NXP Releases New Family of Microcontrollers

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 28, 2020

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NXP Releases New Family of Microcontrollers

NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its LPC551x/S1x microcontroller (MCU) family.

NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its LPC551x/S1x microcontroller (MCU) family. The MCU family features low power consumption, embedded security, pin-, software-, and peripheral-compatibility to accelerate time-to-market.

Features of the LPC551x/S1x family per a company press release:

  • Over 600 EEMBC® CoreMarks® and as low as 32uA/MHz
  • Up to 150 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 core
  • Up to 256 KB on-chip flash; up to 96 KB SRAM
  • CAN FD / CAN 2.0 with MCUXpresso-based software enablement
  • Dual-USB with on-chip PHY, supporting both HS and FS modes
  • SDIO and up to 9 FlexComm interfaces (configurable as either SPI/I2C/I2S,UART)
  • Advanced security enabled with MCUXpresso software and tools:
  • SRAM PUF based device root key with added application key storage options
  • Secure boot and anti-rollback protection
  • Arm TrustZone® technology for resource isolation
  • Hardware block cipher (PRINCE) for encryption/decryption of internal flash
  • Accelerators for symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
  • Authenticated debug capabilities
  • Available in HLQFP100, VFBGA98 and HTQFP64 packages
  • LPC551x/S1x is fully supported by NXP's MCUXpresso suite of software and tools

For more information, visit: www.nxp.com/LPC551x.

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