NXP's new LPC800-MAX board available for 1 Euro

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NXP have informed me that due to overwhelming response, all the vouchers have now been redeemed.

The board is now available for purchase directly from Embedded Artists or from your local NXP authorized distributor. If you did receive a voucher but have not used it yet, note that it is only valid until 30th of October 2013!

NXP have announced the availability of the mbed enabled NXP LPC800-MAX board, along with a promotion to make the hardware available for just 1 Euro.

The LPC800-MAX is based on NXPs LPC812, a Cortex-M0+ that is aimed at 8/16 applications where additional functionality and performance is required. The board is primarily an Arduino compatible form factor, but as the LPC812 has a full crossbar for IO routing it can also support the standard pinouts for LPCXpresso and the mbed DIP form factor.

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Visit NXPs LPC800-MAX promotional site for more details on the offer :

To enable as many projects as possible, the LPC800-MAX board includes additional analog (A/D and D/A) and digital GPIO provided by I2C devices. These parts are likely to find their way into many designs based on the LPC800-MAX reference design, and so we want to encourage a good quality Component Database entry for each.

The Component Database is a feature we introduced recently to host reusable libraries for different hardware, middleware and IoT services that you can use with ARM Microcontrollers. These components can be used as building blocks for quickly developing prototypes and products.

Components and the associated libraries, examples and documentation are created and added to the database by mbed developers, component manufacturers and service providers. The goal is to create a canonical database of rock-solid code and resources for every useful component that can be used with ARM microcontrollers.

As an incentive to get these I2C parts into the Component Database, NXP have provided a few boards that we can give away in exchange for making the entry. If you would like to make the entry for one of these parts, please email support@mbed.org providing :

  • Name
  • mbed User name
  • Full postal address
  • Contact phone number (needed by Fed Ex)

We're looking forward to seeing what the mbed community does with the LPC800-MAX - feel free to post to the forum to show everyone what you've been doing!

8 comments on NXP's new LPC800-MAX board available for 1 Euro:

11 Sep 2013

Olimex, maker of development boards and tools, does not like the new LPC800-MAX board it seems. The article is factually incorrect in claiming that the mbed compiler is closed source. Otherwise, I think the criticism is a bit harsh and seeks to promote their own agenda. What do others think? http://olimex.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/what-happens-when-the-engineers-listen-to-the-marketing-managers-or-why-arduino-cant-be-killed-by-all-these-new-arduino-killer-boards/

12 Sep 2013

Well the compiler itself is closed source, although the libraries behind it are of course opensource. Personally I wouldn't know why you would care the compiler is closed source: plenty of options to go to alternative compilers with your mbed code if you want to do that for whatever reason, and it is something that should just work. The mbed libraries being open source are nice, so you can see what they do.

You see such things more often, it is nice of course when people are passionate about something, but people like him are pretty much obsessed by it and attack everything else, thats the internet ;).

12 Sep 2013

Selling at 1 Euro and giveaways are promotions we must applaud.

Too bad he can't see the real benefit of different open source communities.
We learn from each other and port existing code between communities.

A while ago, I thought we could even benefit from an inter-community setup (how it should be set up needs to be defined). It would make it easier to find out what libraries are available/being developed on other communities and, most important, prevent that 2 or more people are working on the same code at the same time - they could join forces and obtain better results in a shorter timeframe.
Even though the development happens on different platforms, there always will be a common part.
If more people tend to think like him, I can expect a massive opposition to this idea.

I also don't know if manufacturers would oppose to this idea as each website needs to be modified to easily browse through the 'competitor's' open source libraries.

As Erik mentioned, don't be obsessed by just one solution, also look at others. That's the real power of ALL open source communities.
Perhaps that guy already 'borrowed' code from other communities to use it in the Arduino community?.......

15 Sep 2013

Hi,

Thought you might be interested in this slide from my first ever mbed presentation (before it was a real project!):

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It was about 5 or 6 years ago, so I really like some of the Olimex comments in there (e.g. experts say in 5 years ARM will replace 8051 in many applications); i think he gets a lot right! It is great that Olimex helps make this technology accesible to more people.

You never know; Olimex could start using the mbed HDK/mbed CMSIS-DAP interface to allow their ARM development boards to work with all ARM toolchains without any extra hardware, and allow everyone choose what ARM toolchain they want to use and take advantage of the SDK and Component libraries for their boards!

Simon

17 Sep 2013

Just ordered one for 1 Euro. Really great price. I've used the LPC800 minikit before, I wonder how the multiplexing works from the mbed IDE.

25 Sep 2013

@First Last

Hello, I tried out the free PLC800 mini kit and I'am interested in the lpc-800 Max due the better debugging options.

However I can't find a site where I can order such board. Can you please tell me how you have ordered the board ?

TIA

10 Oct 2013

HI All,

NXP have informed me that due to overwhelming response, all the vouchers have now been redeemed.

The board is now available for purchase directly from Embedded Artists or from your local NXP authorized distributor. If you did receive a voucher but have not used it yet, note that it is only valid until 30th of October 2013!

Cheers, Chris

30 Oct 2013

I like we can use IDE online For the first time I have used ARM based NXP LPC-800 in 1 Euro.

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