Omar Cruz

LPC5500 MCU Series: Innovation, Efficiency, Security and More!

Blog Post created by Omar Cruz Employee on Dec 9, 2019

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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