NXP: OM13016 Xpresso BaseBoard to evaluate NXP's LPCXpresso boards

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Kit Overview

mX-BaseBoardmX-BaseBoard is a new addition to the BlueBoard line from NGX Technologies and desiged to evaluate NXP's LPCXpresso boards. This board is intended to extend the functionality of the LPCXpresso board. It can also be used with NGX mX-Stamp boards with controllers like LPC2148LPC2148, LPC1768LPC1768, LPC1343LPC1343, LPC1114LPC1114, etc. mX-BaseBoardmX-BaseBoard and Stamp modules together serve as an excellent platform to evaluate various architectures like ARM7, CORTEX-M3, CORTEX-M0... etc. mX-BaseBoard can be used to extend the features of the stamp by providing connectors and interface to various peripherals of the stamp and provide power to the peripheral interface. mbed-Xpresso Base board has various peripherals with configurable jumpers. Two 33 pin expansion dual row header connectors (P9-P11) and (P10-P12) (male-female, 100mil pitch) for simple connection to breadboard.


The mX-BaseBoardmX-BaseBoard makes it possible for you to get started with experiments and prototyping immediately. The Baseboard can also be used together with the mbed module. It is compatible with the NGX series of mX-LPCxxxx-S (S symbolizes Stamps), LPCXpresso boards and with the mbed module. It is designed keeping in mind the requirements of a development engineer, who could be working on different controllers but would prefer the same peripheral interface or a company working on different products using different controller and would not prefer to invest huge amount in individual boards or a hobby enthusiast who would be trying out different controllers but would not be willing to invest in different boards for each controller. For all these, the user can buy the required stamp module and work on this board.


Key Applications: Industrial, RFID readers, Consumer, e-Metering, and White goods.

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Development Tools


Supplied Development Tools:


LPCXpresso IDE: Includes best-in-class C programming environment with advanced features such as syntax highlighting, code folding, click-through links to definitions and declarations. The optimized GCC compiler and C libraries for the Cortex-M0 enables users to develop high-quality software solutions quickly and cost-effectively. The IDE features several LPC-specific enhancements and is simplified for 8/16 bit users with NXP’s proprietary interface which employs a single perspective view, enabling a seamless interconnect between code development & debugging. The latest version of the IDE is always downloaded from the LPCXpresso website.


LPC-Link Debugger: The LPC-Link is equipped with a 10-pin JTAG header, and it seamlessly connects to a target via USB (the USB interface and other debug features are provided by NXP's ARM9 based LPC3154 MCU). Cutting the traces between the LPC-link and the target will make the LPC-Link a stand-alone JTAG debugger. This enables the LPCXpresso platform to be connected to an external target and used to develop for a wide variety of NXP's Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, and ARM7/9 based applications.The LPC-Link debug probe can also be disconnected from the target and used directly with the customer’s own design using the on-board 10-pin JTAG/SWD header. The LPC-Link uses the LPC3154 as an ARM9-based debug engine, providing an HS USB interface for accelerated code download and faster debugging experience.


Aditional - Software Development Tools:


Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
IDEARMKeil MDK-ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / ARM7™ / ARM9™The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex™-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7™ and   ARM9™ processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn   and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications. Learn   More
IDEEmbestCoIDEARM Cortex™-M

CooCox offer freely available powerful software development tool for ARM Cortex-M3 & Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers. Coocox Tools organizes and provides the knowledge required by developers. Learn More

RTOSEmbestCoOSARM Cortex™-M

CoOS is a free and open RTOS from CooCox, designed specifically for Cortex-M processor, supports preemptive priority and round-robin, Semaphore, Mutex, Flag, Mailbox and Queue for communication & synchronization, highly scalable, minimum system kernel is only 974Bytes, supports interrupt while task switching, supports stack overflow detection, supports the platforms of ICCARM, ARMCC, GCC. Learn More

Aditional - Hardware Development Tools:

Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
Emulator / Debugger / ProgrammerARMULINK2ULINK2 ARM Cortex™-M  / ARM7™ / ARM9™ULINK2 Debug Adapter
Emulator / Debugger / ProgrammerARMULINKProULINKProARM Cortex™-M / ARM7™ / ARM9™ULINKpro Debug and Trace Unit
EmulatorSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores
DebuggerEmbestColinkExColinkExARM Cortex™-MARM Cortex-M MCU JTAG Hardware Debugging Probe which supports in CooCox software and Keil Realview MDK


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Technical Documents

Learning Center
User ManualNXP: LPC11U1x User manual
Product BriefNXP: Errata sheet LPC11U1x
Product BriefNXP: Low-cost Cortex-M0 USB solutions with Smart Card interface
DatasheetNXP: LPC11U1x Data Sheet
Application NoteNXP: UUencoding for UART ISP
Application NoteNXP: AN11115 - USB Audio and USB CDC with FFT for LPC11U14
Application NoteNXP: AN11121 - USB CCID class smart card reader using LPCXpresso LPC11U14
Application NoteNXP: AN11208 - NXP LPC Cortex-M0 IEC60335 Class B library


Design Elements
Reference DesignNXP: LPC1343 vs. LPC11U1x
Reference DesignNXP: Software for LPC11Uxx
Reference DesignNXP: LPCXpresso11U14_usbhid
Reference DesignNXP: LPCXpresso11U14_systick


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Kit Features


  • Power
    • Power supply: DC 7.5V with power LED       
    • On-board linear regulators generate +3.3V/500mA and +5v/500mA from power supply
    • USB connector ( as alternate power source)
  • Connectors
    • Extension headers for all microcontroller pins       
    • Two RS232 port connectors       
    • VGA connector       
    • PS/2 connector       
    • JTAG connector       
    • SD/MMC connector       
    • RJ45  connector
    • USB B-type connector
  • Other Peripherals
    • 256Kb I2C based EEPROM       
    • Audio power amplifier with audio jack       
    • 2 line X 16 character LCD with back light control       
    • Manual program download using serial port (ISP-In System Programming)   

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Kit Contents


  • mbed-Xpresso Baseboard
  • USB B-type cable

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