RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of the new NXP LPC11U24 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M0 based mbed embedded development board for low-risk and rapid professional prototyping of microcontroller-based systems.

The NXP LPC11U24 microcontroller is particularly suitable for prototyping low-cost USB devices, battery-powered applications and 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M0 based designs. It is packaged as a small DIP form-factor convenient for prototyping with through-hole PCBs, stripboards and breadboards, and includes a built-in USB drag ‘n’ drop flash programmer. The mbed microcontrollers are supported with an online tools platform available at both and that provides experienced embedded developers with a productive environment for building proof-of-concepts.

For developers new to 32-bit, mbed is an accessible way to build projects with the backing of libraries, resources and support shared in the developer community, including: a lightweight online compiler for instant access to a working environment on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X; a C/C++ SDK (Software Development Kit) for high-level programming of peripherals; in addition to a wealth of libraries and code examples.

The NXP LPC11U24 MCU runs at 48MHz and device peripherals include 32KB of flash memory, up to 8kB of SRAM data memory, configurable Full-Speed USB 2.0 device controller; one Fast-mode Plus I2C-bus interface, two SPI interfaces, UART, six ADCs (Analogue-to-Digital Converters) and 54 GPIO (General-Purpose I/O) pins.

“Now available at RS, this new NXP MCU based mbed board delivers rapid prototyping for USB devices and battery-based applications”, said Mark Cundle, Technical Marketing Manager for RS Components. “In conjunction with the support available via the mbed community, the package provides beginners and experienced embedded developers alike with everything they need to start a low-cost 32-bit design based around the ARM Cortex-M0 core.”

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