Kinetis L Series MCUs

Kinetis L Series MCUs

Discover the world's most energy-efficient MCUs built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor

Kinetis L Series MCUs
Based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ Processor

Design Potential. Realized.

Kinetis L Series

Freescale Semiconductor’s Kinetis L series features the world’s most energy-efficient MCUs and brings new design possibilities to entry-level applications that have previously been limited by 8- and 16–bit MCU capabilities. Kinetis L series MCUs combine the enhanced energy-efficiency, performance and debug features of the new 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ core, with the scalability, feature integration and enablement of the Kinetis MCU portfolio. Available with multiple flash memory, analog, connectivity and HMI peripheral options, L series is hardware and software compatible with the ARM Cortex-M4 based Kinetis K series. Kinetis L series MCUs are supported by an industry-leading Freescale enablement package that includes the CodeWarrior IDE with Processor Expert, Freedom Development Platform and MQX™ Lite RTOS, as well as the ARM 3rd party ecosystem.

ARM Cortex-M0+ Core

The ARM Cortex-M0+ is the world’s most energy-efficient processor and is 100% instruction set and tool compatible with the ARM Cortex-M0.

Features:

  • 1.77 CoreMark/MHz: 2x to 40x more than 8- and 16-bit, 9% more than ARM Cortex-M0
  • CoreMark/mA is 2-40x more than the closest 8- and 16-bit MCU
  • Single-cycle access to I/O: Up to 50 percent faster than standard I/O for improved reaction time to external events
  • 2-stage pipeline: reduced cycles per instruction enabling faster branch instruction and ISR entry
  • Excellent code density vs. 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs: reduced flash size, system cost and power consumption
  • 56 instructions: easy programming and efficient packaging of 8/16/32-bit data in memory. 100 percent compatible with ARM Cortex-M0
  • Linear 4GB address space: no complex paging – simpler software
  • Micro trace buffer: lightweight trace solution for fast bug identification

Energy Efficiency

Kinetis L series MCUs supplement the ARM Cortex-M0+ core with the latest in low-power process technology, platform design, operating modes and energy-saving peripherals. Combined, these increase the time spent in deep sleep modes, minimizing CPU activity and extending battery life.

Ultra-efficient processing
  • ARM Cortex-M0+ Processor
  • 90nm low-power flash technology
  • Bit Manipulation Engine, <50uA/MHz, 3.8CM/mW
  • Peripheral Bridge Crossbar & Zero Wait State Flash Memory
Ultra low-power modes
  • ARM Cortex-M0+ Processor
  • 90nm low-power flash technology
  • Bit Manipulation Engine, <50uA/MHz, 3.8CM/mW
  • Peripheral Bridge Crossbar & Zero Wait State Flash Memory Controller
Energy-saving peripherals
  • ARM Cortex-M0+ Processor
  • 90nm low-power flash technology
  • Bit Manipulation Engine, <50uA/MHz, 3.8CM/mW
  • Peripheral Bridge Crossbar & Zero Wait State Flash Memory Controller

KL0 Series

The Kinetis KL0 family is the entry point into the Kinetis L series of ARM® Cortex™-M0+ MCUs. Pin compatible with our 8-bit S08P family, the Kinetis KL0 family provides a bridge for 8-bit customers migrating into the Kinetis portfolio and is software and tool compatible with all other Kinetis L families.

Devices start from 8 KB of flash in a small-footprint 4 x 4 mm 24 QFN package extending up to 32 KB in a 48 LQFP package. Each combines ultra-low-power performance with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals. View the Kinetis KL0 Family Fact Sheet.

