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NXP expands LPC546xx family of MCUs

13 September 2017 DSP, Micros & Memory

NXP Semiconductors has shifted into volume production for its LPC546xx family of microcontrollers (MCUs) and also added a new series to the lineup.

The ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers, introduced earlier this year, are optimised for designing high-performance GUIs. With the new LPC5462x MCU, the family now extends to reach 220 MHz, providing the necessary performance boost for system critical tasks, such as JPEG-decoding, but without compromising power consumption, keeping active currents as low as 100 μA/MHz.

Tailored to meet the requirements of various consumer and industrial applications, from control panels, exercise equipment, communication hubs and sensor data aggregators, to connected smart home appliances and displays, this MCU family is now better positioned to address the needs of the expanding automotive aftermarket.

The new LPC5461x MCU, with dual CAN-FD, along with features like high-speed USB and SDIO, enables a new wave of emerging applications, from vehicle telematics and tracking, to diagnostics. With a compatible CAN-FD shield and kit (OM13094), along with drivers and example code, customers are ready to get to production quickly.

To provide additional customer flexibility and to further broaden the application reach of the LPC546xx family of MCUs, NXP has also expanded its two initial packages, to now include TFBGA100 and LQFP100, in addition to the original TFBGA180 and LQFP208 package options.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 (0)21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com



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