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A new version of the Kinetis Expert Configuration Tools has been released and is available both online (Welcome to Kinetis Expert | Kinetis Expert ) or for download as desktop tool (Software Development Kit for Kinetis MCUs|NXP ).   The set of the tools has a new member: the Clocks Tool: Simple UI for clock parameter viewing and modification Graphical view for easy navigation and visualization of settings and frequencies Generate configuration code using KSDK v2 Inspect and modify clock configuration from clock input source up to the core/peripherals Validate clock settings and calculate the resulting output clock frequencies Determines suitable clock settings for given output requirements Integrated with the Pins Tool   Main features of Pins Tool and Clocks Tool: Available as Web and Desktop application Kinetis SDK v2 support Multicore support Localized for English and Simplified Chinese Mostly Connected: On-Demand device data download Integrates with any compiler and IDE Generation of documented C code which is C++ aware   What's New Added Clocks Tool Added Support for boards, kits and templates Added Labels and Identifier support Added Log and Problems View Export downloaded data to copy or share device information data Bug fixes and improved documentation The release notes of the desktop application are attached to this article.   Clocks Tool The new member of the suite of configuration tools is the Clocks Tool.  Use the Tools menu to select and switch between the tools:   The Clocks Tool provides graphical views for configuration and navigation in the clocks of the hardware:   Templates, Kits, Boards and Processors When creating a new configuration, it offers Templates, Kits, Boards and Processors. Custom configurations can be stored as templates and then used for new configurations.   Board Specific Functions With the provided board and kit configurations, there are now pre-configured initialization functions for major blocks on the board:   Labels and Identifiers In the Pins Tool there are two new columns: Label and Identifier: The Label is a user name/string to identify or describe the pin. The Identifier is a user C/C++ identifier which is added to the generated source code to be used by the application.   Export Data To simplify downloading the device specific data for the desktop tool, the 'Export' function can be used to download and export the data. The data can be copied that way to another machine or all data for a set of devices can be loaded.     The device support for the clocks tool is staged, so initially not all SDK V2 devices are included. As of Oct 14, the the following Kinetis SDK V2 R1 devices are supported by the Clocks Tool: MK21FN1M0AVLQ12 MK21FN1M0AVMC12 MK21FN1M0AVMD12 MK21FN1M0VLQ12 MK21FN1M0VMC12 MK21FN1M0VMD12 MK21FX512AVLQ12 MK21FX512AVMC12 MK21FX512AVMD12 MK21FX512VLQ12 MK21FX512VMC12 MK21FX512VMD12 MK22FN128CAH12 MK22FN128VDC10 MK22FN128VLH10 MK22FN128VLL10 MK22FN128VMP10 MK22FN1M0AVLH12 MK22FN1M0AVLK12 MK22FN1M0AVLL12 MK22FN1M0AVLQ12 MK22FN1M0AVMC12 MK22FN1M0AVMD12 MK22FN1M0VLH12 MK22FN1M0VLK12 MK22FN1M0VLL12 MK22FN1M0VLQ12 MK22FN1M0VMC12 MK22FN1M0VMD12 MK22FN256CAH12 MK22FN256VDC12 MK22FN256VLH12 MK22FN256VLL12 MK22FN256VMP12 MK22FN512CAP12 MK22FN512VDC12 MK22FN512VLH12 MK22FN512VLL12 MK22FN512VMP12 MK22FX512AVLH12 MK22FX512AVLK12 