DSP, Micros & Memory


Fastest ARM7-based microcontroller claimed

2 November 2005 DSP, Micros & Memory

Royal Philips Electronics' new LPC210x series, based on the ARM7 TDMI-S architecture, can operate at speeds up to 70 MHz (63 MIPs), 10 MHz faster than the current fastest ARM7 MCUs on the market, according to the company. Philips has added the LPC2101, LPC2102 and the LPC2103 to its popular LPC2000 MCU family. The MCUs' feature fast I/O capabilities, which allow bit-toggling at a speed of 17,5 MHz, four times faster than other ARM MCUs on the market, claims Philips. In addition, innovative power management features allow power-down mode current consumption - with the realtime clock running - to be less than 10 μA. On-board communication peripherals include two 16C550-compatible UARTs, two fast I²C-bus interfaces, two SPI/SSP interfaces, four timers with PWM capability and a 10-bit ADC. Based on ARM7, the LPC2000 family offers users comprehensive tools and development support environments from traditional 8-bit and 32-bit partners.



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