Kinetis® KW21Z-2.4 GHz 802.15.4 Wireless Radio Microcontroller (MCU) based on Arm® Cortex®-M0+ Core

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Kinetis® W Series KW21Z MCUs Block Diagram

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Features

802.15.4 Radio

  • IEEE® Std. 802.15.4-2011 Standard Compliant
  • Typical Receiver Sensitivity (802.15.4) = -100 dBm
  • Programmable Transmitter Output Power up to +3.5 dBm

Core and Memories

  • Up to 48 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core
  • Up to 512 KB Flash memory
  • Up to 128 KB SRAM
  • Excellent coexistence performance
  • Integrated balun to reduce system cost and PCB board area

Low Power Consumption and Operating Voltage Ranges

  • Nine low-power modes to provide power optimization based on application requirements
  • Typical Rx/Tx Current (DC/DC Enabled): 6.8/6.1 mA
  • Bypass Voltage: 1.71V to 3.6V
  • DCDC Converter Buck Configuration: 2.1V to 4.2V
  • DCDC Converter Boost Configuration: 0.9V to 1.795V

Analog modules

  • 16-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
  • 12-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
  • 6-bit High Speed Analog Comparator (CMP)

Security

  • AES-128 Accelerator (AESA), True Random Number Generator (TRNG)

Supported Software

  • Thread
  • Zigbee 3.0
  • Kinetis® Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • FreeRTOS kernel and a bare-metal non-preemptive task scheduler
  • Support for MCUXpresso and IAR

Comparison Table

Kinetis KW41Z Family Solutions

Part Number Wireless Connectivity Protocol Memory Package Size Hardware Development Tool
MKW41Z512VHT4 Bluetooth Low Energy and IEEE® 802.15.4 512 KB Flash,
128 KB RAM
7 mm x 7 mm x 1 mm
48-pin Laminate QFN
FRDM-KW41Z
USB-KW41Z
MKW41Z256VHT4 256 KB Flash,
64 KB SRAM
MKW41Z512CAT4R 512 KB Flash,
128 KB RAM
3.9 mm x 3.8 mm
75-pin WLCSP
MKW31Z512VHT4 Bluetooth Low Energy 512 KB Flash,
128 KB RAM
7 mm x 7 mm x 1 mm
48-pin Laminate QFN
MKW31Z256VHT4 256 KB Flash,
64 KB SRAM
MKW31Z512CAT4R 512 KB Flash,
128 KB RAM
3.9 mm x 3.8 mm
75-pin WLCSP
MKW21Z512VHT4 IEEE® 802.15.4 512 KB Flash,
128 KB RAM
7 mm x 7 mm x 1 mm
48-pin Laminate QFN
MKW21Z256VHT4 256 KB Flash,
64 KB SRAM

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