LPC1788-32 Developer's Kit
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LPC1788-32 Developer's Kit

Embedded Artists' LPC1788 Developer's Kit lets you get up-and-running quickly with the LPC1788 OEM Board. The LPC1788 OEM Board is equipped with NXP's Cortex-M3 based LPC1788 microcontroller suitable for a wide range of applications that requires advanced communication and high quality graphic displays.

Display Options

Note that display options are sold separately:





LPC1788 OEM Board

Processor NXP's Cortex-M3 LPC1788 microcontroller in BGA package
Program Flash 128 MB NAND FLASH + 512 kB internal
Data Memory 32 MB SDRAM + 96 KB internal
32- or 16-bit data bus to SDRAM
Note: The Developer's Kit initially only offer the 32-bit databus version.
Ethernet 100/10M Ethernet interface based on SMSC LAN8720 Ethernet PHY
Clock Crystals • 12.000 MHz crystal for CPU
• 32.768 kHz crystal for RTC
Dimensions 66 x 48 mm
Power • +3.3V powering
Connectors • 200 pos expansion connector (as defined in SODIMM standard), 0.6mm pitch
Temperature Range -40 to +85 degrees Celsius (applies to rev D of the board and later)
Other • 256 Kbit I2C E2PROM for storing non-volatile parameters
• Buffered 32- or 16-bit databus

OEM Base Board

Connectors and Interfaces • 200 pos, 0.6mm pitch SODIMM connector for OEM Board
• LCD expansion connector with control signals for touch screen interface
• Expansion connector with all OEM Board signals
• Ethernet connector (RJ45)
• CAN interface & connector (provision for second CAN interface, but not mounted)
• MMC/SD interface & connector
• USB1: OTG or Host interface & connector
• USB2: Device or Host interface & connector
• Provision for NXP JN5148 RF module (former Jennic) interface (RF module not included)
• Full modem RS232 (cannot be fully used on 32-bit databus OEM boards)
• RS422/485 interface & connector
• Provision for IrDA transceiver interface (transceiver not mounted)
• I2S audio codec (mic in, line in, line out, headphone out) • SWD/JTAG connector
• Trace connector and pads for ETM connector
Serial Expansion Connector, 14-pos connector with UART/I2C/SPI/GPIO pins
Power • Power supply, either via USB or external 5V DC
• Optional coin cell battery for RTC and LED on ALARM output (coin cell not included)
Other • OEM Board current measuring
• Parallel NOR flash on external memory bus
• 16-bit register and LEDs on external memory bus
• 5-key joystick
• 3-axis accelerometer (I2C connected)
• LM75 temperature sensor (I2C connected)
• 5 push-button keys (four via I2C and one on ISP-ENABLE)
• 9 LEDs (8 via I2C and one on ISP-ENABLE)
• Trimming potentiometer to analog input
• USB-to-serial bridge on UART #0 (FT232R) and ISP functionality
• Reset push-button and LED
• Speaker output on analog output from OEM Board, or from I2S audio codec
• 160x150 mm in size

The LPC1788 Developer's Kit is an Evaluation product not designed for integration or long time availability.
The LPC1788 OEM Board is however an Integration product


Documentation and Resources

The following resources are available for download either directly below or from our support site after registration of the LPC1788 Developer's Kit.


Product Change Note (PCN)


Sample Software Disclaimer

Project files exist for NXP's LPCXpresso and for Keil's MDK-ARM.

  • FreeRTOS - An example showing how to use the real-time operating system FreeRTOS
  • Analog - An example reading values from the potentiometer on the OEM Base Board
  • EEPROM - An example illustrating how to read from and write to the EEPROM on the OEM Board as well as the EEPROM on the OEM Base Board
  • Memreg - Illustrating how to turn on/off memory mapped LEDs on the OEM Base Board.
  • NAND - An example showing how to access (read, write, erase) the NAND flash on the OEM Board.
  • Accelerometer - An example showing how to use the digial accelerometer on the OEM Base Board.
  • Audio (I2S) This example is using the UDA1380 audio code and I2S to play an audio file.
  • EasyWeb - A simple webserver.
  • FatFs - An example using the FatFs module to access a memory card.
  • Joystick - An example showing how to read the state of the joystick on the OEM Base Board
  • PCA9532 - An example showing how to use the buttons and LEDs on the OEM Base Board which are connected to the PCA9532.
  • Speaker - WAV - This project illustrates the use of the speaker mounted on the OEM Base Board. The DAC output on the LPC1788 is used.
  • Temperature - An example that illustrates the use of the temperature sensor (LM75A) mounted on the OEM Base Board.
  • UART - RS232 - This project illustrates the use of UART output on the RS232 port on the OEM Base Board.
  • USBHID - This project illustrates the use of the USB device interface. A USB HID (Human Interface Device Class) is implemented in this example.
  • USB Host Lite - NXP's USB Host Mass Storage example.
  • SDRAM - An example showing how to use the SDRAM on the OEM Board.
  • Demo Application - The demo application that is (typically) pre-loaded on the board.

External Resources

  • Blunk's CrossStep IDE and TargetOS with a Getting Started Manual.
  • Blunk $5K RTOS Bundle for the LPC1788 (Developer's Kit).
  • μTrace setup guide from Lauterbach for the LPC1788 Developer's Kit.
  • Segger has created an evaluation software package with emFile, emWin, embOS, embOS/IP, emUSB Host, emUSB Device. Projects files for Keil MDK V4.22 and IAR EWARM v6.20/21 are supported.
    • Direct link to download page
    • The application auto detects which LCD (3.2 inch, 4.3 inch or 7 inch) that is connected and adjusts LCD parameters accordingly.
    • There is an update of one file (LCDConf.c - located under \Start\Setup). The update fixes an issue with the touch screen on the 7 inch LCD. Unzip this file at this location and rename it to LCDConf.c (overwriting the files supplied by Segger). Then recompile the Segger project.
    • Direct link to a pre-compiled hex file
  • NXP has a software package called 'emWin Installer', check here. Project files for Keil MDK and LPCXpresso exist.
    • The application auto detects which LCD (3.2 inch, 4.3 inch or 7 inch) that is connected and adjusts LCD parameters accordingly.
    • Direct link to the emWin library for use with any NXP ARM Cortex M0, M3, M4, ARM7 or ARM9 MCU.
  • The FreeRTOS port for LPC1788 can be downloaded here. It is a Keil uVision4 project.
    • Based on FreeRTOS v6.1.0

GUI Development with emWin

Included in kit

  • One LPC1788 OEM Board (EA-OEM-009)
  • One OEM Base Board (EA-OEM-500)
  • One USB cable, type A to mini-B
  • Headset with microphone
  • Serial number that gives you access to the support site for this product

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