K32 L3 MCU Family

Low-Power MCUs with Advanced Security and Physical Protection

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  • Architected for Low Power and Efficiency
  • Protect Against Threats that Compromise Networks
  • Dual-core Technology for Optimized Low-power Use Cases
  • Comprehensive Ecosystem Includes MCUXpresso Tools and Freedom Board for Easy Prototyping

Building on the successful Kinetis K Series, the K32 L3 family of MCUs delivers a 50% improvement in power optimization and security advancements to address a wide range of industrial and IoT applications. It's based on the Arm® Cortex®-M4 and offers a Cortex®-M0+, with enhancements such as low-leakage power-optimized peripherals, DC-DC converter, and security features like the authenticated boot, secure update, and tamper detection.

The K32 L3 MCU is the start of a long line of MCUs, which will further advance NXP's security capabilities and power optimization features. 

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Architected for low power and efficiency

  • Significant improvements in power optimization
  • Efficient dynamic power
  • Low static power consumption with full retention
  • 50% decrease in run current and 80% decrease in wake-up time from deep-sleep over its predecessors

Protect against threats that compromise networks

  • Assuring confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of the IoT device and its data
  • State-of-the-art cryptography with secure boot and update functionality
  • Robust enablement with MCUXpresso Software & Tools

Dual-core technology to optimize low-power use cases

  • Includes a high-performance Cortex-M4 core and an optional low-power Cortex-M0+ core, ideal for applications that require a host MCU and a low-power MCU
  • Building Automation:
  • Security and access control
  • Building control and monitoring
  • Building HVAC control
  • Secure applications
  • Industrial:
  • Factory automation
  • Robotics
  • Smart Home:
  • Door locks
  • Smart thermostats
  • Lighting control
  • Security systems
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