NXP extends links to LPCXpresso ecosystem with LPC-link 2

Apr 25, 2013

NXP Semiconductors today introduced LPC-Link 2 – the first standalone debug adapter of its kind, which can link a variety of popular IDEs (integrated development environments) to any microcontroller development board. The LPCXpresso-IDE, developed by Code Red Technologies, works out of the box with LPC-Link 2. In addition, several firmware images are available for LPC-Link 2 which make it compatible with other tools, including the popular SEGGER J-Link and the CMSIS-DAP debugger designed by ARM.

"LPC-Link 2 provides embedded developers with unprecedented flexibility and choice, enabling them to connect their favorite IDEs and development tools to nearly any type of board, at a very low cost," said Henrik Flodell, tools and embedded ecosystem manager, microcontroller business line, . "With close to 100,000 LPCXpresso boards shipped so far, we're very excited about the introduction of LPC-Link 2 and how it will help to expand the LPCXpresso ecosystem even further."

Firmware images of SEGGER J-Link and the CMSIS-DAP debugger can be downloaded for free from LPCware.com and loaded via a user-friendly DFU (device firmware update) tool. The LPC-Link2 is powered by an NXP LPC4300 series microcontroller, and includes a standard 10-pin JTAG/SWD connector; a 20-pin JTAG/SWD/ETM connector; and analog, digital and serial expansion headers, making it a highly extensible platform.

"The J-Link emulator has become a de-facto standard when it comes to debug technology for . With more than 100,000 J-Links sold to date, its broad platform support and popularity make it an ideal companion for the LPC-Link 2 platform," said Rolf Segger, of SEGGER. "The J-Link software provides exceptionally fast flash download speeds, and also allows LPC-Link 2 to be used with any major tool chain, including free GDB-based ones. It is fun to work with."

This video is not supported by your browser at this time.

The LPC-Link2 is available for ordering immediately from NXP as OM13054 for a recommended price of $20.00. NXP will also discuss the LPC-Link2 in a technical session at DESIGN West 2013, "Kickstarting your NXP embedded development with LPCXpresso," which takes place on Thursday, April 25 at 11:45 am Pacific Time in booth no. 1523.

Explore further: Imec demonstrates 50GHz Ge waveguide electro-absorption modulator

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

NXP Shows World's Smallest 32-bit ARM Microcontroller

Apr 21, 2010

NXP Semiconductors today announced sampling of the world's smallest general-market 32-bit microcontroller, the LPC1102, based on the Cortex-M0 processor. Unleashing unprecedented computing power in 5mm2 of ...

NXP brings GaN technology mainstream

Jun 07, 2011

At IMS2011 this week, NXP Semiconductors N.V. is showcasing a live demo of its next-generation products based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology.

NXP brings HDMI 1.4 to Mobile Phones

Feb 02, 2010

NXP Semiconductors today announced a new HDMI 1.4 transmitter solution, TDA19989, which enables consumers to transfer HD multimedia content from their mobile phones directly to a television via the TV remote control. The ...

Recommended for you

Wearable device helps vision-impaired avoid collision

7 hours ago

People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood ...

Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion

7 hours ago

Yahoo on Thursday told US regulators that it will spend another $2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering US Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself.

Blue Freedom uses power of flowing water to charge

12 hours ago

Good friends may decide to tell you something that is not true but nonetheless sustaining: Nothing is impossible. That was the case of Blue Freedom co-founder who asked his friend if it would be possible ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.