Pioneered by NXP® and Embedded Artists, the LPCXpresso development platform includes low-cost LPCXpresso target boards to get you up and running quickly. Designed for simple, rapid prototyping and evaluation, LPCXpresso development boards work with the MCUXpresso or industry leading partner toolchains.

LPCXpresso boards feature:

  • An LPC target MCU
  • A connector for an external debug probe
  • Arduino Uno and Pmod shield connections for access to more off-the-shelf expansion hardware (MAX, V2, and V3)
  • mbed support (MAX and V2 boards)
  • Easy upgrade with hardware expansion baseboards, Arduino shields and Pmod boards (MAX, V2 and V3)

The target portion of LPCXpresso boards can be connected to expansion boards to provide a variety of interfaces and I/O devices. The on-board debug probe can be used to debug other targets (all board types except MAX versions).

Onboard debugger: LPC-Link and Link2

The onboard JTAG/SWD debug probe portion of an LPCXpresso board is referred to as LPC-Link, or Link2 on later boards (except MAX variants). In early LPC-Link boards, the traces between the LPC-link and the target can be cut to use the LPC-Link as a standalone JTAG debugger. On later LPCXpresso boards this can be accomplished with a simple jumper setting, enabling the LPCXpresso board to be connected to an external target and used to develop for a wide variety of NXP's Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, and Cortex-M4 based applications. LPC-Link can also support ARM7/9 based applications. LPCXpresso MAX boards have an on-board debug probe that implements the CMSIS-DAP protocol to enable their use with MCUXpresso, mbed and a range of third party tools.

Link2 debug probes can be programmed to support CMSIS-DAP or evaluation versions of SEGGER J-Link using the LPCScrypt DFU utility.

Onboard debugger: LPC-Link and Link2

The latest generation of LPCXpresso boards are an evolution of the V2 version, maintaining the Arduino UNO compatible shield connectors on the board top side, and adding additional rows of expansion connectors adjacent to them. As with V2 boards, they include an onboard LPC-Link2 based debug probe, compatible with the MCUXpresso out-of-the-box, and with other toolchains via optional firmware, including ARM CMSIS-DAP. These boards can also be configured to act as a standalone probe to allowing debugging of an external board, and the 10-pin debug connector also allows debugging of target MCU via an external probe.

LPCXpresso V2 Boards

LPCXpresso V2 boards build upon the original and highly successful V1 design. These boards provide "Arduino UNO" compatible shield connectors on the board top side, as well as a ‘standard LPCXpresso/mbed’ expansion connector (board bottom side). They also include an onboard LPC-Link2 based debug probe, compatible with the MCUXpresso out-of-the-box, and with other toolchains via optional firmware, including ARM CMSIS-DAP. These boards can also be configured to act as a standalone probe to allowing debugging of an external board, and the 10-pin debug connector also allows debugging of target MCU via an external probe.

LPCXpresso MAX Boards

Designed to provide a flexible hardware platform for low-end LPC MCUs, the LPCXpresso MAX boards comes pre-programmed for mbed compatibility. They also include an onboard CMSIS-DAP based debug probe for compatibility with a wide range of toolchains, and can also be used with an external probe. These boards provide "Arduino UNO" compatible shield connectors on the board top side, as well as a ‘standard LPCXpresso/mbed’ expansion connector (board bottom side).

LPCXpresso CD Boards

Designed to replace the original LPCXpresso board, this CMSIS-DAP (or CD) version replaces the original on-board debug probe called "LPC-Link" with a CMSIS-DAP probe implemented using an LPC11U3x MCU. The board still seamlessly connects the MCUXpresso (version 7.9 onwards required) to the target MCU via full speed USB. The target includes a small prototyping area and easily accessible connections for expansion. An RGB LED is fitted as standard, as are reset and ISP buttons for easier operation. Other features (such as peripheral connectors) are dependent on the variant used.

LPCXpresso V1 Boards

Since first introduced in 2009, the original LPCXpresso family of boards, along with the associated MCUXpresso, has reenergised the whole MCU evaluation board market. Each LPCXpresso board includes an on-board debug probe called "LPC-Link" and a target MCU. LPC-Link seamlessly connects the MCUXpresso to the target MCU via USB, and can also be modified to allow debugging of an external board. The target includes a small prototyping area and easily accessible connections for expansion. An LED is also fitted as standard, with some board variants having additional fittings such as an RGB LED, potentiometer or USB device connector.

