- New LPC800 and LPC54000 series MCUs help ensure a robust pipeline of ARM® Cortex®-M-based devices for next-generation consumer and industrial IoT applications
- NXP announces the first of five new LPC microcontroller families slated for release this year, the LPC546xx MCU family
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (CES 2017) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is transforming how microcontrollers are used in the broad market with its new roadmap of LPC800 and LPC54000 series MCUs. These next-generation MCUs offer the ultimate in flexibility, with a robust pipeline of devices delivering advanced integration, paired with exceptional ease of use and power efficiency for tomorrow’s Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Company unveiled today the first of its new LPC MCU line, the LPC546xx MCU family, the most flexible and competitively priced option, that dramatically improves dynamic power consumption and provides advanced peripherals.
“Our extensive 2017 roadmap of LPC MCUs builds upon the more than 1 billion ARM®-powered microcontrollers already shipped to our consumer and industrial customers worldwide,” said Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general manager of the microcontroller business at NXP. “This aggressive microcontroller pipeline underscores our commitment to the longevity of the LPC platform, as well as demonstrates the significant investment we’re making to further expand our portfolio of innovative solutions.”
“In an increasingly connected world with the proliferation of smart devices, NXP is revolutionizing what the market believes is possible and is leading the industry into the next wave of power-efficient embedded applications,” said Joe Yu, VP, general manager of the low-power MPU and LPC MCU product lines at NXP. “Our latest series of microcontrollers are poised to forge a new path that will significantly change the way the market views an MCU.”
LPC800 Series MCUs: An entry-level, 8-bit alternative MCU at the right price.
Carefully designed for optimal balance between power, performance and price, LPC800 series MCUs provide the ideal solution as an 8-bit alternative MCU to help future-proof next-generation products. This low-cost 32-bit MCU provides designers with a familiar form factor for easy migration from 8-bit design and a path to lower prices. It comes packed with a rich set of features, including:
- The flexibility of NXP’s switch matrix that allows any peripheral to be paired with any pin without restrictions
- GPIO interrupt generation capability with Boolean pattern-matching capability
- Flexible PWM/Timer (also known as state configurable timer) that allows users to program PWM/timer functions to meet the needs of the application
- Direct memory access (DMA) with a comprehensive set of serial interfaces and analog integration
Later this year, NXP plans to expand this MCU series to provide developers with options for additional memory and greater levels of integration.
“At Nice, we strive to improve the quality of life for our customers by simplifying everyday experiences through automation,” said Lauro Buoro, chairman of Nice SpA. “Turning this vision into a reality requires a supplier that can anticipate market changes to stay ahead of the technology curve. With NXP’s LPC800 portfolio and roadmap, we are confident that they understand clearly the rapid move from proprietary 8-/16-bit architectures toward Cortex-M0+ based MCUs. We have no doubt that LPC will continue to stay ahead of the market and be well-positioned to support our long-term, entry-level MCU requirements.”
LPC54000 Series MCUs: A mainstream series for everyone.
The LPC54000 series takes the best of the ARM® Cortex®-M3-based LPC1768, refining its features to deliver the ultimate balance in performance and scalability. This Cortex-M4-based MCU series offers state-of-the-art power efficiency and extreme design flexibility with its communication interfaces, accurate low power internal oscillator and a fast five Msps ADC.
Announcing the LPC546xx MCU Family
Representing the first of five new LPC product introductions planned for this year, the LPC546xx MCU family is tailored to meet the requirements of various consumer and industrial applications from the automotive aftermarket, to industrial control panels, connected smart home appliances, data concentrators and communication hubs. Additional features include:
- Wide dynamic range for performance scalability from very low frequencies to 180 MHz. This allows a user to optimize an applications power consumption by completing complex tasks faster.
- 21 communication interfaces and advanced integration, including Ethernet/cloud connectivity, full-speed and high-speed USB with integrated physical transceiver, SDIO and smart card interface.
- Dual CAN FD controllers increasing bandwidth with higher data rates and larger payloads
- Integrated 1024x768 graphics display controller with industry-wide support
- External memory bus
- Quad SPI Flash interface with replacement policy buffers that allows execution in place.
- Peripherals optimized for audio applications, supporting PDM-to-PCM conversion for voice recognition and fractional PLL for USB audio bridging.
“By combining LPC microcontrollers with our TouchGFX software framework, customers worldwide have been able to enrich their embedded IoT and display applications with sophisticated graphics and animations,” said Jørgen Mygind, TouchGFX business development manager, Draupner Graphics. “Now, with the release of the LPC54608 device, we see incredible market potential for next-generation embedded GUI applications, helping customers break through today’s barriers on the quest for improved power-efficiency.
The LPC546xx MCU family is scheduled for mass production with full market availability in March 2017. This marks the first of five new LPC microcontroller families NXP plans introduce this year. The additional LPC54000 and LPC800 microcontrollers are expected to release in Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2017. View the LPC 2017 roadmap here. Follow us at LPCmu.org, and go to NXP.com/LPC54000 / NXP.com/LPC800 for more detailed product information.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 44,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
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