New Product Introduction

NXP Kinetis KW36/35 with integrated CAN FD

The ultra-low power Kinetis KW36/35 Wireless MCUs enable Bluetooth V5 and Generic FSK RF connectivity

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The ultra-low power Kinetis KW36/35 Wireless MCUs enable Bluetooth V5 and Generic FSK RF connectivity. Supporting up to 8 simultaneous Bluetooth connections, focused on applications bridging the embedded world to smartphones to enhance the human interface experience, share embedded data to the cloud, or enable wireless firmware updates.

Based on Arm Cortex-M0+ at 48 MHz, with up to 512 kB flash with ECC, 64 kB SRAM and highly-integrated connectivity, security and analog capabilities; The Kinetis KW36/35 also integrate FlexCAN with CAN FD and LIN to enable automotive and industrial networks.

 

Key features

  • Automotive and industrial qualified wireless MCUs
  • Simplified integration of Bluetooth connectivity
  • Includes Flex CAN FD and LIN
  • Four independently programmable DMA controller channels

 

Additional features

Automotive and industrial qualified wireless MCUs

  • AEC Q100-Grade 2 qualified ( KW36A/KW35A only)
  • Industrial qualified (KW36Z/35Z only)
  • Operating Range (Ambient): -40ºC to +105ºC

Simplified integration of Bluetooth connectivity

  • Bluetooth 5 and Generic FSK, 8 simultaneous connections
  • Wi-Fi co-existence
  • Direct access to radio registers to implement localization applications
  • 3rd generation radio from NXP providing performance enhancements to Kinetis KW31Z

Includes Flex CAN FD and LIN

  • CAN FD and two low power UARTs with LIN support
  • Easy integration into automotive in-vehicle and industrial communication networks
  • CAN FD for increased bandwidth and lower latency required by many automotive applications

Core/Memory/System

  • Cortex-M0+ at up to 48 MHz
  • KW36: 256kB Program Flash + 256kB FlexNVM w. EEPROM emulation both with ECC
  • KW35: 512kB (2x256kB, swappable) Program Flash with ECC
  • 64 kB SRAM
  • KW36: 8 KB of user-segment defined byte write/erase EEPROM
  • 4 independently programmable DMA controller channels

Radio

  • Support for Bluetooth 5 and Generic FSK
  • Rx Sensitivity, -95 dBm BLE
  • -30 to +3.5 dBm programmable output power
  • Increased coexistence performance;  Radio I/O for Wi-Fi coexistence
  • 6.3 mA Rx & 5.7 mA Tx (0dBm) current target (DC-DC enabled)
  • Integrated balun (~9% board area savings)
  • Support for 8 concurrent connections

Security

  • AES Accelerator and True Random Number Generator
  • Advanced flash security

 Integrated DC/DC Converter

Unique Identifiers

  • 80-bit device ID
  • 40-bit unique number


Applications

  • Smart Car Access
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
  • Industrial connectivity


Available tools

FRDM-KW36 Freedom Development Board

  • Includes MKW36Z512VHT4
  • Can be configured as Host or Shield for connection to Host Processor
  • Supports all DC-DC configurations
  • PCB inverted F-type antenna
  • Minimum number of matching components
  • FCC Part15 & EN300 328 compliant
  • Serial Flash for OTA firmware upgrades
  • On board NXP FXOS8700CQ digital sensor, 3D Accelerometer (±2g/±4g/±8g) + 3D Magnetometer
  • CAN/LIN connectivity
  • OpenSDA and JTAG debug
  • Full MCUXpresso support 

To complement the offering, NXP includes a comprehensive enablement of software and tools to help the designs reach the market faster and more robust at http://www.nxp.com/Wireless/KinetisKW36.

Wireless Packet Sniffer – USB Dongle: USB-KW41Z

  • Ideal for BLE/Generic FSK/802.15.4 sniffer or connection to PC/Tablet
  • Integrated PCB meander antenna
  • RF regulatory certified
  • OpenSDA, SWD and JTAG debug
  • USB Type A Connector
  • Availability: Now

The USB Dongle can be used as a wireless sniffer to monitor the wireless communication packets in the targeted network. Simply by connecting to a PC and installing the required monitoring software. Alternatively, the USB dongle can be used as a wireless node with an easy connection to a PC or other USB enabled device. Visit www.nxp.com/USB-KW41Z to get more information.