KL02 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 16 QFN (3 x 3, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL02Z8VFG4 48 8 1 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Buy NowMKL02Z8VFG4R 48 8 1 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Buy NowMKL02Z16VFG4 48 16 2 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Buy NowMKL02Z32VFG4 48 32 4 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Buy NowMKL02Z32VFG4R 48 32 4 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Package: 20 WLCSP (2 x 2, 0.4mm)
Buy NowMKL02Z32CAF4R 48 32 4 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Package: 24 QFN (4 x 4, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL02Z16VFK4 48 16 2 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Buy NowMKL02Z32VFK4 48 32 4 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL02Z16VFM4 48 16 2 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28
Buy NowMKL02Z32VFM4 48 32 4 x 1 1 2 x       x 14~28

KL05 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 24 QFN (4 x 4, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL05Z8VFK4 48 8 1 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~28
Buy NowMKL05Z16VFK4 48 16 2 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Buy NowMKL05Z32VFK4 48 32 4 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Package: 32 LQFP (7 x 7, 0.8mm)
Buy NowMKL05Z8VLC4 48 8 1 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~28
Buy NowMKL05Z16VLC4 48 16 2 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Buy NowMKL05Z32VLC4 48 32 4 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL05Z8VFM4 48 8 1 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~28
Buy NowMKL05Z16VFM4 48 16 2 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Buy NowMKL05Z32VFM4 48 32 4 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Package: 48 LQFP (7 x 7, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL05Z16VLF4 48 16 2 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41
Buy NowMKL05Z32VLF4 48 32 4 x 1 1 1 x   x   x 22~41

KL02/04/05 Product Brief

KL1 Series

The Kinetis KL1 MCU family is pin, software and tool compatible with all other Kinetis L families and provides additional memory, communications and analog peripheral options beyond those offered in the Kinetis KL0 family. The Kinetis KL1 family is also compatible with the Kinetis K10 (ARM® Cortex™-M4) family, providing a migration path to higher performance and feature integration.

Devices start from 32 KB of flash in a small-footprint 5 x 5 mm 32 QFN package extending up to 256 KB in an 80 LQFP package. Each combines ultra-low-power performance with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals. View the Kinetis KL1 Family Fact Sheet.

KL15 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL15Z32VFM4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z64VFM4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z128VFM4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Package: 48 QFN (7 x 7, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL15Z32VFT4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z64VFT4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z128VFT4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Package: 64 LQFP (10 x 10, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL15Z32VLH4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z64VLH4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z128VLH4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Package: 80 LQFP (12 x 12, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL15Z32VLK4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z64VLK4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70
Buy NowMKL15Z128VLK4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   28~70

KL16 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL16Z32VFM4 48 32 4 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     28
Buy NowMKL16Z64VFM4 48 64 8 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     28
Buy NowMKL16Z128VFM4 48 128 16 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     28
Package: 48 QFN (7 x 7, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL16Z32VFT4 48 32 4 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     40
Buy NowMKL16Z64VFT4 48 64 8 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     40
Buy NowMKL16Z128VFT4 48 128 16 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     40
Package: 64 LQFP (10 x 10, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL16Z32VLH4 48 32 4 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     54
Buy NowMKL16Z64VLH4 48 64 8 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     54
Buy NowMKL16Z128VLH4 48 128 16 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     54
Buy NowMKL16Z128VLH4R 48 128 16 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     54
Buy NowMKL16Z256VLH4 48 256 32 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     54
Package: MAPBGA 64 (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL16Z256VMP4 48 256 32 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     70

KL14/15 Product Brief

KL2 Series

The Kinetis KL2 MCU family is pin, software and tool compatible with all other Kinetis L families and adds a full-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go controller with an integrated low-voltage regulator. The Kinetis KL2 MCU family is also compatible with the Kinetis K20 (ARM® Cortex™-M4) family, providing a migration path to higher performance and feature integration.

Devices start from 32 KB of flash in a small-footprint 5 x 5 mm 32 QFN package extending up to 256 KB in a 121 MBGA package. Each combines ultra-low-power performance with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals. View the Kinetis KL2 Family Fact Sheet.

