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NXP MCU Families and Sub Families

Contributor I


I'm more familiar with STMicroelectronics MCUs and i'm wondering if there are HAL librairies for NXP MCUs to facilitate development ?

Sub families which use same HAL lib like that : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STM32

The goal is to get the best overwiew of all NXP MCU Families / sub families because I'm developing a shell that should be used on ALL MCU and if i could test only one MCU  for all each sub families, as for STM32 :

It would be nice !

It sounds like that this it what i'm expecting : K32 L Series: Ultra-Low Power Microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for low-leakage applications | NXP 

tell me if i'm wrong

Thanks for help.

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Hello Thibaud Guérin 


Regarding the libraries, you can find useful the Software Development Kits (SDK).  The SDK is a comprehensive software enablement package designed to simplify and accelerate application development with NXP’s LPC and Kinetis® microcontrollers and i.MX RT crossover MCUs. SDK includes production-grade software with integrated RTOS (optional), integrated enabling software technologies (stacks and middleware), reference software, and more.



On the Kinetis groups, you can find different sub-families with different characteristics, I will enumerate you these families and their fundamental characteristics.













  • KE series with Cortex-M4/M0+, these MCU's focus on industrial applications since they

maintain high-reliability and robustness in harsh electrical noise environments. More detailed information of subfamilies are found here:




  • LPC MCU's. For this series of MCU's, it is worth taking a look at each family to know its capabilities.pastedImage_10.png


You can give a look at this page to see more MCU's  Arm Microcontrollers | NXP We also have MCU's for automotive and wireless applications.


Let me know if this is helpful, if you have questions do not hesitate to ask me.

Best regards,


Contributor I

Hello Omar Anguiano,

Seems that your answer is perfect. I'll go through it in detail when I'll be back on NXP MCUs.

Thanks for you answer,

Best regards,


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