NXP Semiconductors introduces four new 32-bit ARM9 microcontrollers

March 26, 2008

LPC3200 family brings high-performance LCD, Ethernet and USB On-The-Go to the masses

Today NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced the expansion of the largest portfolio in the ARM7™ and ARM9™ microcontroller space with the introduction of the LPC3200 family. The NXP LPC3200 family is based on the popular ARM926EJ™ processor and targets consumer, industrial, medical and automotive applications providing designers with a high-performance power efficient microcontroller. The NXP LPC3200 microcontroller family which consists of the LPC3220, LPC3230, LPC3240 and LPC3250 will be displayed at the Embedded Systems Conference April 14-18 in San Jose at booth #624.


Designed in 90nm process, the new NXP LPC3200 family combines the performance of an ARM926EJ core, a Vector Floating Point (VFP), an LCD Controller, an Ethernet MAC, On-The-Go USB, an efficient bus matrix and a large set of standard peripherals. These features offer embedded designers the ability to reduce on-chip components and maximize power savings without sacrificing performance.


“It is clear that the 32-bit market continues to outpace the growth of the 16-bit and 8-bit markets. We developed the LPC3200 family building on the strong success of our LPC2000 and LPC3000 to meet demand for higher performance MCUs,” said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. “NXP's goal is to continue to provide our customers with the broadest ARM MCU offering in the industry.”


High-performance microcontrollers with longer battery life

Designed for flexibility in applications that require fast, simultaneous communications, the LPC3200 combines high-performance, low power consumption and a myriad of peripherals. The features include I2C, I2S, SPI, SSP, UARTs, USB, OTG, SD, PWMs, A/D with touch-screen interfaces, 10/100 Ethernet MAC and a 24-bit LCD controller that supports STN and TFT panels. The family supports DDR, SDR, SRAM and Flash memory devices and provides the option of booting-up from NAND Flash, SPI memory, UART or SRAM.


Availability

The NXP LPC3200 family of microcontrollers will be sampling in April with volume shipping in Q3 2008. Demos will be available at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose April 14-18, 2008. Additional information on the NXP microcontroller products is available at: www.nxp.com/microcontrollers


About NXP Microcontrollers

NXP Semiconductors continues to demonstrate its commitment to change the MCU landscape and establish the ARM processor-based microcontrollers as the industry standard for the 32-bit market. This will be the third introduction into NXP's ARM9 MCU family, enabling customers to select the solution that best meets their needs in terms of price, performance, features and power consumption. In July 2007 NXP acquired the Sharp BlueStreakTM microcontroller product line. The BlueStreak range features an integrated LCD interface. The NXP LPC2478 was recently nominated as the EDN Innovation Product of Year finalist in 2007.


About NXP Semiconductors

NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of USD 6.3 billion in 2007. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.

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