LPC4088 Experiment Base Board
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LPC4088 Experiment Base Board

Embedded Artists' LPC4088 Experiment Base Board makes it possible to get up-and-running quickly with the LPC4088 QuickStart Board. This base board adds several expansion connectors to the LPC4088 QuickStart Board and makes it especially easy to connect displays to the board.

There are two great software development environments to select from; mbed or LPCOpen

There is a discounted LPC4088 Experiment Bundle, containing both the LPC4088 QuickStart Board and LPC4088 Experiment Base Board.

mbedmbed Enabled

The LPC4088 QuickStart Board is mbed Enabled- meaning that the board take full advantage of the mbed platform!

The LPC4088 QuickStart Board is the most advanced mbed enabled board to date - it is the most integrated, has most memory, has graphical possibilties and high speed!

A large number of mbed projects for the LPC4088 Experiment Bundle is found here

Some mbed information:

  • mbed.org website - this is the official mbed community website. It contains a lot of documentation with many different topics and angles on the information.
  • Explore mbed - a four segment presentation of the mbed platform: Explore - Getting Started - Prototype - Production
  • mbed Developers website - an introduction to the mbed Developers website.
  • Handbook - gives an overview of the platform with all features.
  • Cookbook - a wiki for publishing user-controbuted libraries and resources.


LPCOpen is a extensive number of libraries created by NXP to give a quick start.

The platform uses common APIs that work equally across all NXP microcontroller families. It supports the common development tool chains; uVision from Keil/ARM, Embedded Workbench from IAR, and LPCXpresso IDE from NXP.

There is a core driver library containing three important sections:

  • Chip Driver Layer - Peripheral drivers for the microcontroller
  • Board Layer - Board specific functions and low level setup code
  • Examples - Chip family specific examples for peripherals, interfaces, libraries, etc.

LPCOpen also contains some important larger program packages/libraries, like FreeRTOS, LWIP (TCP/IP stack), USB driver and graphical library - all together with bigger project examples.

Embedded Artists has created an LPCOpen port for the LPC4088 QuickStart Board.

Display Options

Note that display options are sold separately:

Sample Code

A extensive number of sample projects/libraries has been created to demonstrate the impressive capabilities of the LPC4088 Experiment Bundle.

  • Drivers for all peripherals
  • Signal processing via audio codec
  • Graphical display demos
  • FreeRTOS demo
  • ePaper display demo
  • Cellular (GSM/3G) demos
  • IoT demo via PubNub
  • ...and more!



Introduction Video

LPC4088 QSB Introduction Video

Other Videos

University Platform

The ARM Embedded Systems Education Kit (LPC4088 Experiment Base Board and LPC4088 QuickStart Board) contains everything an educator needs to set up a complete embedded system design and programming curriculum. The hardware cost is reduced to a minimum since four courses use the same hardware.



LPC4088 Experiment Base Board

Interfaces / Connectors • 2x22 headers for LPC4088 QuickStart Board
• 2x22 pin list for prototyping
• Arduino compatible expansion connectors (for Arduino shields)
• Serial Expansion Connector, 14-pos connector with UART/I2C/SPI/GPIO pins
• LCD expansion connecor with control signals for touch screen interface
• microSD (uSD) interface & connector (both MCI and SPI interface versions)

• WM8731 Audio codec from Cirrus
• Microphone input (mono)
• Line in (stereo)
• Line out (stereo)
• Headphone out (stereo)


• UART interfaces for UART0/UART3 via FTDI cables (not included)
• Shift register on SPI bus controlling 8 LEDs
• Above shift register also creating a Character LCD interface
• 5-key Joystick
• LM75 I2C temperature sensor
• MMA7455 3-axis accelerometer on I2C bus
• Trimming potentiometer on analog input
• Connector (CR1216 coin cell) for VBAT (battery not included)
• Pads for connector to 1.77" TFT LCD 128x160 pixels (connector and LCD not included)

LCD Interface • FFC/FPC interface connector for 4.3" and 5" LCDs (displays sold separately)
• 16-bit color depth supported
• Touch screen interface controller (AR1021 from Microchip)
• Backlight voltage generator
Powering • +5V DC power supply input connector (2.1mm jack)
Dimensions 138 x 114 mm


Included in kit

  • LPC4088 Experiment Base Board
  • 61 pos 0.3 mm pitch FPC cable (for connecting to the LCD expansion connector on the LPC4088 QuickStart Board)
  • Note: LPC4088 QuickStart Board must be bought separately! Alternatively, buy the LPC4088 Experiment Bundle

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