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NXP is a new independent semiconductor company (founded by Philips) with a fifty-year history of providing engineers and designers with semiconductors and software that deliver better sensory experiences for mobile communications, consumer electronics, security applications, contactless payment and connectivity, and in-car entertainment and networking.Building on its heritage in consumer research, significant R&D investment and world-class industry partners, NXP´s ´vibrant media technologies´ allow consumers to enjoy better sensory experiences - brilliant images, crisp clear sound and easy sharing of information in homes, cars and mobile devices.


Processor Families


This 80C51 family offers a complete product portfolio of OTP (One Time Programmable), ROM, and ROMless devices.  more


The LPC700 family is based on a high-performance, 6-clock 80C51 that executes instructions at twice the rate of the standard 80C51. more


The LPC54100 Series microcontrollers were designed from the ground up to deliver the industry’s best power efficiency for always-on sensor-processing applications. more


Microcontrollers for industrial control and automotive applications more

LPC4300 Digital Signal Control Dual-Core Processor

The LPC4300, at 204 MHz, is the world’s fastest ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor. The LPC4300 is the industry’s first asymmetrical dual-core DSC with a Cortex-M0 co-processor more

LPC1200 ARM Cortex-M0 Industrial Control Series

Over 50 Flash and SRAM size options with configurable peripherals optimized for energy-efficient controls and appliances.

The LPC1200 extends NXP’s 32-bit ARM microcontroller continuum and targets a wide range of industrial applications in the areas of factory and home automation, such as white goods, motor control, power conversion and power supplies. It also expands NXP’s Cortex-M0 microcontroller offering with a wide range of Flash memory sizes. LPC1200 customers can now choose the exact Flash memory size they need, ranging from 32KB to 128KB in increments of 8KB.


NXP Wireless Microcontrollers

NXP provides a complete solution for the development of IEEE802.15.4-based wireless network systems (including ZigBee Smart Energy, ZigBee Light Link, JenNet-IP and RF4CE), incorporating all the necessary hardware and software components. more
Group lineup: JN5148, JN516x


Available in low-pin-count packages, the LPC800 offers easy-to-use peripherals addressing 8-bit application requirements while providing the 32-bit capabilities and exceptional power efficiency of the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. more
Group lineup: LPC81xM, LPC82x


NXP´s new Digital Signal Control (DSC) processors, based on the ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller core, bring high  performance signal processing capabilities within the reach of the typical MCU programmer.

Group lineup: LPC408x/7x


Built around the new Cortex-M0 architecture, the smallest, lowest-power, and most energy-efficient ARM core ever developed, these MCUs are ideally-equipped for use in battery-powered consumer devices, smart meters, motor control, and more. more

LPC1000 Family of Cortex based Microcontrollers

These advanced, highly-integrated microcontrollers are based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core and are designed for embedded applications that require high performance and low power consumption in a cost-effective, 32-bit microcontroller. Operating at 80MHz from flash or RAM, these microcontrollers feature up to 256KB on-chip flash program memory and up to 64KB of SRA more

LH7 Family of ARM7-based Microcontrollers with integrated LCD controller

NXP is pleased to introduce a family of versatile, highly-integrated ARM7-based microcontrollers. These devices are ideal for a wide range of applications including industrial control, smart appliances and PDAs. more

LH7A - Family of ARM9-based Microcontrollers with integrated LCD controller

These flexible, powerful microcontrollers, based on ARM9 cores, integrate an LCD controller, so they save time-to-market for applications that use an LCD screen. Supported by comprehensive software and hardware design tools, they make it easy to create everything from cost-conscious consumer systems to advanced systems with media-rich environments. more

LPC3000 Family of ARM9 based microcontrollers

The 32-bit LPC3000 series is based on the ARM926EJ core and is the only ARM9 microcontroller that provides a vector floating-point co-processor and integrated USB On-The-Go, as well as the ability to operate in ultra-low-power mode down to 0.9V. more

LPC2000 Family of ARM7-based Microcontrollers (ARM968 for LPC2900 series)

NXP LPC2000 family offers high performance, ARM7™ core-based microcontrollers (MCUs). These small devices are designed for use in real-time embedded applications, ranging from industrial control, automotive and consumer applications, as well as any embedded application that requires high performance and low power consumption in a cost-effective 32-bit MCU. more

NXP Logic   

New AXP Low Power Logic Stimulates Engineer´s High Powered Creativity

Six months, six continents, six hundred contestants and six winners later, the results of the high-powered creativity contest were . . .well . . . logical?

