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If you haven't heard, our LPC54000 power-efficient platform is expanding to address what our 10,000+ customers have been waiting for patiently ... an extension to some of our most popular devices in the market, including LPC1700.

 

The time has come ... lead customers are developing on the LPCXpresso54608 board now!

 

By the way, our LPC54000 platform may have a different part number nomenclature compared to what you have grown to love in our existing LPC families, but in the end, it's just a part number for ordering and marking.  So let me introduce the first of a few new LPC546xx families coming very soon ....

 

LPC5460x

 

This is our Baseline HMI & Connectivity MCU family for the industrial, IoT and general embedded markets, a great starting point for your development, which is why we will being this to market first.

 

The family leverages a 180MHz Cortex-M4 and fits a sweet spot with respect to balancing power and performance.  But the it is far more than just another Cortex-M4 and also more than just an LPC1700 series upgrade.  With options for up to 512Kbyte of Flash, 200Kbyte of SRAM, 16Kbyte EEPROM, and additional memory interface options, we thinkyou will like what you see.

 

e've combined some new features, such as a 12MHz power-optimized free running oscillator, trimmed to 1% accuracy over temperature and voltage.  A 5Msps 12-bit, 12-channel ADC, along with a bunch of peripherals you have grown to love, such as FS & HS USB, CAN, Ethernet, and a Graphics Display Controller.

 

With over 21 communication interfaces, including 10 Flexible Serial Interfaces, the key for this product family is flexibility, giving you option to customize the device for your application.

 

Standby as we start going deeper into the product details and software of this new product family!!

 

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Hi!  we love staying connected with all of our LPC customers, which is why it would be great if you could follow our LPC MCU community by clicking on the link from the main forum page.  This allows us to stay better connected and ensure you always receive the latest information direct from the product line.   Portfolio updates, announcements and more will be shared, so stay tuned.  By the way, we have a few design challenges planned and definitely want to make sure you hear the latest details as they are shared.  You can stop following at any time.

 

In case you missed any of our recent portfolio and roadmap blogs, you can find the direct links below,

  1. An Update on our Microcontroller Portfolio
  2. #LPCisBACK ... are you Ready for the Relaunch?
  3. LPC Outlines MCU Roadmap for the Broad Market

 

 

 

 

I added a direct link for easy reference to the recent press release where NXP reinforced their strong commitment to the LPC portfolio and our broad market customers. 

 

NXP’s Microcontroller Business Reinforces Market Commitment with Extended Product Longevity of Key LPC Products

 

The LPC team is really excited with what is in store, so stayed tuned for the latest updates.

 

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Whooohooo  ... LPCXpresso54608 boards have arrived! ... development teams are hard at work finishing our release and preparing demos, lead customers have them in hand and we're looking good for our full market launch!  I can't wait for all of you to get a board in the coming months, so you can start developing and sharing what you have using the latest LPC MCU

 

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The LPC team is extremely excited to unveil today our new product introduction plans for the coming year.

 

But before I introduce our plans, I just want to say a few things about our team.  I am personally very proud to be part of this small, humble group of talented engineers.  We're a team of thinkers, tinkers and doers; we have a passion for innovation, creative thinking and finding ways to improve efficiency.  We come to office because we want to create something meaningful, but we're driven by seeing customers bring an application to life with our microcontroller.

 

Over the past decade, LPC has been adopted as the microcontroller of choice by tens of thousands of customers.  We have built a portfolio of products that people have come to love, and continue to come back to again and again.

 

Any success we have been fortunate enough to see has been because an engineer took a chance with LPC.  They believed in the product and put trust in us as a supplier.  We cannot thank you enough for that trust.

 

We have always had a clear focus - build products that everyone will want to use.  I guess you could say we built our portfolio around the needs of the broad market.  Sure we have won the confidence from a bunch of very large customers, but that was never our driving ambition.  Just the opposite, mass market is in our DNA.

 

So where are we going?   Back to where we started.  

The broad market.  

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We are doubling down on two areas that we believe in strongly and think help solve market challenges.

 

(1) Provide customers with a broad offering of 8/16-bit alternative microcontrollers within our Entry-level LPC800 Series, something we call the engineers toolkit.  We do this by bringing a number of new products to market over the coming year with new features and exciting innovation.  As you can see, the coming year will be busy, but certainly not the end of our ambitions.

 

(2) Leverage our Power-efficient LPC54000 Platform to bring to life a large, new family of microcontrollers, which we think follow nicely in the footstep of our most popular microcontrollers.  Starting with LPC546xx, we think you will see a lot of value in the updated peripherals, improved power and performance, added security and protection, and more.  But again, this is just the start.  When the time is right, we will outline the rest of the story.

LPC's 2017 Broad Market MCU Roadmap(click for larger version)

 

LPC is just one piece of our larger NXP microcontroller team, which includes Kinetis and i.MX.  These groups work together on various complementary programs that focus on tackling a variety of market opportunities.  We have a number of exciting ambitions planned in all of these groups, so stay tuned for continued announcements and market launches.

 

This first year has had its challenges, and I am sure that there will be more, but thank you for continuing to believe in us and our products.

LPCXpert V3.3 is the latest release of a freeware expert tool for the NXP CORTEX-M based LPC families of microcontrollers. This tool simplifies the selection of a MCU device, speeds up the creation of application code and initialization code and it supports generation of an application specific schematic symbol.

This version supports about 400 different CORTEX-M based micro controllers from NXP.

 

LPCxpert supports all phases of a development. During the MCU selection phase LPCxperts supports selection of a target MCU by providing selection features in the "MCU Select" tab. During the software implementation phase LPCxpert provides a graphical user-interface to configure the pinout (Pin-MUX) and the peripheral interfaces of the target device. LPCxpert also generates a framework of executable code that configures the Clock Generation Unit (CGU) and the peripheral interfaces of the device.

 

New and enhanced features include support for LPCopen software package from NXP. Features also include generation of a Schematic Symbol for the ALTIUM Designer and the CADSOFT EAGLE V6.2 and generation of projects for IAR Embedded Workbench (EWARM), Keil µVision and GNU C-Compilers, as well as links to Internet Sites for additional information.

 

Using LPCXpert it is possible to set the pins of each peripheral (i.e. for SPI, CAN., I2C, EMC, ETH, ...) and to configure the features of each pin (Pull-Up, Pull-Down, ...). In addition LPCxpert V3.2 also supports configuration of pre-built demo code for the LPC8xx and LPC54xxx Families of MCUs.

 

Based on the configuration LPCXpert may generate a C-Code Project or a Schematic Symbol. In addition LPCxpert saves up to 8 different pin-mux configurations and restore from up to 10 different configurations.

Additional Information and the download is available from the following Web-Site:

--> www.lpcxpert.com

The newly assembled LPC team has been working hard since day one and now, we are ready to unveil our official plans!

 

As we approach our relaunch, which starts this November, we will be sharing all of the details on this forum with our 10,000+ customers.  First up, the 2017 product roadmap ... followed by regular updates on LPC5460x, our upcoming launch, which kicks-off our busy year of product announcements and launches.

 

Our business is built on trust and innovation, which is why we want you, our followers, to hear our exciting plans first and direct from the product line.  So stay tuned and share with your friends and coworkers.

 

LPC is really proud and excited for what we have planned.  And we think you will feel the same.

 

I hope you are ready ... #LPCisBACK