NXP LPC8N04 - new entry level LPC800 MCU with integrated NFC (Near Field Communications)
NXP Semiconductors has announced the new LPC8N04 MCU. It’s the latest addition to the rapidly expanding LPC800 series of 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ based MCUs. Offering an integrated Near Field Communications (NFC) interface with energy-harvesting capability, the LPC8N04 MCU is optimized to address the growing need for cost-effective, short-range two-way wireless communication.
With the proliferation of NFC reader technology and rich graphical displays in today’s smartphones, combined with the open developer ecosystem of iOS and Android-based applications, the use of NFC technology has stretched beyond its original tap-to-pay intention. The LPC8N04 MCU enables developers to quickly implement broad-based solutions that leverage system diagnostics or environmental conditions for a smarter tagging experience. With the added benefit of flexible communication modes, solutions now also enable the ability to push data to an LPC8N04 MCU-based edge-node, for example in device provisioning, configuration or customization.
The LPC8N04 MCU contains multiple features, including several power-down modes and a selectable CPU frequency of up to 8 MHz for ultra-low power consumption. The peripheral complement of the LPC8N04 MCU includes 32 kB of flash memory, 8 kB of SRAM, 4 kB of EEPROM, one I2C, one SPI/SSP, and up to 12 general purpose I/O pins.
- Configurable LED strips
- Data logger
- Smart toys
- Buttonless and contactless control panels
- Contactless diagnostics
- NFC e-Locker
- Smart manufacturing
- NFC OTA (under development)