The USB-KW24D512 is an evaluation board in a convenient USB dongle form factor based on the NXP MKW24D512 System-in-Package (SiP) device (KW2xD wireless MCU series). MKW24D512 wireless MCU provides a low-power, compact device with integrated IEEE 802.15.4 radio. The board can be used as a packet sniffer, network node, border router or as a development board.
- Kinetis KW2xD-2.4 GHz 802.15.4 Wireless Radio Microcontroller (50 MHz, 512 KB flash memory, 64 KB RAM, low-power, crystal-less USB)
- USB Type A Connector
- Two blue LEDs
- One user push button
- One reset button
- Integrated PCB Folded F-type antenna
- 10-pin (0.05”) JTAG debug port for target MCU
For more information about the KW2xD SiP and USB-KW24D512 board:
- KW2xD Website
- KW2xD Datasheet
- KW2xD Reference Manual
- USB-KW24D512 Website
- USB-KW24D512 Hardware Reference Manual
The USB-KW24D512 board configuration supports the following hardware features:
|NVIC||on-chip||nested vector interrupt controller|
|UART||on-chip||serial port-polling; serial port-interrupt|
The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file:
Other hardware features are not currently supported by the port.
Connections and IOs¶
The KW2xD SoC has five pairs of pinmux/gpio controllers.
|PTD4||GPIO||Blue LED (D2)|
|PTD5||GPIO||Blue LED (D3)|
|PTB10||SPI1_PCS0||internal connected to MCR20A|
|PTB11||SPI1_SCK||internal connected to MCR20A|
|PTB16||SPI1_SOUT||internal connected to MCR20A|
|PTB17||SPI1_SIN||internal connected to MCR20A|
|PTB19||GPIO||internal connected to MCR20A (Reset)|
|PTB3||GPIO||internal connected to MCR20A (IRQ_B)|
|PTC0||GPIO||internal connected to MCR20A (GPIO5)|
USB-KW24D512 contains 32 MHz oscillator crystal, which is connected to the clock pins of the radio transceiver. The MCU is configured to use the 4 MHz external clock from the transceiver with the on-chip PLL to generate a 48 MHz system clock.
The KW2xD SoC has three UARTs. One is configured and can be used for the console, but it uses the same pins as the JTAG interface and is only accessible via the JTAG SWD connector.
The KW2xD SoC has a USB OTG (USBOTG) controller that supports both device and host functions. Only USB device function is supported in Zephyr at the moment. The USB-KW24D512 board has a USB Type A connector and can only be used in device mode.
Programming and Debugging¶
Currently only the J-Link tools and the Segger J-Link debug probe are supported. The J-Link probe should be connected to the JTAG-SWD connector on the USB-KW24D512 board. To use the Segger J-Link tools, follow the instructions in the Segger J-Link page.
The Segger J-Link firmware does not support command line flashing, therefore
flash build target is not supported.
This example uses the Hello World sample with the Segger J-Link tools. This builds the Zephyr application, invokes the J-Link GDB server, attaches a GDB client, and programs the application to flash. It will leave you at a gdb prompt.
# On Linux/macOS cd $ZEPHYR_BASE/samples/hello_world mkdir build && cd build # On Windows cd %ZEPHYR_BASE%\samples\hello_world mkdir build & cd build # Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based build system: cmake -GNinja -DBOARD=usb_kw24d512 .. # Now run ninja on the generated build system: ninja debug
In a second terminal, open telnet:
$ telnet localhost 19021 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. SEGGER J-Link V6.16j - Real time terminal output SEGGER J-Link ARM V6.0, SN=xxxxxxxx Process: JLinkGDBServer
Continue program execution in GDB, then in the telnet terminal you should see:
***** BOOTING ZEPHYR OS v1.8.99 - BUILD: Jul 26 2017 15:39:04 ***** Hello World! arm