mbed LPC1768 Development Board

NXP's mbed LPC1768 development board features memory protection unit

Image of NXP Semiconductor's mbed LPC1768 Development BoardThe mbed NXP LPC1768 board allows for the creation of prototypes without having to work with low-level microcontroller details. Therefore, a designer can experiment and iterate faster than ever. Using a browser-based IDE, software can be composed and compiled, then downloaded quickly and easily to the board’s NXP Cortex-M3 microcontroller LPC1768 using a simple drag-and-drop function.

Engineers new to embedded applications can use the board to prototype real products incorporating microcontrollers, while experienced engineers can use it to be more productive in early stages of development. The mbed tools are designed so that new ideas can be tested quickly.


ARM Cortex-M3 Core

  • 100 MHz operation
  • Nested vectored interrupt controller for fast deterministic interrupts
  • Wakeup interrupt controller allows automatic wake from any priority interrupt
  • Memory protection unit
  • Four reduced-power modes: sleep, deep sleep, power-down and deep power-down


  • 512 kB flash memory
  • 64 kB SRAM

Serial Peripherals

  • 10 / 100 Ethernet MAC
  • USB 2.0 full-speed device / host / OTG controller with on-chip PHY
  • Four UARTs with fractional baud rate generation, RS-48, modem control, and IrDA
  • Two CAN 2.0B controllers
  • Three SSP / SPI controllers
  • Three I2C-bus interfaces with one supporting fast mode plus (1-Mbit/s data rates)
  • I2S interface for digital audio

Analog peripherals

  • 12-bit ADC with eight channels
  • 10-bit DAC

Other peripherals

  • Ultra-low-power (< 1uA) RTC
  • General-purpose DMA controller with eight channels
  • Up to 70 GPIO
  • Motor control PWM and quadrature encoder Interface to support three-phase motors
  • Four 32-bit general-purpose timers/counters


  • 100-pin LQFP (14 mm x 14 mm x 1.4 mm)

Development Board

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Published: 2009-12-22