NXP Semiconductors has launched its latest family of ARM® Cortex®-M0+ microcontrollers, dramatically extending the versatility of its popular LPC800 series by providing more analogue features, more serial interfaces, larger memory capacity and greater data throughput.
The new LPC820 series shares the power efficiency and timing capabilities of existing LPC800 microcontrollers. The 30MHz ARM Cortex-M0+ core draws as little as 90μA/MHz in Active mode. Five power modes and power profile APIs give designers simple means to perfect their run-time power schemes.
In addition, the LPC820 series MCUs provide twice as many serial connections as previous LPC800 devices. These include three I2C interfaces, ideal for digital sensors, two serial peripheral interfaces, four UARTs and up to 29 GPIOs connected via a switch matrix. With up to 32kbytes of Flash and 8kbytes of SRAM, the memory provision in the LPC820 is large by comparison with competing MCUs based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core.
In addition, the availability of an 18-channel DMA engine enables the core to offload data-intensive tasks, providing for better throughput and power efficiency.
- IoT end-nodes
- Sensor gateways
- Basic motor control
- Thermostats and home-environment monitoring devices
- Toys and models
- Home and building automation
- Industrial controls
- Server and rack monitoring
- Wearable fitness productsy
- 105°C maximum operating temperature
- LPCOpen software development platform Switch matrix tool for flexible I/O pin configuration