Plug It In
1.1 Select a board
Take FRDM-K64F as an example for demo.
1.2 Plug it in
Connect the board to the PC via the USB cable between the OpenSDA USB port on the board and the USB connector on the PC.
Kinetis MCU boards are supplied with OpenSDA firmware pre-loaded. For software development on the MCU board, make sure the latest OpenSDA driver is on the Freedom
development board. This allows debugging, flash programming and serial communication over a USB cable. Find the latest OpenSDA firmware for the boards here:
For the example, FRDM-K64F, go to this website and choose board FRDM-K64F to get the latest OpenSDA firmware.
1.4 PC Configuration
The output data from the provided example applications are provided over the MCU UART. This requires that the driver for the board’s virtual COM port is installed. The board MUST be
plugged into the PC before the driver installer is run.
The links for the latest OpenSDA Windows serial port drivers are provided on the same web:
For the example, FRDM-K64F, go to this website and choose board FRDM-K64F. In the coming webpage, click on Arm CMSIS-DAP serial drivers to download Windows Serial
Once the Windows Serial Port Drivers are installed on the PC, determine the port number of the FRDM board’s virtual COM port by opening the device manager and looking under the "Ports"
Note: All the Serial Port Drivers are included and installed automatically when installing MCUXpresso IDE. Skip this step and jump to section 2 if
MCUXpresso IDE is planned to install.
The demonstration board is now ready to communicate with the PC.