MK22FX512AVLL12 MK22FX512AVLQ12 MK22FX512AVMC12 MK22FX512AVMD12 MK22FX512VLH12 MK22FX512VLK12 MK22FX512VLL12 MK22FX512VLQ12 MK22FX512VMC12 MK22FX512VMD12 MK24FN1M0VDC12 MK24FN1M0VLL12 MK24FN1M0VLQ12 MK26FN2M0CAC18 MK26FN2M0VLQ18 MK26FN2M0VMD18 MK26FN2M0VMI18 MK63FN1M0VLQ12 MK63FN1M0VMD12 MK64FN1M0VDC12 MK64FN1M0VLL12 MK64FN1M0VLQ12 MK64FN1M0VMD12 MK64FX512VDC12 MK64FX512VLL12 MK64FX512VLQ12 MK64FX512VMD12 MK65FN2M0CAC18 MK65FN2M0VMI18 MK65FX1M0CAC18 MK65FX1M0VMI18 MK66FN2M0VLQ18 MK66FN2M0VMD18 MK66FX1M0VLQ18 MK66FX1M0VMD18 MK80FN256CAx15 MK80FN256VDC15 MK80FN256VLL15 MK80FN256VLQ15 MK81FN256CAx15 MK81FN256VDC15 MK81FN256VLL15 MK81FN256VLQ15 MK82FN256CAx15 MK82FN256VDC15 MK82FN256VLL15 MK82FN256VLQ15 MKL13Z32VFM4 MKL13Z32VFT4 MKL13Z32VLH4 MKL13Z32VLK4 MKL13Z32VMP4 MKL13Z64VFM4 MKL13Z64VFT4 MKL13Z64VLH4 MKL13Z64VLK4 MKL13Z64VMP4 MKL17Z128VFM4 MKL17Z128VFT4 MKL17Z128VLH4 MKL17Z128VMP4 MKL17Z256VFM4 MKL17Z256VFT4 MKL17Z256VLH4 MKL17Z256VMP4 MKL17Z32VDA4 MKL17Z32VFM4 MKL17Z32VFT4 MKL17Z32VLH4 MKL17Z32VMP4 MKL17Z64VDA4 MKL17Z64VFM4 MKL17Z64VFT4 MKL17Z64VLH4 MKL17Z64VMP4 MKL27Z128VFM4 MKL27Z128VFT4 MKL27Z128VLH4 MKL27Z128VMP4 MKL27Z256VFM4 MKL27Z256VFT4 MKL27Z256VLH4 MKL27Z256VMP4 MKL27Z32VDA4 MKL27Z32VFM4 MKL27Z32VFT4 MKL27Z32VLH4 MKL27Z32VMP4 MKL27Z64VDA4 MKL27Z64VFM4 MKL27Z64VFT4 MKL27Z64VLH4 MKL27Z64VMP4 MKL33Z128VLH4 MKL33Z128VMP4 MKL33Z256VLH4 MKL33Z256VMP4 MKL33Z32VFT4 MKL33Z32VLH4 MKL33Z32VLK4 MKL33Z32VMP4 MKL33Z64VFT4 MKL33Z64VLH4 MKL33Z64VLK4 MKL33Z64VMP4 MKL43Z128VLH4 MKL43Z128VMP4 MKL43Z256VLH4 MKL43Z256VMP4 MKS22FN256VLL12 MKS22FN256VLH12 MKS22FN128VLL12 MKS22FN128VLH12   In November, the following SDK V2.0 R2 and R3 devices will be available in the Clocks Tool: MKL14Z32VFM4 MKL14Z32VFT4 MKL14Z32VLH4 MKL14Z32VLK4 MKL14Z64VFM4 MKL14Z64VFT4 MKL14Z64VLH4 MKL14Z64VLK4 MKL15Z128CAD4 MKL15Z128VFM4 MKL15Z128VFT4 MKL15Z128VLH4 MKL15Z128VLK4 MKL15Z32VFM4 MKL15Z32VFT4 MKL15Z32VLH4 MKL15Z32VLK4 MKL15Z64VFM4 MKL15Z64VFT4 MKL15Z64VLH4 MKL15Z64VLK4 MKL24Z32VFM4 MKL24Z32VFT4 MKL24Z32VLH4 MKL24Z32VLK4 MKL24Z64VFM4 MKL24Z64VFT4 MKL24Z64VLH4 MKL24Z64VLK4 MKL25Z128VFM4 MKL25Z128VFT4 MKL25Z128VLH4 MKL25Z128VLK4 MKL25Z32VFM4 MKL25Z32VFT4 MKL25Z32VLH4 MKL25Z32VLK4 MKL25Z64VFM4 MKL25Z64VFT4 MKL25Z64VLH4 MKL25Z64VLK4   MKW21D256VHA5 MKW21D512VHA5 MKW22D512VHA5 MKW24D512VHA5   In December, the SDK 2.0 R4 devices will be supported by the Clocks Tool: MKV10Z16VFM7 MKV10Z16VLC7 MKV10Z16VLF7 MKV10Z32VFM7 MKV10Z32VLC7 MKV10Z32VLF7 MKV10Z128VFM7 MKV10Z128VLC7 MKV10Z128VLF7   MKV10Z128VLH7   MKV10Z64VFM7 MKV10Z64VLC7 MKV10Z64VLF7   MKV10Z64VLH7 MKV11Z128VFM7 MKV11Z128VLC7 MKV11Z128VLF7   MKV11Z128VLH7   MKV11Z64VFM7 MKV11Z64VLC7 MKV11Z64VLF7   MKV11Z64VLH7   MKV30F128VFM10 MKV30F128VLF10 MKV30F128VLH10 MKV30F64VFM10 MKV30F64VLF10 MKV30F64VLH10 MKV46F256VLL16 MKV46F256VLH16 MKV46F128VLL16 MKV46F128VLH16 MKV44F256VLL16 MKV44F256VLH16 MKV44F128VLL16 MKV44F128VLH16 MKV44F64VLH16 MKV42F256VLL16 MKV42F256VLH16 MKV42F128VLL16 MKV42F128VLH16 MKV42F64VLH16 MKV44F128VLF16 MKV44F64VLF16 MKV42F128VLF16 MKV42F64VLF16 MKV58F1M0VMD24 MKV58F512VMD24 MKV58F1M0VLQ24 MKV58F512VLQ24 MKV58F1M0VLL24 MKV58F512VLL24 MKV56F1M0VMD24 MKV56F512VMD24 MKV56F1M0VLQ24 MKV56F512VLQ24 MKV56F1M0VLL24 MKV56F512VLL24 MKV31F128VLH10 MKV31F128VLL10 MKV31F256VLH12 MKV31F256VLL12 MKV31F512VLH12 MKV31F512VLL12   We hope you will find this new release useful.   Thanks for designing with NXP!
