NXP Semiconductors NV has expanded its family of LPC546xx ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs as it shifts into volume production.

Based on customer demand, the family now extends to reach 220MHz, the highest processor performance in NXP’s line of general-purpose microcontrollers. The LPC5462x MCU is claimed to deliver the necessary performance boost for system critical tasks, such as JPEG-decoding, but without compromising power consumption, keeping active currents as low as 100µA/MHz, NXP said.

According to NXP, the MCU family is now better positioned to address the needs of the automotive aftermarket as the products are designed to meet the requirements of various consumer and industrial applications, from control panels, exercise equipment, communication hubs and sensor data aggregators to connected smart home appliances and displays. The LPC5461x MCU, with dual CAN-FD, along with features like high-speed USB and SDIO, enable a new wave of emerging applications, from vehicle telematics and tracking, to diagnostics. With a compatible CAN-FD shield and kit (OM13094), along with drivers and example code, customers are ready to get to production quickly.

20170711_NXP_LPC546 Figure 1: * Block diagram of the LPC546xx ARM Cortex-M4 MCU series.*

NXP has also expanded its initial packages to include TFBGA100 and LQFP100 in addition to the original TFBGA180 and LQFP208 package options. This is to provide customer flexibility and to broaden the application reach of the LPC546xx family of MCUs, the company noted.