Farnell element14 expands portfolio of NXP semiconductor devices

Development distributor Farnell element14 has expanded its inventory of NXP semiconductor products by investing in product areas such as MCUs and MPUs, wireless products, development tools, sensors and RF devices.

Two new products that have been introduced to the Farnell element14 NXP portfolio are the LPCXpresso 51U68 development board and the NXP rapid Internet of Things (IoT) prototyping kit.

The LPCXpresso family of boards provides a powerful and flexible development system for NXP’s Arm Cortex-M family of MCUs. The LPCXpresso51U68 development board for the LPC51U68 MCU has been designed to enable evaluation and prototyping using the Cortex-M0+ core, plus the power-efficiency and cost-sensitive capabilities provided by the MCU device.

The board also features an on-board, CMSIS-DAP/SEGGER J-Link compatible debug probe. Other key features include: Link2 probe that can be used with on-board LPC51U68 or external target, support for external debug probes, tri-colour LED, target reset, ISP and wake buttons, expansion options based on Arduino UNO and PMod, plus additional expansion port pins, on-board 1.8/3.3V or external power supply options, built-in power consumption measurement, UART, I2C and SPI port bridging from LPC51U68 target to USB via the on-board debug probe and FTDI UART connector.

NXP’s rapid IoT prototyping kit is a secure and power-optimised solution designed to accelerate prototyping and development of an IoT end node.

Rapid IoT integrates 11 NXP devices (microcontroller, low-power connectivity, sensors, NFC, secure element, power management, interface) in a small form-factor hardware design, and combines it with proven software enablement (drivers, RTOS, middleware, cloud connect) and a web IDE with GUI based programming.

Key features include Kinetis K64 MCU based on Arm Cortex-M4 Core, KW41Z Wireless MCU (BLE, Thread, Zigbee), NT3H2211 NFC Forum type 2 Tag, A1006 secure authentication and anti-counterfeit IC, multiple sensors (gyroscope, acc/mag, barometer/temp, air quality, ambient light and capacitive touch), rapid IoT studio IDE, automatic source code and project generation for MCUXpresso IDE/SDK.

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