Some designers may be intimidated by a dual-core architecture, thinking that two cores means twice the work. But NXP's dual-core architecture is carefully designed to simplify debug and development. The Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0 cores share a debug interface, so a single JTAG unit can be used to debug both cores at once. Also, a single toolset is used to program both cores, so you can work in a unified environment for the entire project.
At LPCware.com, you can communicate with other developers that have similar interests using NXP LPC devices. There are also many other resources for getting you up and running with your new hardware, such as tutorials, software or driver packages, tools, FAQs, design tips, and much more.
Having software and tool compatibility across the entire NXP ARM portfolio means you can use a single toolset for all their designs. Pin-compatibility between certain architectures makes design migration even easier. For example, designers can create an initial product with the LPC1800 M3 core and then move to an LPC4300 M4 core for more performance. All without changing toolsets.
NXP's ARM microcontrollers are supported by a well-established (and rapidly growing) network of third-party tool suppliers. Our customers have direct access to an exceptional set of options, from evaluation boards and emulators to compilers, debuggers, RTOSs, software stacks, and more.
Hitex LPC4350 board
The Hitex LPC4350 Evaluation board allows you to quickly and easily evaluate the LPC4300 family of microcontrollers. The microcontroller, board, and the accompanying features make it a great starting point for your next Cortex-M4 project.
A FreeRTOS Cortex-M4F demo application using Keil MDK development tools, can be configured to provide a very simply 'blinky' style demonstration, or a full and comprehensive test and demonstration of the FreeRTOS functionality. Note Keil MDK version 4.2.2 or above is required.
This low cost evaluation platform for the LPC4330 controller has been developed in partnership with NGX Technologies. Offering a number of features it draws on the simplified Eclipse-based IDE and low-cost target boards approach of NXP’s LPCXpresso platform.