Board Description Version
LPCXpresso54628(OM13098) The board is comprised of target GENERIC DESC device with an on-board, CMSIS-DAP / SEGGER J-Link compatible debug probe. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso54608(OM13092) The board is comprised of target LPC54608 device with an on-board, CMSIS-DAP / SEGGER J-Link compatible debug probe. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso54114(OM13089) The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso54102(OM13077) The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso43S37(OM13073) The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso4367(OM13088) The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso43S67(OM13084) The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso18S37(OM13076) The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso1125(OM13080) The LPCXpresso™ family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's Cortex-M family of MCUs. LPCXpresso V3 Boards
LPCXpresso11U37(OM13074) The LPCXpresso LPC11U37H board is an extended variant of the standard LPCXpresso V2 board, designed to allow evaluation of the LPC11U37HFBD64 and make it as easy as possible to get started with your project. LPCXpresso V2 Boards
LPCXpresso11U68(OM13058) The LPC11U68 LPCXpresso board with NXP's LPC11U68 Cortex-M0+ microcontroller is designed to make it as easy as possible to get started with your project. LPCXpresso V2 Boards
LPCXpresso1549(OM13056) The LPC1549 LPCXpresso™ board with NXP's LPC1549 Cortex-M3 microcontroller is designed to make it as easy as possible to get started with your project. LPCXpresso V2 Boards
LPCXpresso812-MAX(OM13055) The LPCXpresso812-MAX board with NXP's LPC812 Cortex-M0+ microcontroller is designed to make it as easy as possible to get started with your project. LPCXpresso MAX Boards
LPCXpresso824-MAX(OM13071) The LPCXpresso824-MAX board with NXP.s LPC824 Cortex-M0+ microcontroller is designed to make it as easy as possible to get started with your project. LPCXpresso MAX Boards
LPCXpresso845-MAX(OM13097) The LPCXpresso-MAX family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP's low-end ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs. LPCXpresso MAX Boards
LPCXpresso CD for LPC1769(OM13085) Pioneered by NXP and Embedded Artists, the LPCXpresso™ development platform includes low-cost LPCXpresso target boards to get you up and running quickly. LPCXpresso CD Boards
LPCXpresso CD for LPC11C24(OM13093) Pioneered by NXP and Embedded Artists, the low-cost LPCXpresso target boards to get you up and running quickly with LPC microcontrollers. LPCXpresso CD Boards
LPCXpresso CD for LPC1115(OM13087) Pioneered by NXP and Embedded Artists, the low-cost LPCXpresso target boards to get you up and running quickly with LPC microcontrollers. LPCXpresso CD Boards
LPCXpresso for LPC1769 (OM13000) Pioneered by NXP and Embedded Artists, the LPCXpresso™ development platform includes low-cost LPCXpresso target boards to get you up and running quickly. LPCXpresso V1 Boards
LPCXpresso for LPC11C24 (OM13012) Replaced by OM13093 LPCXpresso CD board. LPCXpresso V1 Boards
LPCXpresso for LPC1347 (OM13045) LPCXpresso™ is a new, low-cost development platform available from NXP supporting NXP's ARM-based microcontrollers. LPCXpresso V1 Boards
LPCXpresso for LPC1227 (OM13008) LPCXpresso™ is a new, low-cost development platform available from NXP supporting NXP's ARM-based microcontrollers. LPCXpresso V1 Boards
LPCXpresso for LPC11U14 (OM13014) LPCXpresso™ is a new, low-cost development platform available from NXP supporting NXP's ARM-based microcontrollers. LPCXpresso V1 Boards
LPCXpresso for LPC1115 (OM13035) No longer available; replaced by LPCXpresso1115CD (OM13087) LPCXpresso V1 Boards
LPC General Purpose Shield (OM13082) The LPC General Purpose Shield Board has been designed to complement NXP’s range of LPCXpresso MCU development boards by providing easy access to several commonly used peripherals. LPCXpresso Shields
CAN-FD shield (OM13099) The OM13099 CAN-FD shield provides a dual CAN/CAN-FD transceiver for use with CAN-enabled LPCXpresso V3-style boards. The board features the NXP TJA1059 dual transceiver, plus an RS232C transceiver. LPCXpresso Shields