NXP LPC8N04 - new entry level LPC800 MCU with integrated NFC
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)