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LPC800 MCU Series: Entry-level 8-bit alternative MCUs, Priced Right 

Blog Post created by Omar Cruz Employee on Dec 12, 2019

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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