LPC2478 Developer's Kit
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LPC2478-32 Developer's Kit

Embedded Artists' LPC2478 Developer's Kit lets you get up-and-running quickly with the LPC2478 OEM Board. The LPC2478 OEM Board is equipped with NXP's ARM7TDMI-S based LPC2478 microcontroller suitable for a wide range of applications that requires advanced communication and high quality graphic displays.

The Kit is perfect for running uClinux with its large on-board RAM and Flash, network and graphics capabilities.

Focus on your value-added application by using this Developer's Kit as your prototyping platform. It includes the software components needed to get up-and-running with your software development on day 1.

When you are finished with prototyping and/or evaluation you can easily transfer your application and the OEM Board into production.


LPC2478 OEM Board

Processor NXP's ARM7TDMI LPC2478 microcontroller in BGA package
Program Flash 128 MB NAND FLASH, 4 MB NOR FLASH + 512 kB internal
Data Memory 32 MB SDRAM + 96 KB internal
32- or 16-bit data bus to SDRAM
Ethernet 100/10M Ethernet interface based on National DP83848 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
Other • 256 Kbit I2C E2PROM for storing non-volatile parameters
• Buffered 32- or 16-bit databus

QVGA Base Board

Display • 3.2 inch QVGA TFT color LCD with touch screen panel
Connectors • 200 pos SODIMM connector for OEM Board
• Expansion connector with all LCD controller signals, for custom displays
• Expansion connector with all cpu signals
• Ethernet connector (RJ45)
• MMC/SD interface & connector
• CAN interface & connector
• JTAG connector
• Pads for ETM connector
Interfaces • USB OTG interface & connector
• USB host interface & connector
• Full modem RS232 on UART #1 (cannot be used on 32-bit databus cpu boards, but RxD2/TxD2 can alternatively be connected to the RS232 interface)
• Dual CAN interface & connector
• IrDA tranceiver interface
Power • Power supply, either via USB or external 9-15V DC
• 0.3F capacitor backup for RTC and LED on ALARM output
Expansion • Expansion connector with all LCD controller signals, for custom displays
• Expansion connector with all cpu signals
Other • 5-key joystick
• 3 axis accelerometer
• Push-button key and LED on P2.10
• 4 push-button keys via I2C
• 8 LEDs (via I2C)
• 1 Analog inputs
• USB-to-serial bridge on UART #0, and ISP functionality
• Reset push-button and LED
• Speaker output (DAC)
• 240x150 mm in size

The LPC2478 Developer's Kit is an Evaluation product not designed for integration or long time availability.
The LPC2478 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 LPC2478 Developer's Kit.


Product Change Note (PCN)


Sample Software Disclaimer

  • Several sample applications
  • uClinux distribution using the 2.6.21 version of the Linux kernel and u-boot v1.1.6 as the bootloader. Note: The distribution has been released to the community and is also available at the LPC2400_uClinux Yahoo group.
  • SDRAM initialization code
  • Pre-emptive Real-time Operating System (RTOS) - devlivered as binary package
  • QuickStart Build Environment based on GCC

External Resources

  • Use CrossWorks - a tutorial about how to use CrossWorks with the LPC2478 OEM Board. The tutorial has been written by Michael Fisher.

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