I'm looking to layout my own PCB and program an mkl46z256vll4 on it. I've been working with the FRDM development board for the micro and I have my code written in KDS 3.0. I've been using the openOCD to debug/flash the micro. Now I'm looking to layout a basic breakout board with just the micro, a crystal, decoupling caps, and a couple LEDs that I could flash to confirm that I can properly program the micro. After reading the OpenSDA User's Guide linked to from the kl46z page it looks like I would need an OpenSDA MCU to act as an arbitrator between my PC and the kl46z's SWD. I was hoping to program the kl46z directly.
Do I need to purchase a separate programmer to do this?
Any advice you could give or additional explanation would be appreciated.
Have a look here if you don't want to buy an external programmer:
You will need to connect the SWD pins + VCC + GND from your MCU to the FRDM/programmer.
In case you want to buy an external programmer here are some options:
P&E U-Multilink: Universal Multilink Development Interface|NXP
U-Multilink FX: Universal Multilink FX High-Speed Development|NXP
Segger J-link: SEGGER - The Embedded Experts
Hope it helps!
Technical Support Engineer