LPC178x7x Cortex-M3 Microcontroller

NXP's Cortex-M3 is a next generation core that offers better performance

Image of NXP Semiconductor's LPC178x/7x Cortex-M3 MicrocontrollerNXP's LPC178x/7x is an ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontroller for embedded applications requiring a high level of integration and low power dissipation.

The Cortex-M3 is a next generation core that offers better performance than the ARM7 at the same clock rate and other system enhancements such as modernized debug features and a higher level of support block integration. The Cortex-M3 CPU incorporates a 3-stage pipeline and has a Harvard architecture with separate local instruction and data buses, as well as a third bus with slightly lower performance for peripherals. The Cortex-M3 CPU also includes an internal prefetch unit that supports speculative branches.

The LPC178x/7x adds a specialized flash memory accelerator to accomplish optimal performance when executing code from flash. The LPC178x/7x is targeted to operate at up to 120 MHz CPU frequency.

Features Applications
  • Functional replacement for LPC23xx and 24xx family devices
  • ARM Cortex-M3 processor, running at frequencies of up to 120 MHz
  • ARM Cortex-M3 built-in Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller (NVIC)
  • Multilayer AHB matrix interconnect provides a separate bus for each AHB master
  • Split APB bus allows for higher throughput
  • Cortex-M3 system tick timer, including an external clock input option
  • eMetering
  • Lighting
  • Industrial networking
  • Alarm systems
  • White goods
  • Motor control

Cortex M3 Microcontroller

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
LPC1778FBD208,551 datasheet linkIC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208LQFPLPC1778FBD208,551IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208LQFP157 - Immediate
LPC1778FBD208,551 product page link
LPC1778FET208,551 datasheet linkIC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208BGALPC1778FET208,551IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208BGA2427 - Immediate
LPC1778FET208,551 product page link
LPC1788FBD208,551 datasheet linkIC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208LQFPLPC1788FBD208,551IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208LQFP903 - Immediate
LPC1788FBD208,551 product page link
LPC1788FET208,551 datasheet linkIC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208BGALPC1788FET208,551IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 208BGA801 - Immediate
LPC1788FET208,551 product page link
SOMDIMM-LPC1788 datasheet linkBOARD FOR LPC1788 200 PIN DIMMSOMDIMM-LPC1788BOARD FOR LPC1788 200 PIN DIMM32 - Immediate
SOMDIMM-LPC1788 product page link
EA LPC177X/8X EVAL BOARDOM13001,598EA LPC177X/8X EVAL BOARD6 - Immediate
OM13001,598 product page link
DK-57VTS-LPC1788 datasheet linkKIT DEV LPC1788 5.7 VGA TOUCHDK-57VTS-LPC1788KIT DEV LPC1788 5.7 VGA TOUCH4 - Immediate
DK-57VTS-LPC1788 product page link
Published: 2011-06-20