LPCXpresso™ is a new, low-cost development platform available from NXP. It supports NXP's ARM-based LPC microcontroller, having full chip support for over 200 LPC parts. The platform is comprised of a simplified Eclipse-based IDE and low-cost target boards which include an attached JTAG debugger.
Designed for simplicity and ease of use, the LPCXpresso IDE (powered by Code Red) will provide software engineers a quick and easy way to develop their applications. The LPCXpresso target boards are jointly developed by Embedded Artists, Code Red, and NXP. Three LPCXpresso boards have been released. The first features the LPC1343 with integrated USB 2.0 Full Speed Device, while the second features the LPC1114, which is the first Cortex-M0 controller released to market. Future LPCXpresso boards with other LPC microcontrollers are planned. LPCXpresso is an end-to-end solution enabling embedded engineers to develop their applications from initial evaluation to final production.
*Latest update: NXP is proud to announce LPCXpresso for MAC OS X.
In response to the high volume of user requests, NXP and Code Red are proud to announce the immediate availability of LPCXpresso for Mac OS X. Combined with the existing Windows and Linux support, this makes LPCXpresso a true multi-platform development environment.
The LPCOpen platform supports the Xpresso toolchain with pre-configured examples for various Xpresso and other 3rd party boards. See the LPCOpen project page for more information.
NXP's low-cost development platform for LPC families.
Eclipse-based IDE using very low-cost target boards.
The target boards comes with an integrated JTAG Debugger. No need for a separate debug probe!
Easy upgrade options to full-blown suites (from Code Red) and hardware kits (from Embedded Artists).
End-to-end solution for creating applications all the way from evaluation through to production.
Evaluate, Explore, and Develop
Users can envision three stages, from evaluation to product development. During evaluation, features and peripherals of the target MCU can be easily tested with the prototyping area and with easily accessible connections on the target board. Complementing the target boards are also easy-to-use example projects and a handy Getting Started guide. To quickly explore proof-of-concepts, users can get an off-the-shelf base board from Embedded Artists that provides a variety of interfaces and IO devices. Finally, LPCXpresso users can seamlessly develop their final application by using the LPC-Link's 10-pin JTAG connector to attach any JTAG-capable custom board. This way, users can now enjoy the same user interface right from evaluation to product development.
LPCXpresso's IDE (powered by Code Red) is a highly-integrated software development environment for NXP's LPC microcontrollers, which includes all the tools necessary to develop high-quality software solutions in a timely and cost effective manner. LPCXpresso is based on Eclipse with many LPC-specific enhancements. It also features the latest version of the industry standard GNU tool chain with a proprietary optimized C library providing professional quality tools at low cost. The LPCXpresso IDE can build an executable of any size with full code optimization, and it supports a download limit of 128KB after registration.
LPCXpresso IDE Screen Shot
The LPCXpresso target boards, jointly developed by NXP, Code Red, and Embedded Artists, include an integrated JTAG debugger, so there's no need for a separate JTAG debug probe. The target portion of the board can connect to expansion boards to provide a variety of interfaces and I/O devices. The on-board JTAG debugger provides a high-speed USB to JTAG/SWD interface to the IDE, and it can be connected to other debug targets such as a customer prototype. Users can also use the LPCXpresso IDE with the Red Probe JTAG adapter from Code Red.
The LPCXpresso Development Board
The JTAG/SWD debugger portion of an LPCXpresso board is called the LPC-Link™. The LPC-Link is equipped with a 10-pin JTAG header, and it seamlessly connects to a target via USB (the USB interface and other debug features are provided by NXP's ARM9 based LPC3154 MCU). Cutting the traces between the LPC-link and the target will make the LPC-Link a stand-alone JTAG debugger. This enables the LPCXpresso platform to be connected to an external target and used to develop for a wide variety of NXP's Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, and ARM7/9 based applications.
Obtaining LPCXpresso is easy, so get LPCXpresso today!
NXP has partnered with Code Red and Embedded Artists for the LPCXpresso platform. For added flexibility and higher memory configurations, the LPCXpresso platform can easily be upgraded to include full-blown suites from Code Red and more advanced hardware kits from Embedded Artists. Please visit our LPCXpresso partners for more information.