March 1, 2012 -- NXP Semiconductors today released the LPC1100XL microcontroller series featuring extra-low power. With the industry's lowest active power consumption at and reduced deep sleep current below, the LPC1100XL has set a new benchmark for low-power ARM Cortex-M0 microcontrollers. Also today, NXP announced the new LPC11E00 series for space-constrained applications requiring dedicated EEPROM. The LPC11E00 extends the range of options available in the NXP Cortex-M0 portfolio, including integrated USB, CAN, Segment LCD, and now EEPROM.
About the LPC1100XL extra-low-power Cortex-M0 microcontrollers
The dramatic reductions in power consumption in the LPC1100XL are complemented by on-chip "power profiles," a unique implementation of real-time power management. Optimized for CPU performance, efficiency and lowest active current, the power profiles enable maximum operating frequency through the entire voltage range from 1.8V to 3.6V without compromising speed or functionality, making the LPC1100XL an ideal choice for all low-power 8- and 16-bit applications.
The LPC1100XL incorporates NXP's proprietary embedded flash which extends solutions to 64kBytes while incorporating 256Bytes of page erase. The 256-Byte page-erase feature significantly improves the efficiency and ease of use of the on-chip flash, allowing for seamless field updates without having to erase a large sector to write the next page.
About the LPC11E00 with integrated EEPROM
The new LPC11E00 series features 4kBytes of integrated EEPROM for space-constrained applications such as medical and industrial measuring devices. This removes the need for external serial EEPROM, saving up to 15mm² of PCB real estate and reducing electrical interconnect, while providing the added security of the microcontroller. The LPC11E00 with 10kBytes SRAM and 32kBytes Flash is a feature-rich solution and maximizes connectivity with two SSP, USART with smart card interface and I2C Fm+ and 54 GPIO pins.
The on-chip ROM in the LPC11E00 series includes a 32-bit divide library with an API interface offering several times the arithmetic performance of software-based libraries, as well as a highly deterministic cycle time combined with reduced Flash code size. Access to the 4-kByte EEPROM on the LPC11E00 is simplified with an API interface which is also integrated in on-chip ROM.
The LPC1100XL and LPC11E00 series is supported by a wide range of third-party development tools, as well as NXP's LPCXpresso development platform. LPCXpresso features a powerful Eclipse-based IDE with an intuitive NXP-designed user interface, optimized Cortex-M0 compiler and libraries. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, LPCXpresso gives designers a quick and easy way to work with the microcontrollers, enabling anyone to develop with Cortex-M0.
Key specifications for the LPC1100XL and LPC11E00
- Speeds of up to 50MHz.
- LPC1100XL - Up to 64kBytes Flash, 8kBytes SRAM.
- LPC11E00 - Up to 32kBytes Flash, 10kBytes SRAM.
- 32 vectored interrupts; 4 priority levels; dedicated interrupts on up to 13 GPIOs.
- UART (LPC1100XL), USART (LPC11E00),1-2 SSP, I2C (Fm+) as serial peripherals
- Two 16-bit and two 32-bit timers with PWM/Match/Capture.
- 12-MHz internal RC oscillator with 1% accuracy over temperature and voltage.
- Power-On-Reset (POR); multi-level Brown-Out-Detect (BOD); phase-locked loop (PLL)
- 8-channel high-precision 10-bit ADC with ±1 LSB DNL.
- Up to 54 GPIO pins (LPC11E00) and up to 42 GPIO pins (LPC1100XL).
The LPC1100XL series is available today in 48K, 56K and 64K Flash options. These devices are currently available in distribution worldwide. Additional family members and package configurations will be available at the end of Q2 2012. The LPC11E00 series is available in distribution today.
Go to the NXP Semiconductors website to find additional information.