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Calculate your PLL Settings for the K64F12 Series of Processors in Style with Z3 and Python

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This is a calculator for the PLL configuration values for VDIV, and PDIV for the Freescale K64 processor. You put in your input frequency and Desired output frequency and it returns the value of PDIV and VDIV. These values are the numbers which are used in the equation:

f_{out} = VDIV * (f_{in} / PDIV)


2MHz <= (f_{in} / PDIV ) <= 4 MHz

There are also constraints on VDIV and PDIV in terms of min and max ranges.

To get the actual register values of PDIV and VDIV you can look up the values in the datasheet on pages 589 and 590.

A simple calculator could have been used, but instead I decided to learn a little about using z3 which is a high performance theorem prover. There is both a commandline interface and a web application.


Requires: Python 2.7

All requirements are managemed by the file and the application can be installed by running:

$ install

To verified it is installed properly you can now run the unit tests:

$ test

This installs pll_solver and pll_solver_web which can be run from the command line. See the usage section for details.


Getting help:

$ k64_pll_calculator --help
Usage: k64_pll_calculator [OPTIONS]

  Simple program which takes an input frequency and an output
  frequency and returns the pdiv and vdiv necissary for the pll in
  the freescale k64 processors

  -i, --freq_in FLOAT   Input frequency value in Hz
  -o, --freq_out FLOAT  Output frequency value in Hz
  -v, --verbosity       Verbosity of output
  --version             Show the version and exit.
  --help                Show this message and exit.

Example of finding some values:

k64_pll_calculator -i 24e6 -o 80e6
[d = 12, m = 40, f_out = 80000000, f_in = 24000000]

Example of a failure of the model to converge:

$ k64_pll_calculator -i 1e6 -o 80e6
No results found.

Web Api

A flask web application is also provided which can be run using:

$ k64_pll_calculator_web

After you do this you can go to localhost:5000 to get the web page. To make API calls you can do the following:

$ curl localhost:5000/solve
  "payload": {
    "error": "float() argument must be a string or a number"
  "status": "error"

The data is taken using a GET request with arguments fin and fout:

$ curl "localhost:5000/solve?fin=24e6&fout=80e6"
  "payload": {
    "d": "12",
    "f_in": "24000000",
    "f_out": "80000000",
    "m": "40"
  "status": "success"

You can experiment with this here, and use the the solve api at For example, we can repeat the above request:

$ curl ""
  "payload": {
    "d": "12",
    "f_in": "24000000",
    "f_out": "80000000",
    "m": "40"
  "status": "success"

For more information please see the writeup


A python application for finding PLL configurations for Freescale Kinetis K64 Chips




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