Z MCU installed on the board, combined with the FlexGUI software, allows access to the registers in read and write mode. All regulators are accessible through connectors. Non-user signal, like DC/DC switcher node is mapped on test points. Digital signals (SPI, RSTB, etc.) are accessible through connectors. Pin WAKE1 has a switch to control them (ignition) them. A VBAT switch is available to power the device on or off.
This board can be operated in emulation mode or in OTP mode. In emulation mode, as long as the power is supplied, the board configuration stays valid. The OTP mode uses the fused configuration. The device can be fused three times. In OTP mode, the device always starts with the fused configuration, except if the user wants to overwrite OTP configuration using emulation mode. This board is able to fuse the OTP without any extra tools or board.
Overview of the KITFS84AUTEVM evaluation board
Table 1. Evaluation board component descriptions
|1||VBAT Jack connector|
VBAT three position switch
|3||VBAT Phoenix connector|
|4||LDO1/LDO2 power supply|
|5||VPRE power supply|
|6||BUCK1 power supply|
|7||USB connector (for FlexGUI control)|
Debug connectivity. Access to:
|11||OTP burning voltage switch|
|12||VBOOST and BUCK3 power supply|
|13||DEBUG voltage source either from USB (recommended) or from VSUP|
|14||FIN frequency selection|
Refer to UM11502, KITFS84AUTEVM evaluation board user manual for additional details on the featured components.
To configure the hardware and workstation, complete the following procedure:
Table 2. Jumper configuration
|J3||connect 1-2 (connect 5.0 V on DBG pin from the USB)|
Table 3. Switch configuration
|SW1||middle position (VBAT off)|
|SW3||open (OTP programming Off)|
Note: At this step, the product is in debug mode and all regulators are turned off. The user can then power up with OTP configuration or configure the mirror registers before power up. Power up is effective as soon as J3 jumper is removed.
Refer to UM11502, KITFS84AUTEVM evaluation board user manual for additional details on the hardware configuration.
This development kit uses FlexGUI software. FlexGUI software is based on Java JRE.
Preparing the Windows PC workstation consists of three steps.
On Windows 7 PCs, a virtual COM port installation is required. Install the Windows 7 FlexGUI driver using the following procedure.
Note: On Windows 10, it is not necessary to install virtual com port as Windows 10 uses a generic COM port driver.
The Virtual Com Port appears in the Device Manager window.
The FlexGUI software installation only requires extracting the zip file in a desired location.
Refer to UM11502, KITFS84AUTEVM evaluation board user manual for additional software details.
Start embedded application development.
The product summary page for FS8400 is available at https://www.nxp.com/products/FS8400.
The tool summary page for KITFS84AUTEVM board is at http://www.nxp.com/KITFS84AUTEVM.
The page provides overview information, technical and functional specifications, ordering information, documentation and software. The Get Started guide provides quick-reference information applicable to using the KITFS84AUTEVM board, including the downloadable assets.
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