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Kinetis Parametric Search missing full UART capability

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mjbcswitzerland
Specialist V

Hi Freescale

I gave a company advice about choosing a processor for a new project. One of the main criteria was that it should have at least 5 UARTs.

So I told them to check out the K-family and choose the type that best suited.

To my surprise I later heard that they abandonned this path since no Kinetis devices had more than 4 UARTs, which is of course incorrect because there are a number with 5 or 6 UARTs.

For their research they used the Kinetis parametric search:

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/parametricSelector.sp?&c=c201_c173&cof=0&am=0&sd=p727~N

And indeed this only allows up to 4 UARTs to be selected as parameter and so they obviously gave up looking further.

This is a bit of a shame because Freescale makes chips that would have been perfect for the job but trip up prospective customers at the start gate since they can't (simply) get the information that they need to make initial decisions as to whether they should look more deeply or not.

I would at least add extra UARts to the search.

Regards

Mark

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Kan_Li
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi Mark,

Actually I can search more than 4 UARTs with the link you provided, please kindly refer to the following for more details.1.png

is the above info that your customer looked for?


Have a great day,
Kan

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Kan_Li
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi Mark,

Actually I can search more than 4 UARTs with the link you provided, please kindly refer to the following for more details.1.png

is the above info that your customer looked for?


Have a great day,
Kan

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mjbcswitzerland
Specialist V

Hi Kan

Thanks - now it works. But yesterday it didn't - it was only showing 1,2,3,4 UARTs and also no family gave an indication of the max. available; many just showed a '.'.

Therefore there was either a problem recently or else someone has in fact done a good job to update the info within the last day!

regards

Mark

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maugloria
Community Manager

Hi Mark,

Thanks for letting us know about this issue.

If you face another issue related to the "Product Selector" (was "Parametric Search"), please let me know posting a message on this group:

https://community.freescale.com/groups/parametricfeedback

The goal of this group is to inform the new features, know issues and to hear all your feedback related to the tool. Also we are open to receive any information related to parameters needed for a better selection (e.g: Implement "EEPROM" on this product family).

Thanks!

Mauricio.