LPCXpresso Base Board
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LPCXpresso Base Board

The LPCXpresso Base board makes it possible for you to get started with experiments and prototyping immediately. The Base board can also be used together with the mbed module. More information about mbed can be found at mbed

It is possible to buy the Base board combined with the LPCXpresso board. The LPCXpresso kit reduces the price with 7 EUR compared to if you buy the parts separately.


This Base Board can be bought in a kit together with a LPCXpresso LPC1xxx board for a discounted price.


LPCXpresso Base Board

Common features • Socket for LPCXpresso and mbed module
• 50 pin expansion dual row pin list connector (male, 100mil pitch) for simple connection external designs and to a logic analyzer
• 50 pin expansion dual row header connector (female, 100mil pitch) for simple connection to breadboard
• Battery powering (small coin battery)
• USB interface
• Reset pushbutton
Digital IO • RGB-LED (can be PWM controlled)
• 5-key joystick switch
• 2 pushbuttons, one for activating bootloader
• Rotary switch with quadrature encoding (timer capture)
• Temperature sensor with PWM output (timer capture)
Analog IO • Trimming potentiometer input (analog input)
• PWM to analog LP-filtering (PWM output and analog input)
• Speaker output (PWM output)
• Oscilloscope probe inout stage
Serial bus - SPI • Shift register driving 7-segment LED
• SD/MMC memory card interface
• Dataflash SPI-NOR flash
Serial bus - I2C • PCA9532 port expander connected to 16 LEDs
• 8kbit E2PROM
• MMA7455L accelerometer with I2C interface
• Light sensor
Serial bus - I2C/SPI shared • SC16IS752 - I2C/SPI to 2xUART bridge; connected to RS232 full-modem interface and one expansion UART
• 96x64 pixel white OLED (alternative I2C/SPI interface)
Serial bus - UART • USB-to-serial bridge, with automatic ISP activation
• RS422/485 interface
• Interface socket for XBee RF-module
Specific LPC1768 (incl mbed) support • CAN bus interface (can be simulated with LPCXpresso LPC1114/LPC1343)
• Ethernet RJ45 connector with integrated magnetic
Dimensions 150 x 180 mm
Power Powered via USB (+5V)


Documentation and Resources

The following resources are available for download either directly below or from our support site after registration of the LPCXpresso Base Board.



Sample Software Disclaimer

Project files exist for NXP's LPCXpresso Software Development toolkits.

  • Android Open Accessory (AOA) Demo
  • MCU Drivers
    • ADC
    • Clock Config
    • GPIO
    • I2C
    • SSP (SPI)
    • Timer16, Timer32
    • UART
  • Base Board Peripheral Drivers
    • Accelerometer
    • I2C-EEPROM
    • SPI-Flash
    • 5-key Joystick
    • 7-segment Display
    • Light Sensor
    • OLED Display, including simple Graphics Library
    • PCA9532 (LEDs)
    • RGB LED
    • Rotary Switch
    • Temperature Sensor
    • UART2 (I2C/SPI to UART, SC16IS752)
    • FAT File System for MMC/SD card (ChaN Fat FS Module)
  • Sample Applications
    • Rotary switch controls 7-segment display
    • Reading and writing to EEPROM
    • Joystick controlling LEDs (PCA9532)
    • Listing content on a FAT formatted MMC/SD card
    • Values from light sensor, temperature sensor, accelerometer and trim potentiometer are written to the OLED display
    • Joystick controlling RGB LED
    • Speaker - Playing tones
    • Speaker - Playing WAV file
    • Reading and writing to SPI-Flash
    • Reading from UART1 and writing to UART2 (and vice versa)
    • Trying to contact an XBee module. Result printed on OLED display
    • Values from the BNC is written to the OLED display
    • NXP's USB Mass Storage Device example (LPC1343 and LPC1769)
    • NXP's ROM based SB Mass Storage Device example (LPC1343)
    • NXP's USB HID example (LPC1343)
    • NXP's ROM based USB HID example (LPC1343)
    • NXP's USBHostLite (LPC1769)

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