NXP has joined the Nucleus Innovate Program with its line of LPC ARM Cortex M4 family of microcontroller devices. The first Nucleus BSP available for NXP will be on the Hitex LPC4350 evaluation board. Just to mention a few of the onboard goodies, the LPC4350 has speeds up to 204MHz, USB, LCD, Ethernet with 1MB FLASH and 264kb SRAM, making the LPC3450 a very capable development platform. Moreover, the LPC4350 offers advanced power options enabling customers to leverage the Nucleus Power Management Framework for portable devices.
The LPC4300 is a dual-core MCU (Cortex M4 and M0) with built in IPC making it ideal for customer building applications such as motor control, industrial automation, robotics, medical, automotive accessories and embedded audio. Mentor and NXP are collaborating to introduce a number of new Nucleus BSPs for popular LPC1800, LPC4000 and LPC4300 evaluation boards. In addition to the TI and STMicroelectronics Nucleus BSPs currently available, this gives customers a greater selection of BSPs available for free under the Nucleus Innovate Program.
The Nucleus Innovate Program is targeted to small companies with revenues of less than $1mil. Qualified companies will receive free licenses for the popular Nucleus RTOS and Sourcery CodeBench IDE tools. The program is designed to promote low-cost innovation by giving startups and entrepreneurs access to commercial software from Mentor Embedded. For more information, visit the Nucleus Innovate Program webpage.