LPC4350 board – which parts would you like to see reviewed
The processor consists of two cores, an ARM Cortex-M0, as the low-level processor and the high-end ARM Cortex-M4. Even though the two cores are of a different kind and with independently different features, they both run at a frequency of up to a stunning 204MHz.
The LPC4350 has a number of great periphirals as you can see in the block diagram above. First of all the processor comes with 1MB of Flash and 264KB of RAM.
If either the Flash or RAM is not enough there is a great way to expand this either with Parallel Flash, NAND Flash, SPI Flash and for the RAM with SRAM or even the inexpensive SDRAM.
Furthermore the processor comes with a different number of external connection periphirals such as USB Client, USB Host, Ethernet, UART, CAN, I2C and SPI.
When you think that should be it you will notice the LCD periphiral.
We are very eager to test this periphiral though we have already tested NXP’s LCD periphiral before on the CoiNel Tech LPC4088 MiO, though we are missing a review of this.
With this new LPC4350 evaluation board from Hitex we are able to test all of these features and even more as it comes full-fitted with anything from extra RAM to Audio Input and Output amplifiers.
Here are some of the board features.
- CPU: LPC4350 (ARM Cortex-M4 with Cortex-M0)
- Ready for energy consumption analysis with PowerScale of the complete board, the CPU-core and other peripherals
- SDRAM, SRAM, FLASH, qSPI flash
- Temperature sensor, SD card-connector
- CAN, UART, USART, Ethernet, USB (Host, Device, OTG)
- Debug with standard ARM JTAG and JTAG + Trace connector
- Ready for Jennic ZigBee module
- Small onboard display and external display / LCD/TFT interface
- HDMI interface
- Media connector to connect well known MP3-Player
- Push buttons, joystick and LEDs
- Wrap field with power and GND
- Audio IN and OUT, microphone IN, headphones OUT and a D-Class amplifier
- Motor Contrli interface for NXP inverter board
- VADC with OPAmp circuit
So the question to our fellow readers is now which of these periphirals you would like us to dig into and investigate further by making a demonstration project.
A final unfortunate note is that all of the evaluation board materials, such as the demonstration projects, is made for the expensive Keil or IAR compilers. So for hobbyists like many of our readers, it has become difficult to start developing and using these boards without buying these tools or downloading them illegally.
We have a solution for that, as we have managed to make a project for both the LPC4088 on the “CoiNel Tech LPC4088 MiO board” and for the LPC4350 on this board, within the free CooCox CoIDE.
Keep posted for more information about that.