mbed Microcontrollers

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The mbed Microcontrollers are a series of official mbed prototyping modules based on the mbed HDK. They provide fast, flexible and low-risk and professional rapid prototyping solutions to jump-start your design.

They are packaged in a 40-pin 0.1" DIP form-factor convenient for prototyping with solderless breadboard, stripboard, and through-hole PCBs. They include a built-in USB programming interface that is as simple as using a USB Flash Drive. Plug it in, drop on an ARM program binary, and its up and running!

mbed Microcontrollers
mbed NXP LPC11U24 (left) and mbed NXP LPC1768 (right)

The USB drag ‘n’ drop programming interface works with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, meaning you can re-flash the microcontroller without needing drivers or a programming application. The program binary can be easily generated using the mbed Online Compiler, or alternatively using any other standard offline toolchain like Keil uVision, Code Red, Code Sourcery, GCC, or IAR.

There is also support for a virtual serial port using the same USB interface, enabling communication with a PC terminal, Labview, Matlab, and any other programming language that can communicate with a COM port.

mbed Microcontroller Variants

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mbed NXP LPC11U24mbed NXP LPC1768
mbed NXP LPC11U24mbed NXP LPC1768
Intended applicationsUSB Devices
Battery powered
8/16-bit applications
USB Host
Powerful applications
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Specifications of core
CoreARM Cortex-M0ARM Cortex-M3
Power1-16mA (Vb)60-120mA (Vin)
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6 related questions:


30 Aug 2011

Hi, What EMC testing has been conducted on the mBED?

03 Nov 2011

Hi guys,

There's a typo in the above regarding the speed of the new M0 version - it still refers it to being 96MHz...

mbed NXP LPC11U24

The mbed NXP LPC11U24 is ideal for prototyping low-cost USB devices, battery powered applications and products that could take advantage of ARM Cortex-M0 based 32-bit MCUs.

This mbed Microcontroller board is based on the NXP LPC11U24 with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core running at 96MHz, 32KB FLASH, 8KB RAM and peripherals including USB Device, I2C, UART, SPI, ADC and other I/O interfaces.

Looking forward to playing with one of these very soon. Cheers, Jez

08 Dec 2011

Hi Sunny,

Just in case you didn't see :


Best regards, Chris

13 Dec 2011

is there an error above, the M0 now has 6 PWM's



13 Dec 2011

ceri clatworthy wrote:

is there an error above, the M0 now has 6 PWM's

It is correct, the M0 now has 8 PWMs:

  • CT16B0/MR0 on p5
  • CT16B0/MR1 on p6
  • CT16B0/MR2 on p34
  • CT16B1/MR0 on p36
  • CT16B1/MR1 on p20 and p14
  • CT32B0/MR0 on p25
  • CT32B0/MR1 on p26 and USBTX
  • CT32B0/MR2 on p10

See: http://mbed.org/handbook/PwmOut

13 Mar 2012

I've only had my mbed for a few days, however compared with the struggles from other .....devices it's a joy to use. Things work, and quickly. Course, now I just jinxed myself.

26 Mar 2012

and which ports are the lower 4 LEDs?

26 Mar 2012

Denis Rudashevskiy wrote:

and which ports are the lower 4 LEDs?

sorry, figured out)

27 Mar 2012
14 Apr 2012

LPC-1768 CAN (2)?

I know the LCP micro has two CAN ports, but on mbed there is only one implementation,

I thought this was supposed to list the mbed ready capabilities, or maybe there is a way of using the TWO CAN interfaces??

15 Apr 2012

Hi Ernesto,

Both CAN ports are available on the LPC-1768 mbed - per the handbook http://mbed.org/handbook/CAN Pins 9/10 are one port, pins 30/29 are the other port. Unfortunately the "official" pinout diagram (per the "credit card" picture you get with the mbed) only shows one port on p30/p29, and has not been updated to show the second port, so this question keeps coming up (as you can see in the comments on the handbook page).

15 Apr 2012

Hello! Could somebody tell me which are the mbed corresponding pins for p1.19, p1.22, p1.25, p1.26, p1.28, p1.29 (which are the output pins for those 3 motor control PWM channels). If there aren't, could somebody give me a code example on how could these lpc1768 pins could be routed for the mbed dip pins. Thanks!

15 Apr 2012

Victor Corchez wrote:

Could somebody tell me which are the mbed corresponding pins for p1.19, p1.22, p1.25, p1.26, p1.28, p1.29

These pins are not available on the lpc1768 mbed. Here is an overview of all lpc1768 pins on mbed: http://mbed.org/users/Lerche/notebook/lpc1768-pin-functions/

Here is an overview of all lpc11U24 pins on mbed:


19 May 2012

I have created an image that shown the microcontroller port pin connected to each dip pin in LPC11U24



05 Nov 2012

Hi, my program was wrote on keil ARM. How can i import the hex file was create by this program on kit OM11043?

30 Nov 2012

My NXP LPC1768 has a total of 64K RAM, not 32K. But it is split into in two separate 32K blocks.

19 Dec 2012

I own a NXP LPX1768 breakout board( I think thats it ). It a full blow 1768 board. I love to see for the first time something work on a microcontroller ,even if it is an led. I am curious if the code compole here will work on my other board. (which I am still trying to compile and upload a program.) My plans are to create the programs on the mbed and transfer to the main break out board just to see if I can do it. So it would be: on-line compiler > mbed > NXP LPC 1768 main board. Again, my main question: is the code built here usable on the main LPC 1768 board?


20 Dec 2012

Yes, mbed code isn't anything specific, it works on any lpc1768. This might help: http://mbed.org/users/chris/notebook/prototype-to-hardware/

03 Feb 2013

The concept is great! Everything just works right from scratch! Are the any other hardware variants planned? I'd like to see an LPC1768 board with the motor control pins available! (+CAN, SPI, I2C, AnalogIn, ...)

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