San Jose, Calif. & Eindhoven, NetherlandsNXP Semiconductors announced the LPC1700 series, calling it the industry's fastest microcontroller (MCU) family based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
Running at speeds up to 100 MHz, the LPC1700 series of MCUs operates from 28 to 64% faster than any competitive Cortex-M3 MCU available on the market today, NXP said. This performance allows the LPC1700 series to operate the high-bandwidth communications peripherals such as Ethernet, USB On-The-Go/Host/Device, and CAN simultaneously without bottlenecks.
The LPC1700, based on the new Cortex-M3 Revision 2 core, adds tightly integrated power control, including a Wake-up Interrupt Controller (WIC) that allows for efficient entry into and exit from lowest power sleep states.
Further, the LPC1700 is pin-to-pin compatible with the ARM7-based NXP LPC2300 series. This compatibility allows customers to evaluate both the Cortex-M3 and ARM7-based products in the same socket and to choose the right MCUs for their applications. The LPC1700 series targets a wide range of applications, including eMetering, lighting, industrial networking, alarm systems, white goods and motor control.
Pricing: $2.49 to $4.75 in 10ku volumes.
Availability: Engineering samples will be available starting in December 2008.
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NXP Semiconductors, www.nxp.com