mbed LPC1768 board

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The mbed LPC1768 is based on the NXP LPC1768, with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core running at 96MHz. It includes 512KB FLASH, 32KB RAM and lots of interfaces including built-in Ethernet, USB Host and Device, CAN, SPI, I2C, ADC, DAC, PWM and other I/O interfaces. The pinout above shows the commonly used interfaces and their locations. Note that all the numbered pins (p5-p30) can also be used as DigitalIn and DigitalOut interfaces. Here is the pinout of this board

mbed LPC1768 pinout
mbed LPC1768 pinout

Microcontroller information

LPC1768 MCU by NXP
ARM Cortex-M3 Core, 32 bits
100 MHz clock frequency
512 KB Flash
64 KB RAM
10/100 Mbps Ethernet
USB 2.0 Full-speed Device/Host/OTG
SPI, I2C, UART, CAN
ADC, DAC, PWM
GPIOs are 5V-tolerant
3.3V operation voltage

mbed LPC1768 features

40-Pin DIL form factor
Row distance 0,9″, pin grid 0,1″
Power supply over USB or VIN 4.5 to 9VDC
3.3V voltage regulator on-board
DP83848J Ethernet PHY
Reset-Button
4 LEDs
Size approx. 54mm x 26mm

The development process is simple you just need to visit https://developer.mbed.org and sign up, there is an online compiler in which you can create new projects. There are many nice features of the compiler so don’t be fooled into thinking becaus eit is online that is not powerful, I like the ability to search through many libraries and code exampels and easily import these into your projects. The compiler supports many other boards.

You compile and build your code and a bin file is created, if you have your mbed LPC1768 connected you will see this as a drive on your pc, drag the bin file into this and that will be uploaded to your board.

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