LPC4088 QuickStart Board
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LPC4088 QuickStart Board

Embedded Artists' LPC4088 QuickStart Board is an easy to use ARM Cortex-M4 rapid prototyping board in a standard through hole DIP package (44-pin), targeted at high-performance as well as low-power applications. Communication interfaces, large on-board memories and LCD controller enables graphical user inteface applications.

The LPC4088 QuickStart Board is not just a piece of hardware - it's much, much more:

  • The module hardware, which is a professional quality hardware developed for integration and simplicity-of-use.
  • The mbed Software Development Kit (SDK), which is an open source C/C++ microcontroller software platform designed for a suitable level of hardware abstraction to simplify microcontroller programming.
  • The mbed Compiler is a powerful online IDE that is tightly integrated with the mbed SDK and Developer's Website (mbed.org, see below).
  • The mbed Hardware Development Kit (HDK), which is an interface design that provides simple USB drag-n-drop programming and CMSIS-DAP debug interface for the LPC4088 microcontroller.
  • The mbed.org community, with extensive documentation in the form of handbooks, cookbooks, project pages, User Forums for getting help and advice from other mbed users, etc.
  • Take advantage of Embedded Artists' competence to minimize your work and risk!

Volume Pricing from Quantity 1

The module is priced with integration in mind. Enjoy a price that is normally associated with much higher volumes from the first module you buy!


Below is the pinning diagram (click for a larger picture), in typiclal mbed style.

LPC4088 Experiment Base Board

Together, the two boards (LPC4088 QuickStart Board and LPC4088 Experiment Base Board) form the LPC4088 Experiment Bundle - with a lot of experiment options, example code and projects!

The LPC4088 Experiment Bundle is also used as base for the ARM Embedded Systems Education Kit.


Introduction Video

Slideshow Demo Application

Other Videos

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 possibilities and highest speed!

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-contributed libraries and resources.


All documentation about the board has been put on the mbed.org site.



LPC4088 QuickStart Board

Processor NXP's Cortex-M4 LPC4088 microcontroller in BGA package, running at up to 120 MHz
Program Flash 8 MB QSPI + 512 KB on-chip
Data Memory 32 MB SDRAM (x32 bit databus for high handwidth access) + 96 KB on-chip SRAM + 4 KB on-chip E2PROM
Clock Crystals 12.000 MHz main and 32.768 kHz RTC crystals
Interfaces / Connectors • 2x22 pin edge pins
• 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ45)
• USB-A (USB Host interface)
• USB-micro B (USB Device interface)
• USB-micro B (mbed HDG debug interface)
• 20 position SDW/Trace connector (ARM standard debug connector)
• 61 pos 0.3 mm pitch FPC connector for display expansion
• 20 pos XBee compatible connector for RF module add-on
Dimensions 101 x 28 mm (104 x 28 mm with connectors)
Power • 4.5 - 5.5V input on pin 2, or
• via micro-B USB HDK connector, or
• via trace connector (+5V)
Other • Proper ESD protection on communication interfaces
• CMSIS-DAP Interface On-board (debug interface functions)
• Supported by the mbed SDK and online tools
• Supported by professional tools and middleware
• Industrial temperature specified (-40 to +85 degrees Celsius)
• ISO 9001:2008 produced
• Production and shipping compensated for carbon dioxide emission


Documentation and Resources



For mbed-related code, see above. Below are links to an LPCOpen port for the LPC4088 QuickStart Board.

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