EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS & SAN JOSE, USA: NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the release of the LPC82x family of microcontrollers, dramatically extending the versatility of the ARM Cortex-M0+-based LPC800 Series for use in today's highly connected, sensor-dense and IoT designs.
With double the memory (over the LPC81x family), a new 1.2 Msps ADC, DMA, and triple the serial connectivity, the LPC82x family makes it easy for embedded developers to meet the growing requirements for a better, smarter user experience in their next-generation product designs -- from connected thermostats, environment monitoring devices, home and building automation products, and lighting controls, to server and rack monitors, wearable health/fitness devices, toys, models, and more.
Versatile connectivity equips the LPC82x family to handle a wide range of microcontroller functions with exceptional power efficiency. As a sensor gateway, it efficiently connects to and concentrates data from multiple analog and/or digital sensors.
For IoT connectivity, the LPC82x family is a space and power-efficient solution for local area or cloud connectivity via myriad wireless protocols such as NFC, Bluetooth Smart (BTLE), ZigBee® or WiFi. For human machine interface (HMI) applications, the LPC82x family offers efficient sensor interface and data aggregation for capacitive or mechanical touch, swipe, and gesture front ends. It is also a space efficient solution for motor control applications such as fan control.
"Combining sensor-derived features such as location, environment or user condition, with smart connectivity – whether local or cloud – unleashes designers to reimagine how users interact with their products," said Ross Bannatyne, GM, mass market microcontroller product line, NXP.
"The new LPC82x microcontroller family gives embedded developers an incredibly power and space efficient solution for innovating new generations of smarter, connected products in an unlimited range of applications and industries."