Getting Started with the FRDM-XS2410EVB

This page will help guide you through the process of learning about your FRDM-XS2410EVB board.

Get to Know the Hardware

2.1 Board Features

  • VBAT power supply connectors 0 V to 60 V (Jack and Phoenix)
  • Four high-side outputs 100 mΩ up to 2.5 A per channel at room temperature
  • 5.0 V supply regulator for VDD pin
  • Manual switches for direct input control in safe mode
  • Limp button to force safe mode externally
  • LEDs to witness output state, VDD supply or warning and fault in FAULTB IRQ pin
  • Four headers to connect on compatible hardware (FRDM-KL25Z, S32K144 or Arduino R3)
  • Jumpers to enable LEDs, freewheeling diodes when driving inductive load, VDD connection or MCU supply

2.2 Board Description

The main purpose of this kit is to program the board and evaluate all the different features of the MC33XS2410 along with a power supply and real loads.

The FRDM-XS2410EVB provides flexibility to interact with all the features of the device and perform measurements on the main part of the application. With compatible pinouts, the FRDM-XS2410EVB can be interfaced to either FRDM-KL25Z MCU or S32K144EVB Freedom boards.

With the FlexGUI software loaded, the evaluation board allows access to the registers in read and write mode, device configuration and monitoring key diagnostics parameters. Power outputs are accessible through connectors, and some of the signal can also be probed using test points. Some LEDs witness the state of the outputs, such as VDD supply or warning/IRQ faults on FAULTB pin.

2.3 Board Components

Overview of the FRDM-XS2410EVB evaluation board


Table 1. Evaluation board component descriptions

Output name Description Output
J3 VBAT Power (and GND) connector -
J4 Output 1, Output 2, Output 3, Output 4 (and AGND) connector -
J5 VBAT Power (and AGND) DC Jack -
J8 1x8 Freedom board header -
J9 1x8 Freedom board header -
J10 1x10 Freedom board header -
J11 Output freewheeling path jumper open
J12 5.0 V VDD to MCU jumper open
J13 5.0 V VDD to Q100 jumper open
J14 Output LED jumper short
JP1 1x6 Freedom board header -
SW1 Push button for LHM (safe mode) -
SW2 Four ON/OFF switches for direct input 1, input 2, input 3, and input 4 Off

Configure the Hardware

To configure the hardware, complete the following procedure:

  1. Connect the FRDM-XS2410EVB to MCU (FRDM-KL25Z or S32K144EVB).
  2. Set the DC power supply to either J3 or J5.
  3. Connect the Windows PC USB port to the selected MCU using the provided USB cable.
  4. Set the DC power supply between 3.0 V and 60 V and turn it ON.
  5. Connect loads to J4 connector.
  6. Loads can be turned ON using SW2 DIP switches pressing SW1.
FRDM-XS2410-EVB-KL25Z Setup

This board can be used either with FlexGUI software for evaluation or with software drivers for development.

Install Software

4.1 Prepare Graphical User Interface Operating Environment

All installation details and software flashing on MCU are described UM11301, the dedicated FlexGUI user manual for FRDM-XS2410EVB.

4.2 Start the FlexGUI Application

After the FlexGUI application is started with flexgui-app-des-q100, the FlexGUI launcher displays the supported MCU and communication protocols. After the boards are selected, the GUI starts.

4.3 FlexGUI Workspace and Features

At first launch, the FlexGUI starts in user mode.

The bottom left area of the GUI shows three tabs:

  • Q100: The user can decide to switch to Watchdog Off mode using the Switch mode drop-down list followed by clicking Apply. The SPI frequency may also be changed.
  • Pins: The Pins tab allows direct control of the various device inputs (IN and LHM) and reading the device output (FAULT_B).
  • CHx status: The CHx tab allows reading or polling the different warnings and faults from the four channels.

Start embedded application development.

Design Resources

Board Information

Additional References

In addition to our XS2410: Quad 100 mΩ / dual 50 mΩ, 3.0 V to 60 V high-side switch page, you may also want to visit:

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