NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced the availability of the new LPC2900 series of microcontrollers based on the ARM968 core. At 125 MHz, the LPC2900 series are the fastest Flash ARM-based microcontrollers available on the market targeting industrial networking, alarm systems and motor control applications. Building on its existing LPC291x series, NXP offers seven new members with the LPC2900 microcontroller series, adding to the largest ARM Microcontroller portfolio in the market.
As well as offering customers unrivaled operating speeds and up to 768 KB of on-chip high-speed Flash, the LPC2900 series also includes several new features that are not available on any ARM968 MCU. Features such as USB Host/On-The-Go/Device, 16 KB of true EEPROM, 5V ADC, UARTs with RS485 and LIN support, Quadrature Encoder Interface and Motor Control PWMs give design engineers added performance while minimizing development time and costs.
“The LPC2900 series gives our customers even more performance for their embedded applications,” said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. “This new family of microcontrollers uses the same peripherals as the popular LPC2000 ARM7 family from NXP, making it an easy upgrade option for customers looking for additional performance in a low cost embedded system. As always, we are committed to offering our customers the broadest range of choice available in 32-bit MCUs.”
The LPC2900 series comes with an ARM968E-S industry standard RISC core operating at 125 MHz and provides high performance (1.1MIPS/MHz) with low power consumption. Additional features include full speed USB2.0 Host/On-The-Go/Device, dual CAN interfaces and two LIN masters, 16 KB true EEPROM, standard serial buses, plus a sophisticated PWM and two 3V and one 5V analog to digital converters (ADCs) that make the LPC2900 series ideal for high-performance and communication-heavy applications. The family comes with up to 768 KB embedded flash memory and up to 120 KB SRAM.
Full Speed USB2.0 Host/On-The-Go/Device
Up to 768 KB Flash
16 KB EEPROM true byte erasable
Up to 120 KB total SRAM including: Up to 56 KB SRAM and two 32 KB Tightly Coupled Memories
Two 3V 10-bit ADCs with 8-channels each
5V 10-bit ADC with 8-channels
Up to ten 32-bit timers, including the PWM timers
General Purpose Direct Memory Access (GP DMA)
2 CAN channels for industrial Gateways
3 x Q-SPI
2 x I2C-bus interfaces
16C550 UARTs with RS485 and LIN support
External Memory interface
Embedded Trace Module (ETM) and 8 KB SRAM
The NXP LPC2900 series of microcontrollers is available in October. Demos will be available at the ARM Developers Conference in San Jose from October 7-9, 2008. Additional information on the NXP microcontroller products is available at: www.nxp.com/microcontrollers
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of EUR 5 billion in 2006. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices.
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