KL24 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL24Z32VFM4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2         x 23~66
Buy NowMKL24Z64VFM4 48 64 3 2 2             x 23~66
Package: 48 QFN (7 x 7, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL24Z32VFT4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2         x 23~66
Buy NowMKL24Z64VFT4 48 64 3 2 2             x 23~66
Package: 64 LQFP (10 x 10, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL24Z32VLH4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2         x 23~66
Buy NowMKL24Z64VLH4 48 64 3 2 2             x 23~66
Package: 80 LQFP (12 x 12, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL24Z32VLK4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2         x 23~66
Buy NowMKL24Z64VLK4 48 64 3 2 2             x 23~66

KL25 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL25Z32VFM4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z64VFM4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z128VFM4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Package: 48 QFN (7 x 7, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL25Z32VFT4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z64VFT4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z128VFT4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Package: 64 LQFP (10 x 10, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL25Z32VLH4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z64VLH4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z128VLH4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Package: 80 LQFP (12 x 12, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL25Z32VLK4 48 32 4 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z64VLK4 48 64 8 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66
Buy NowMKL25Z128VLK4 48 128 16 x 3 2 2 x   x x   23~66

KL26 Sub-Family

Part
Number
CPU
(MHz)
Flash
(KB)
SRAM
(KB)
DMA UART SPI 12C TSI I2S 12-bit
DAC
16-bit
DAC
12-bit
ADC
Total
I/Os
Package: 32 QFN (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL26Z32VFM4 48 32 4 x 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     23
Buy NowMKL26Z64VFM4 48 64 8 x 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     23
Buy NowMKL26Z128VFM4 48 128 16 x 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     23
Package: 48 QFN (7 x 7, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL26Z32VFT4 48 32 4 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     36
Buy NowMKL26Z64VFT4 48 64 8 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     36
Buy NowMKL26Z128VFT4 48 128 16 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     36
Package: 64 LQFP (10 x 10, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL26Z32VLH4 48 32 4 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     50
Buy NowMKL26Z64VLH4 48 64 8 4 3 (1 Low Power) 2 2 x 1 x     50
Buy NowMKL26Z128VLH4 48 128 16 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     50
Buy NowMKL26Z256VLH4 48 256 32 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     50
Package: 100 QFP (14 x 14, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL26Z128VLL4 48 128 16 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     80
Buy NowMKL26Z256VLL4 48 256 32 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     80
Package: MAPBGA 64 (5 x 5, 0.5mm)
Buy NowMKL26Z128VMC4 48 128 16 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     80
Buy NowMKL26Z256VMC4 48 256 32 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     80
Package: MAPBGA 121 (8 x 8, 0.65mm)
Buy NowMKL26Z256VMP4 48 256 32 4 3 2 2 x 1 x     66

KL24/25 Product Brief

Kinetis L Series Enablement

Freescale Freedom Development Platform

Freescale Freedom Board
  • Ultra low cost development platform
  • Quick and simple with easy access to MCU I/O
  • Form-factor compatible with popular third-party hardware designed to work with Arduino™ and Arduino-compatible boards
  • New, sophisticated OpenSDA Debug interface: mass storage device flash programming interface, P&E Multilink interface for run-control debugging, open-source Data Logging application
  • Loaded with software: Processor Expert: stand-alone or IDE integrated, MQX Lite RTOS (via Processor Expert) and ecosystem partner support from IAR, Keil, Code Red, Atollic, Rowley, Free GNU command-line tools with GDB server

Freescale Tower System Platform

  • Modular, open-source development platform with reusable peripheral modules offering connectivity, analog, graphics LCD and motor control functionality

Freescale CodeWarrior IDE & Processor Expert

  • Eclipse based IDE with low power and MQX task-aware debug
  • Free Special Edition with 128KB code limit (no MQX TAD)
  • Processor Expert GUI-based code generation tool
  • Creates peripheral drivers in just 7 steps dramatically reducing development time – no more reading reference manuals!
  • Integrated within CodeWarrior or available as a standalone plug-in for IAR/Keil/GNU IDE tool chains

Freescale MQX Lite RTOS

  • Free, light-weight MQX kernel customised for small resource MCUs
  • Packaged as a Processor Expert component
  • USB via FSL bare-metal stack or Processor Expert component
  • Programming model allows upward code migration - Code built with MQX Lite should move to full MQX RTOS easily

Freescale MCU Solution Advisor

  • Web-based interactive MCU product selector
 

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