Mouser introduces a new line of Arm Cortex-M33 based MCUs
Published: 26 April 2019 - Christian Lynn
Mouser Electronics, Inc., authorised global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has produced NXP Semiconductors' LPC55S6x microcontrollers, the first members of the NXP LPC5500 series. Offering security, processing efficiency and functionality, the NXP LPC55S6x microcontrollers feature dual Arm Cortex-M33 cores and Arm TrustZone technology for industrial, building automation, IoT, edge computing, diagnostic equipment, and consumer electronics applications.
The NXP LPC55S6x microcontrollers are based on the Armv8-M architecture and a low-power, 40nm embedded flash process. The devices feature advanced security features, including a SRAM-based Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) root of trust and provisioning, as well as asset protection with Arm TrustZone-M. The microcontrollers also offer real-time execution from encrypted images.
The NXP LPC55S6x microcontrollers feature an integrated power management unit to lower power consumption, achieving up to 32 µA/MHz efficiency, at the 96 MHz core clock frequency. The devices include a dedicated DSP hardware accelerator, leveraging the co-processor extensions available in the Armv8-M architecture and extending the processing capability of the CPU while maintaining ecosystem and toolchain compatibility. The microcontrollers offer real-time parallelism, using an autonomous programmable logic unit (PLU) for the offload and execution of user-defined tasks. For more on this product and Mouser's NXP LPC55S6x range, visit their website: www.mouser.com/nxp-lpc5500.