Let's take your FRDM-K64F for a test drive! You have the choice of watching the sequence in a short video or following the detailed actions list below.
Your FRDM-K64F comes loaded with a "bubble level" demo that leverages the onboard accelerometer. When the board is flat, the RGB LED is turned off and when the board is tilted, the red or blue LEDs gradually illuminate based on the degree of tilt on the X- and Y-axis.
The MCUXpresso SDK is complimentary and includes full source code under a permissive open source license for all hardware abstraction and peripheral driver software.
Click below to download a preconfigured SDK release for the FRDM-K64F.
You can also use the online SDK Builder to create a custom SDK package for the FRDM-K64F using the SDK builder.
NXP offers a complimentary toolchain called MCUXpresso IDE.
Want to use a different toolchain?
No problem! The MCUXpresso SDK includes support for other tools such as IAR, Keil and command-line GCC.
The MCUXpresso Config Tool is an integrated suite of configuration tools that guides users in creating new MCUXpresso SDK projects, and also provides pin and clock tools to generate initialization C code for custom board support.
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. Before you run the driver installer, you MUST have the board plugged into your PC.
With the serial port driver installed, run your favorite terminal application to view the serial output from the MCUs UART. Configure the terminal to 115,200 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:
The MCUXpresso SDK comes with a long list of example applications code. To see what's available, browse to the SDK boards folder of your SDK installation and select your board, the FRDM-K64F (<SDK_Install_Directory>/boards/frdmk64f).
To learn more about specific example code, open the readme.txt file in an example’s directory.
If one or more of the demo applications or driver examples sounds interesting, you're probably wanting to know how you can build and debug yourself. The Getting Started with MCUXpresso SDK guide provides easy, step-by-step instructions on how to configure, build and debug demos for all toolchains supported by the SDK.
Use the guide below to learn how to open, build and debug an example application using the MCUXpresso IDE.
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