The new media development board featuring the NXP LPC4357 dual-core ARM processor device is the result of collaboration between element14 and NXP to deliver a low-cost, media device suitable for development of embedded applications. The board delivers a unique combination of dual-core processing power based on the ARM Cortex-M4 architecture and media-friendly peripheral features, all at a low price which makes the board accessible to both professional engineers and hobbyists.
The NXP LPC4357-EVB development board is priced at less than $100 and is available exclusively from element14. The board is built around the NXP LPC4357 which delivers a versatile dual-core configuration using an ARM Cortex-M4 MCU with an ARM Cortex-M0 as a co-processor. This is the first ARM Cortex board at this price point to deliver dual-core performance and media interface features including 1MB of dual-bank Flash, high speed USB host and device, an LCD interface, SD card and more.
The NXP LPC4357-EVB board from element14 features the 256 Mb Spansion FL-S quad I/O serial Flash memory. The Spansion non-volatile memory product offers high density coupled with the flexibility and fast performance required by embedded multimedia applications. The QSPI Flash is connected to the LPC4357’s unique SPI Flash Interface which allows the M4 or the M0 core to execute from the QSPI or access large tables of data or images.
This development board includes peripherals well-suited for development of multi-media, audio, medical, industrial control and motor control applications and provides ideal rapid prototyping opportunities for hobbyists and game console designers. Features of this board include a three-axis accelerometer, a joystick, an LCD interface for a QVGA LCD module (sold separately), an audio codec and audio jacks, five user input switches, and a user LED. Board connectivity features provide two USB ports, and serial general purpose I/O interface. The board also provides a 32MB external SDRAM. Power is provided through USB or by an external 5V DC power supply. The board solution is also supported by application software and firmware drivers for the peripherals.
“We are very pleased to announce the launch of the NXP LPC4357-EVB development platform from element14,” said David Shen, Chief Technical Officer, element14. “This development board is proof of the success of our strategy to offer designers the latest devices from top suppliers like NXP and Spansion in order to provide engineers with unique solutions that make it easier for them to prototype and build next generation electronics using best-in-class technologies.”
The NXP LPC4357-EVB board from element14 is available for order immediately and boards will be shipped at the beginning of December. This media platform is available exclusively from element14.