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NXP LPC4330-Xplorer Board

Enrollment Closed

Start Date: 9/18/12 07:00 PM

End Date: 10/8/12 07:00 PM


Kits Offered: 10

Applicants: 52

Description

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The LPC4330-Xplorer is a compact and versatile evaluation platform for NXP's new line of dual core microcontrollers.  The board features the LPC4330 dual core microcontroller which contains an ARM Cortex-M4 based digital signal controller with an ARM Cortex-M0 coprocessor designed for embedded applications requiring signal processing. The ARM Cortex-M4 core offers single-cycle Multiply-Accumulate and SIMD instructions and a hardware floating-point unit to support signal processing while the M0 coprocessor handles I/O and digital control processing. The LPC4330 includes 264 KB of data memory, two High Speed USB 2.0 Host/OTG/Devices, advanced configurable peripherals such as the State Configurable Timer (SCT), Serial General Purpose I/O (SGPIO), and SPI Flash Interface (SPIFI) as well as Ethernet, an external memory controller and multiple digital and analog peripherals.
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Salient features of the board include:
  • Controller: LPC4330, 100 pin BGA
  • PCB: 4-layer (86mm x 40mm, RoHS Compliant)
  • Two LEDs
  • One user switch and one reset switch
  • Boot select switch
  • 32Mb Quad flash
  • On board crystals for controller, RTC and audio codec
  • On board Ethernet PHY, 50 MHz Oscillator and RJ45 connector with magnetics
  • On board audio codec and audio jacks
  • On board USB host power switch
  • On board Micro SD card slot
  • Two USB ports, one HS (High speed) port and one FS (Full Speed) port
  • 10-pin cortex debug header
  • Unused I/Os brought to a header
Kit Contents
  • LPC4330-Xplorer Evaluation Board
  • 1 meter USB AM to Micro B
  • 0.2 meter USB AF to Micro B

 

Q&A
What we would like to see in the road test?
The NGX LPC4330 Xplorer board features the LPC4330 dual-core Cortex-M4/Cortex-M0 digital signal controller. What we would like to see in this road test are projects that take advantage the dual-cores and one or more advanced peripherals available on the Xplorer board (HS/FS USB, Ethernet, SDIO, SPIFI, SGPIO, SCT). Examples could include:
  • Applications that use the Cortex-M4 core for signal processing (free DSP algorithms available from ARM as part of CMSIS release at http://www.onarm.com/)
  • Audio processing on the Cortex-M4 and USB connectivity on the Cortex-M0 (using onchip device drivers or free nxpUSBlib software)
  • Machine vision using either the SCT or SGPIO as a camera interface (code available from NXP)

 

Reference Material
  • NGX LPC4330 Xplorer board Schematics & Sample Code
  • LPC4350/30/20/10 Datasheet: click here
  • LPC43xx User’s Manual: click here
  • nxpUSBlib software for LPC: click here
  • Application Note: Inter Processor Communication on LPC43xx: click here.
  • Application Note: Using SPIFI on LPC1800 and LPC4300: click here
  • Application Note: Using the SCT in LPCxpresso, Keil, and IAR: click here
  • Application Note: Using SGPIO to emulate an SPI master interface: click here
  • Article: “Two Heads are Better Than One: NXP’s Dual-core LPC4300 DSP Controller Enhances a 7.1 Audio System”:  click here
  • NXP Lab for LPC4330-Xplorer using the Keil-MDK: click here.
  • Videos on YouTube: click here.

 

For more ideas read “Two Cores, Ten Experts” and visit the Expert Opinion website.
Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.

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