Designing with Kinetis W series MCUs and ThreadFreescale plans to demonstrate several wireless IoT applications next month at ARM TechCon 2015, including a BLE controlled robot and a BLE heart rate monitor. These designs are based on the Kinetis KW40Z MCU, which integrates an ARM ® Cortex ®-M0+ core with a 2.4 GHz multi-protocol radio to support both the BLE and 802.15.4 wireless protocols in a single device. The KW40Z MCUs are BLE 4.1 compliant and present low-power features to provide years of operation on a standard coin cell battery. Freescale will also present an IoT sensor edge node reference platform based on the Kinetis KW24 wireless MCU, which integrates an ARM Cortex-M4 core with an IEEE 802.15.4 radio able to run the Thread, ZigBee Pro, ZigBee RF4CE and IPv6/6loWPAN protocols. Reference designs and other development resources for these types of demos can be found at freescale.com/KinetisDesigns. As a founding member of Thread Group, Freescale is also at the forefront of enabling its wireless MCUs for popular IoT wireless protocols. The company's pre-certified Thread stack for Kinetis W series MCUs is now available and ready to use for building Thread-enabled solutions. The stack will be certified when Thread Group releases the certification program. For more information, go to freescale.com/thread. Availability Early access program sampling for the Kinetis KW41Z is planned for Q2 2016, with general availability expected in Q3 2016. About Freescale Semiconductor Freescale Semiconductor [NYSE:FSL] enables secure, embedded processing solutions for the Internet of Tomorrow. Freescale's solutions drive a more innovative and connected world, simplifying our lives and making us safer. While serving the world's largest companies, Freescale is also committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, enabling the next generation of innovators. www.freescale.com. Freescale, Kinetis and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. ARM and Cortex are trademarks of ARM Ltd or its subsidiaries in the EU and/or elsewhere. All rights reserved. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2015 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.