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The following article describes how the data files of the Pins Tool can be downloaded either for offline usage or processed further, for example in an automated build system or how to use it on a machine without network connection: https://mcuoneclipse.com/2016/07/29/nxp-pins-tool-understanding-data-for-offline-usage/   I hope you find this useful, Erich
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This video provides an instruction to the NXP Pins tool (see New Kinetis Expert Pins Tool V1.0 Available!). It demonstrates how to use the tool and how to configure pins with the example of the FRDM-K64F Board.   Enjoy 🙂
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The following article describes how to configure code generation for the clock gates and how to perform a full initialization with the Pins Tool: https://mcuoneclipse.com/2016/07/19/nxp-pins-tool-clock-gates-and-controlling-the-bits/  
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The new NXP Pins tool which has been showcased at FTF 2016 in Austin is now available as Web and Desktop application. The Kinetis Expert Pins Tool makes configuring, muxing and routing of pins very easy and fast. It provides real-time feedback of conflicts and provides an intuitive graphical interface with several views. The tool generates Kinetis SDK V2.0 compatible sources files which can be directly integrated into C/C++ applications. The Pins tool is available both as Web application (no installation needed) and as a Desktop application for Linux, Mac and Windows.     You can use the Web version from Welcome to Kinetis Expert | Kinetis Expert.   It is available for download as Desktop version from Software Development Kit for Kinetis MCUs|NXP (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux 64bit) under the 'Software' category: There are two different installer types: 'offline' is a 130 MByte download. This method is recommended for slower internet connections or for installation on multiple machines. 'online' is a small 500 KByte download, all the other installation data will be loaded from the internet during installation. Mac OS X and Linux installers are 64bit. For Windows there are both 32bit and 64bit installers available.   Documenation is availble on Software Development Kit for Kinetis MCUs|NXP in the documenation download section, as well attached to this article (Getting Started is available in Chinese): An overview and tutorial can be found here: https://mcuoneclipse.com/2016/06/08/tutorial-muxing-with-the-new-nxp-pins-tool/   We hope you find this tool useful!
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This community and forum is for the growing set of Kinetis Expert System Conguration Tools. The tools are acessible online on Welcome to Kinetis Expert | Kinetis Expert and include right now the 'Build an SDK' and 'Power Estimation' tools: So if you have any questions or need any further advice and information about the Kinetis Expert System Configuration Tools, this is the community for it!
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The following article has quick steps and videos how to get started with Kinetis Expert SDK and Design Studio:   https://community.freescale.com/docs/DOC-329662   Enjoy!
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