With the acquisition of Freescale, NXP now has both Kinetis and LPC ARM Cortex M micro-controller families. The company has kept selling both so far, but it’s unclear whether they’ll keep developing new Kinetis MCU family in the future. There’s no such doubt about LPC family with the company having published a 2017 roadmap for ARM Cortex M0+ based LPC 800 series, and ARM Cortex M4 based LPC54000 series.
LPC800 series MCUs are promoted as 8-bit MCU alternatives, and three new models are expected next year:
- LPC84x ARM Cortex M0+ @ 30 MHz with 64KB flash, 8 to 16KB RAM available in QFN and LQFP packages.
- LPC802 ARM Cortex M0+ @ 15 MHz with 16KB flash, 2KB RAM available in TSSOP packages
- LPC804 ARM Cortex M0+ @ 15 MHz with 32KB flash, 4KB RAM available in QFN or TSSOP packages
There will be new models of the more powerful LPC54000 series:
- LPC546xx ARM Cortex-M4 @ 180 MHz with 256 to 512KB flash, 16KB EEPROM, 136 to 200KB RAM available in LQFP and TBGA packages
- LPC546xx “Flashless” ARM Cortex-M4 @ 180 MHz with 360 KB RAM available in LQFP and TBGA packages
NXP will also soon launch LPC54608 development board (OM13092) to let people evaluate the new LPC546xx MCUs.
Thanks to Nanik for the tip.