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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.



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






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.  



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:


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

Dear LPC and Kinetis customers, partners and enthusiasts,


It has been roughly 9 months since LPC and Kinetis merged under the new NXP. Both LPC and Kinetis teams are now under the same business line. Everyone has been working diligently to make sure the basic infrastructures are not broken and customers using either LPC or Kinetis are well supported.


We hope word has gotten out that both product families are doing well.  We have you to thank.


Which Family will Survive the Merger?

The answer is simple.  Both.


Over the past 9 months, both families have been introducing new products to the market and more are under way. Both LPC and Kinetis are the top 5 ARM-based MCU vendors and both have continued to grow. Our competitors have been hoping we will sacrifice one family after the merger, but we haven’t. Investments have continued on both product lines.  


You will see the fruits of our labor in the coming months with exciting new products coming your way.


In the long run, we intend to bring the best of both families together for an even stronger ARM-based portfolio, which we plan to share a future glimpse during the next post.  Apologizing in advance for not showing more, but we don’t want our competition to know everything we're doing.


Will NXP continue the Longevity Program?

Yes. Please continue to use your favorite LPC and Kinetis devices for your projects. We will continue to honor our longevity program and look for ways to strengthen it. We are in it for the long haul.


And if you didn't see our recent Longevity press statement, please check it out here, 

NXP Semiconductors :: Press Release 


Will the development tools merge?

Similar to our hardware strategy, we will continue to support our existing software platforms as well as enable our customers with strong tool partners, who like NXP, are committed to support both families.


As with our hardware strategy, we have brought together the software teams and using their combined strength to help weave together our products and shape our future. Plans are in motion, with some big announcements coming soon.  I think you will like what you see.


Thank you.

As with any merger, not all things go smoothly, but we are committed to make things better as we march forward with a stronger MCU portfolio. We appreciate your patience and loyalty to these great products.

For those LPC users who are new to CAN bus, our partners Embedded Systems Academy have scoured the old LPCWare content and newer NXP Community postings to create an extensive set of FAQs. You can use the Community search facility to help find your answers or just browse (select the CAN category to filter down to just this topic). Enjoy!

Just released, this new app note is essential reading for power-conscious LPC fans using the flashless version(s) of the LPC1800 series. The new Low Power Modes and wake-up times application note (AN11853) is available here:

This application note introduces the various low power modes of the LPC18x0, the steps required to enter the low power modes, wake-up implementation, and helpful hints to reduce power consumption.
This application note also provides a software example to enter the low power modes, and demonstrates how to measure the power consumption using a Keil MCB1800 board.

Here in the LPC team we are really excited re-energizing the LPC800 family and are working hard to help customers who want to make the transition from 8 and 16-bit MCUs to the Cortex M0/M0+. To this end we've created code bundles which consist of software examples to teach users how to program the peripherals at the basic level. The examples provide register level peripheral access, and direct correspondence to the memory map in the User Manual. Examples are concise and accurate explanations are provided within the readmes and comments in source files. LPC81x and LPC82x example code bundles are available now, ready for use with LPCXpresso, Keil and IAR, and easily portable to any development toolchain. I've posted some direct links below, but remember you can find these by looking under the Software & Tools tab from the product page of the LPC8xx you are using. Enjoy!






Well folks, the resurgence of LPC continues! I'm pleased to let you know the LPCOpen packages for LPC43xx have been updated, fixing a bunch of issues and improving/correcting the readmes for the examples. In case you didn't know, we have all the LPCOpen packages on the LPC site now; you can find them using the search box, from the part page (under the Software tab) or from the board page. Look out for more LPCOpen package updates over the coming months. The updates are for the currently available LPC43xx boards from NXP (LPCXpresso43xx boards, Keil MCB4357, NGX Xplorer4337 and Hitex LP4350).