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The 5V KE MCU series has been designed to maintain high reliability and robustness in harsh electrical noise environments primarily targeting white goods and industrial applications, but now extending its success to consumer applications where touch sensing, safety and motor control capabilities have become a “must have” in the embedded design. 


The KE1xZ MCU family provides a highly scalable portfolio of robust 5V MCUs based on the Arm Cortex -M0+ running up to 72 MHz and supporting up to 256 KB flash with a complete set of analog/digital features. The 1-Msps ADC and FlexTimer modules provide a perfect set of interfaces for BLDC motor control systems. To complement the high integration of this family, the robust Touch Sense Interface (TSI) module provides a high level of stability and accuracy to any HMI System.


Kinetis KE1xZ MCU Family Block Diagram


NXP’s touch solution helps accelerate time to market with pre-certified and tested hardware components, an optimized software environment and easy-to-use configuration tools. This solution combines specialized touch software with the TSI available on the KE15Z/16Z MCUs, along with a complete set of tools enabling designers to easily add touch to user interface applications including home appliances, smart buildings, machines for industrial control and more.


You can start your design with the FRDM-KE16Z Freedom development board which is designed to work in standalone mode or as the main board for the FRDM-TOUCH module or the FRDM-MC-LVBLDC, the Freedom Development Platform for Low-Voltage 3-Phase BLDC Motor Control, as well as any Arduino board. This Freedom board is compatible with DC 5V and 3.3V power supply and features the KE16Z MCU, a device extending the main capabilities of the KE MCU series, but with smaller memory footprint options for broad scalability. In addition, the onboard interfaces include an RGB LED, a 6-axis digital sensor, a 3-axis digital angular rate gyroscope, a temperature sensor and the CAN control and Touch Sensing interfaces supported by the KE MCU series.

Freedom Development Platform for 48MHz KE1xZ64/32 MCUs

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NXP understands that in addition to offering breakthrough innovations its ongoing investment and commitment to longevity is critical to being your trusted supplier. This paired with the continued demand and broad market use of NXP’s MCU portfolio makes it priority for us to extend the longevity1 on the following parts/families by an additional five years.


  • LPC5500 Series MCUs
  • LPC54000 Series MCUs2
  • LPC4300 Series MCUs
  • LPC4000 Series MCUs
  • LPC800 Series MCUs
  • LPC1100 Series MCUs2
  • LPC1800 Series MCUs
  • i.MX RT1010 Crossover MCUs
  • i.MX RT1015 Crossover MCUs
  • i.MX RT1020 Crossover MCUs
  • i.MX RT1050 Crossover MCUs
  • i.MX RT1060 Crossover MCUs


These additions join the many already extended from 10 to 15 years of which include:

  • KE Series
  • KL Series
  • KV Series
  • KM Series
  • LPC1700 series
  • LPC2000 series

Inspired by the passion to make the devices we interact with every day smarter, NXP drives to deliver a product to resolve your challenges, while also helping to adapt to future needs. With hundreds of devices included as part of this product longevity extension, we look forward to building a bold future together.


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1 Extension to 15 years starts from original date of launch. Visit for the complete list and details. 

2 Extension excludes LPC11C22FBD48, LPC11C24FBD48, LPC54018JxM and LPC54S018JxM.

Based on the ultra-low-power Arm Cortex -M0+ Core the LPC800 MCU series offers a range of memory, small footprint and low-pin options for basic microcontroller applications. By being fully compatible with the Cortex-M architecture and instruction set, this series efficiently handles 32-bit data, requiring less code, memory and 30% less dynamic power outperforming 8- and 16-bit MCUs.


Unique to this kind of low-end devices, the LPC800 MCU series includes a set of differentiated product features, such as an NFC communication interface, switch matrix for flexible configuration, a programmable logic unit to create combinational/sequential logic networks, capacitive touch and level shifting options along with a significant mixed signal integration bundled in a power optimized and cost-effective microcontrollers. 


The LPC800 MCU series is supported by NXP’s MCUXpresso software and tools, including an open source software development kit (SDK), an easy-to-use integrated development environment (IDE), and a comprehensive suite of system configuration tools speeding your development time. In addition, the LPC800 series is supported by free example code bundles for each peripheral, giving 8- and 16-bit MCU users a fast transition into the 32-bit world.



You can start your design today with the different options provided for the LPC800 MCU series. As an example, the LPC804 MCU family has made available the LPCXpresso804 board for the easy evaluation of this family, providing capacitive touch capabilities and the Programmable Logic Unit (PLU) enablement. Also available is a kit is comprised of three boards: the LPC804 MCU board with an onboard debug probe, a PLU shield including LEDs, switches and oscillators for quick and easy design prototyping and a five-button cap touch shield with LED indicators for each button.



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The LPC5500 MCU series, world’s first Arm Cortex-M33 based MCU series for the mass market, has introduced new levels of performance efficiency, advanced security and functionality in the MCU space. With up to 150Mhz of core frequency (dual-core options included), 32uA/MHz of active power consumption, and tightly couple accelerators for signal processing and cryptography, the LPC5500 MCU series has become a key player in consumer electronics, building control and automation, secure applications and Industrial IoT markets.


This series continues its expansion with its recent launch of the LPC552x MCU family, providing a perfect balance between performance efficiency, security and system integration for general embedded and IoT applications. The LPC552x MCU family combines the high performance efficiency of the Cortex-M33 core with multiple high-speed interfaces including USB HS & FS and SDIO, an integrated power management IC, and rich analog integration leveraging the cost-effective 40nm NVM process technology. This family is pin compatible with the previously launched flagship LPC55S6x MCU family.


LPC552x/S2x Block Diagram


To get started with the LPC552x MCU family now, NXP has made available the LPCXpresso55S28 providing an ideal platform for the evaluation and the development of your projects leveraging the LPC552x/S2x technology. This board also includes a high-performance debug probe, NXP ‘s MMA8652FCR1 accelerometer and several options for adding off-the-shelf add-on boards for sensors, connectivity, displays and other interfaces. The LPCXpresso55S28 is fully supported by the MCUXpresso software and tools, providing middleware, drivers and examples of the different features available in the LPC552x/S2x MCU Family so you can take your development rapidly to the market.



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Innovation means being first. And with more than 20 years of firsts, NXP’s MCU portfolio has grown into a powerhouse of more than 200 Arm-based MCU families scaling from low-power Cortex-M0+ to high performance Cortex-M7 crossover MCUs.


Being the first to license the Arm core in 2002 set the path for many innovations to follow, including: 

NXP MCU History of InnovationsNXP MCUs have a long legacy of ground-breaking expertise, revolutionizing the MCU landscape time and time again. But this legacy hasn’t been the result of just one person – it’s truly taken a village. From engineers, designers, to partners, distributors, customers and consumers – all of us have had a hand in writing this story. Our collective experiences and input have enabled the team to turn yesterday’s idea into today’s reality, while nurturing tomorrow’s possibilities – with a goal to help you win time and time again.


Defined by exceptional ease of use, design flexibility, advanced integration and unmatched enablement, we’re dedicated to providing you the edge in quality, selection, and price. NXP MCUs offer you the perfect platform to plan for market leadership. And together, we are reimagining our world …


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