New Product Introduction

NXP LPC54S0xx interfaces for IoT applications

Offering flashless design and security integration, the LPC540xx/LPC54S0xx family of MCUs combines a 180 MHz Cortex®-M4 core with a power-efficient and unique architecture

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Offering flashless design and security integration, the LPC540xx/LPC54S0xx family of MCUs combines a 180 MHz Cortex®-M4 core with a power-efficient and unique architecture, advanced HMI and flexible communication peripherals for real-time performance in the next-generation IoT. Featuring flexibility with a quad SPI flash interface, CAN, graphic LCD and up to 11 channels for FlexComm, this family provides the ability to adapt as requirements change. Compatibility within the LPC54000 series provide a seamless migration path for increasing processing power and additional advanced peripherals.


Key features

  • Real-time Performance and Extremely Low Active Power
  • Advanced security capabilities including SRAM PUF for Key Generation and Storage
  • Advanced HMI & Flexible Communication Peripherals
  • Comprehensive Enablement


Additional features

Extremely Low Active Power with 180MHz Performance and Security

  • Arm Cortex-M4 core running up to 180MHz with active modes of 120 μA/MHz
  • SRAM PUF for Key generation and storage
  • Secure Boot
  • AES engine, SHA-2

Advanced HMI & Flexible Communication Peripherals

  • Up to 21 flexible communication peripherals to interface with memory, connectivity modules, and a variety of sensors
  • Numerous wake-up sources, ample timers
  • Integrated TFT control allows to keep the overall cost and complexity to a minimum

Comprehensive enablement

  • Complimentary MCUXpresso IDE and Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Integration of Segger’s emWIN Graphics Library into SDK
  • Faster time to market with comprehensive development hardware and reference designs



  • Industrial, Building, Energy, General Embedded
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Industrial control devices
  • PLC
  • Data Aggregator & Comms Hub
  • Building control & automation
  • HVAC control

Available tools 

LPCXpresso54S018 Board (LPC54S018-EVK)

The LPC54S018-EVK development board has been designed to enable evaluation of and prototyping with the LPC54S0xx MCU devices leveraging the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4 core and the advanced security capabilities featured in the LPC54S0xx MCU family. The board is comprised of target LPC54S018 device with an on-board, CMSIS-DAP / SEGGER® J-Link compatible debug probe. The onboard probe is compatible with MCUXpresso IDE and other leading toolchains such as those from Keil™ and IAR®. The board is also equipped with a standard 10-pin header enabling the use of 3rd party debug probes. In addition to standard LPCXpresso V3 features, this board includes a complete set of peripheral interfaces to enable developers to fully explore the capabilities of LPC54S0xx devices.

MCUXpresso configuration tools and extensive SDK drivers/examples, including the examples for the security features supported in the LPC54S0xx MCU devices, are available for the board at


  • LPC54S018 microcontroller
  • Onboard, high-speed USB, Link2 debug probe with CMSIS-DAP and SEGGER J-Link protocol options
  • UART and SPI port bridging from LPC54S018 target to USB via the onboard debug probe
  • Support for external debug probe
  • 3 x user LEDs, plus Reset, ISP (3) and user buttons
  • Multiple Expansion options, including Arduino™ UNO and PMod
  • Built-in power consumption measurement for target LPC54018 MCU
  • Winbond 128Mb W25Q128JVFIM Quad-SPI flash
  • Winbond 128Mb W9812G6JB-6I SDRAM
  • Knowles SPH0641LM4H digital microphone
  • Full size SD/MMC card slot
  • NXP MMA8652FCR1 accelerometer
  • Stereo audio codec with line in/out
  • High and full speed USB ports with micro A/B connector for host or device functionality
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ45 connector)
  • Optional 480x272 capacitive touch TFT LCD screen (available separately)


There is also an accessory LCD board that customers can buy separately.  It is a 4.3” display, part number RK043FN02H-CT.