NXP LPC1100 ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontrollers

The NXP LPC1100 is a family of ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers. According to NXP, the LPC1100 is the lowest-priced 32-bit MCU solution in the market. Recommended distribution unit pricing in 10,000 piece quantities for the 33-pin package is: LPC1111FHN33/101 at US$0.65, LPC1112FHN33/101 at $0.75, LPC1113FHN33/201 at $0.85, and LPC1114FHN33/201 at $0.95, with Flash sizes of 8K, 16K, 24K and 32K respectively. In addition, 48-pin LPQFP and PLCC44 packages will be available for socketed applications. The NXP LPC1100 family will be available in early December 2009.

NXP LPC1100 MicrocontrollersNXP LPC1100 Microcontrollers Features

  • 50 MHz Cortex-M0 processor with SWD/debug (4 break-points)
  • 32 Vectored Interrupts; 4 priority levels; Dedicated Interrupts on up to 13 GPIOs
  • UART, 1 or 2 SPI, I2C (FM+); 2 16-bit and 2 32-bit timers with PWM/Match/Capture
  • 12MHz Internal RC Oscillator with 1% accuracy over temperature and voltage
  • Power-On-Reset (POR); Multi-level Brown-Out-Detect (BOD); 10-50 MHz Phase-Locked Loop (PLL)
  • 8-channel high precision 10-bit ADC with ±1LSB DNL
  • Up to 28 or 42 fast 5V tolerant GPIO pins for HVQFN33 and LQFP48 respectively, high drive (20 mA) on select pins
  • Single 1.8 – 3.6V power supply; over 5kV ESD for rugged applications

With over 45 DMIPS of performance compared to the sub-DMIP performance typical of 8-bit MCUs and 3 – 5 DMIPS for 16-bit MCUs, the LPC1100 can not only execute basic control tasks but also sophisticated algorithms, making even the most complex tasks within reach. Shorter time to do more tasks translates directly into lower energy consumption. This level of performance is delivered at 50 MHz, with extensive power optimization, at less than 10 mA.

Completely shattering the myth that 8/16 bit microcontrollers use less code, industry standard Coremark benchmarks dramatically illustrate that the LPC1100 requires 40-50 percent smaller code for most common microcontroller tasks.

Future product features will include: Ultra Low Power options, CAN, 12-bit ADC and DAC, temperature sensor, high resolution timer features, and advanced sensor interface.

With 15 members initially, the LPC1100 family offers a seamless entry point for any 8/16-bit customers looking to start with the scalable ARM architecture throughout their entire range of product development. The LPC1100 family is supported by development tools from IAR, Keil, Hitex, Code Red, and many others. NXP will also offer an easy to use, comprehensive development tool platform for under US$30.

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