This article details the unbelievable amount of creativity the contestants delivered to win thousands of dollars in prizes and made the contest a success. Read on to see who the AXP Design Contest winners were and their designs.


Articles and Publications
Configurable and Combination Logic
If you’d like to squeeze more functionality into less space, while simplifying inventory and reducing system cost, then check out NXP’s configurable and combination logic. These flexible and innovative devices give you more ways to implement logic functions, so you can potentially reduce pin count, lower system cost, and improve inventory management.
RF/IF Mixers Play a Critical Role
A mixer converts the RF power at one frequency into power at another frequency to make signal processing easier and less expensive. NXP can deliver a double balanced mixer. Read on to understand why.
LPC 4300: Two Cores, Ten Experts

In a unique experiment, ten industry experts shake out and design applications using the new NXP LPC4350 dual-core ARM® Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0 Processors.

NXP Interface Technology: Meeting the Needs of High Speed Computing

Consumers’ growing demand for high definition video, multimedia and fast data transfers with global access is driving the evolution in computing and communications technology. NXP Semiconductors addresses these challenges with the fastest multiplexer/demultiplexer switches including mux switches supporting ThunderboltTM I/O technology, level shifters and a broad selection of I2C peripherals and bus enablers.

NXP LCD Drivers

Accurate, Reliable Solutions for VA Displays in Automotive, Medical and Consumer Apps

Vertical alignment (VA) LCD displays have become very popular in automotive, in home appliances, medical and other devices requiring a clear alpha-numeric display. VA is a display technology in which the liquid crystals naturally align vertically to the glass substrate between crossed polarizers.
USB In-System Programming with the LPC1300
How to use the on-chip USB In-System Programming feature of the LPC1300 Cortex-M3 based microcontroller to update firmware in on-chip flash memory on Windows, Apple OS-X, and Linux operating systems.
Migrating from 8/16-bit to 32-bit microprocessors [pdf]
Breaking the 8/16 bit habit: higher performance at a lower cost makes 32-bit migration worth the effort.  [pdf]
How Long Will My Battery Last?
Standardized benchmarking methodology compares microcontroller power consumption in battery-powered applications  [pdf]
New Article from IQ Magazine: LPCXpresso
LPCXpresso: An Introduction to NXP’s Tool Suite for the LPC  Family [pdf]
NewArticle from IQ Magazine: Code Density
A Discussion on Code Density for the LPC1100 Microcontroller [pdf]
NXP Launches the LPC1100
IQ Magazine Interview with NXP’s Geoff Lees [pdf]
mbed (from IQ Magazine)
Rapid Prototyping for Microcontrollers.[pdf]
Inside the & tricks.
The Insider's Guide To The NXP ARM7-Based Microcontrollers (LPC21xx)
From IQ Magazine
Imroving computational efficiency while reducing power consumption in newer microcontroller generations.
From IQ Magazine
Representing a microcontroller in C
From IQ Magazine
Enhancing performance using an ARM microcontroller with zero wait-state flash


Application Notes and White Papers
UUencoding for UART ISP

The UART ISP routines used in the UART ISP aware NXP controllers require data to be encoded in the UUencode format. This application note explains how UUencode works and some basic UART ISP calls.

Application Note - AN10302 (pdf)
Using the Philips LPC2000 Flash utility with the Keil MCB2100 and IAR LPC210x Kickstart evaluation boards
Application Note - AN10324 (pdf)
Implementing Full CAN-like message handling on the LPC21xx and LPC22xx
Application Note - AN10331 (pdf)
Philips LPC2xxx family phase lock loop

The New ARM Cortex-M0   

Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Low-Power applications
Introducing the ARM Cortex-M0 from NXP, the
smallest, lowest-power, and most energy-efficient ARM
processor available. The exceptionally small silicon area,
low-power and minimal code footprint of the processor enables
developers to achieve 32-bit performance at an 8-bit price point.