NXP's New Dual-Core Cortex-M4 and M0 MCU Redefines Digital Signal Control
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LPC4000 Family's Unique Configurable Peripheral Subsystem Allows Developers to Tailor MCU and DSP Solutions
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 1, 2010) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the LPC4000 family, the world's first asymmetrical dual-core digital signal controller architecture featuring ARM® Cortex™-M4 and Cortex-M0 processors. The LPC4000 brings the advantage of developing DSP and MCU applications within a single architecture and development environment. With this dual-core architecture and a set of unique configurable peripherals, the LPC4000 enables customers to develop a wide range of applications such as motor control, power management, industrial automation, robotics, medical, automotive accessories and embedded audio. NXP will be showcasing the LPC4000 simultaneously at electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany from November 9 to 12, and at ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, California, from November 9 to 11.
"The LPC4000 is not just another Cortex-M4. We're introducing multi-core processing to microcontroller and DSP applications," said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. "Equally important are the configurable peripherals that enable LPC4000 users to reduce the need for external ASIC functionality."
Microcontroller designers who want more efficient ways to tackle math-intensive algorithms and DSP designers who feel constrained on peripherals stand to benefit from the unique architecture of the LPC4000 family. The LPC4000 is also an excellent fit for designers who want to upgrade from an existing DSC processor.
The NXP LPC4000 family features the following components:
NXP Semiconductors, one of the first ARM partners to license the latest Cortex-M4 processor, is the only semiconductor vendor offering the full range of ARM Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 microcontroller families. The LPC4000 is the only Cortex-M4-based controller to have a pin-compatible Cortex-M3-based equivalent, allowing developers the flexibility of designing a system for a microcontroller (M3) or a DSC (M4) in the same footprint. Additional information on NXP's comprehensive portfolio of microcontrollers is available at: www.nxp.com/microcontrollers
Availability Engineering samples of the NXP LPC4000 will be available at the end of the month, with full commercial distribution starting in December 2010. The LPC4000 will be featured next week in the NXP booth at electronica in Munich (Hall A4, Stand 542) and at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara (Room 205). More information on the LPC4000 is available at: ics.nxp.com/products/mcus/cortex-m4/
About NXP Semiconductors NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has approximately 28,000 employees working in more than 25 countries and posted sales of USD 3.8 billion in 2009. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.
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