HOWTO setup the Kinetis Design Studio.

(specifically, I'm using the FRDM-KL82Z on Linux, but it should be generally applicable. When in doubt, carefully watch the videos.)

video on the "Get Software" tab here

  1. download the SDK
  2. download the Kinetis Design Studio IDE
  3. download the link titled "J-Link Software and Documentation Pack" here
  4. install the Virtual Serial USB driver (Not required for Linux. Though...
  5. install a terminal program

video on the "Build, Run" tab here