26 Sep '12, 10am

@NXP extends iCortex based mcu range with 'drop in' M4 based parts.

Based on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, the LPC4000 mcus are said by the company to offer 'drop in' compatibility with its LPC178x and LPC177x series, as well as multiple LPC2000 microcontrollers. "These devices provide designers with a stepping stone from Cortex-M3 based families," said Gordon Cooper, NXP's international mcu product marketing manager. "We are offering a clear migration path for customers already using Cortex-M3 and ARM7 mcus." Operating at up to 120MHz, the parts feature up to 512kbyte of flash, 96kbyte of sram and 4kbyte of eeprom. Along with two analogue comparators, connectivity features include up to five uarts, three spi/ssp, and three i2c interfaces. Jan Jaap Bezemer, director of mcu marketing, added: "We are continuing to roll out mcus based on various Cortex-M cores and this strategy has been accepted to the point where other vendors have chosen to ...

Full article: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/nxp-exte...

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