NXP Semiconductor – Complete hardware and software solution speeds development of touch-sensing interfaces


NXP Semiconductors offers a complete hardware and software solution which simplifies the implementation of touch-based user interfaces. The solution includes software which works simply and seamlessly with the NXP capacitive touch-sensing hardware IP on the company’s Kinetis E15Z series of microcontrollers. Designers who create touch-sensing interfaces based on the NXP touch solution will benefit from: […]

NXP – Computing at the edge: a new model for connected embedded systems


Cloud computing provides a new model for the operation of embedded systems, drawing on the advantages that virtualisation, massive scale and platform service models can offer. While cloud systems are flexible, they also impose a limitation: the workload they carry must not be too sensitive to network latency or restricted bandwidth. For applications in which […]

NXP – ‘Crossover’ processor marries high performance and integration with ease of use


NXP Semiconductors has introduced the i.MX RT1050, the first part in its new i.MX RT series of real-time applications processors. The i.MX RT1050 is the first in a series of ‘crossover processors’, which bridges the gap between traditional microcontrollers and i.MX applications processors, giving MCU users a means to gain valuable performance and integration improvements […]

NXP – Quad-core processor with multiple communications interfaces meets requirements of high-speed networked applications


The QorIQ LS1046A processor from NXP Semiconductors offers an impressive level of data-handling performance while providing interfaces for the most widely used high-speed communications protocols. The LS1046A’s high data-processing performance is enabled by its four 64-bit ARM® Cortex®-A72 cores combined with a packet- processing acceleration engine and a 2Mbyte L2 cache. It achieves performance of […]

NXP – PMICs provide highly integrated power solution for MCUs or applications processors

NXP Semiconductors supplies a wide range of Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs), which provide high-performance power- management solutions for various applications in the automotive, consumer and industrial markets. Use of a PMIC provides a highly integrated alternative to the implementation of a circuit based on multiple discrete components. NXP PMICs integrate power management, system control, […]

NXP – New ARM Cortex-M0+-based MCUs offer low-cost, low-power option for industrial and consumer applications


NXP Semiconductors has extended its LPC800 series of ARM® Cortex®-M0+ core-based microcontrollers with the LPC84x family, which provides a cost- effective MCU option for industrial or consumer applications. The new LPC84x MCUs, which operate at a frequency as high as 30MHz, offer up to 16 kbytes of SRAM, as well as a Fast Initialisation Memory […]

NXP – New NFC front-end offers extended transmission range


NXP Semiconductors’ new CLRC663 plus, an efficient and flexible NFC front- end IC, is ideal for applications which require both high performance and low power consumption. The CLRC663 plus, which has the part number CLRC66303HN, is pin-compatible with other devices in the CLRC663 family, the MFRC630 and SLRC610. It offers a longer transmission range and […]

NXP – NFC Cube with smartphone app demonstrates simple implementation of secure access control


NXP Semiconductors provides an NFC demonstration system, called the NFC Cube, which shows the ease with which highly secure and convenient systems for conditional access control can be implemented. Conditional access control, in which entry into secured spaces is restricted to authorised people, plays an important role in people-movement systems. NFC is an ideal technology […]

NXP – Families of ARM core-based MCUs optimised for motor- and power-control applications


The Kinetis® V series of MCUs from NXP Semiconductors, based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+, Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M7 cores, are intended for use in a wide range of motor- control and digital power-conversion applications. Drawing on NXP’s extensive expertise in motor and power control, the Kinetis V series MCUs enable system developers to realise secure, connected, […]

NXP – Motor-control development board supports sensored and sensorless designs


The FRDM-KV10Z from NXP Semiconductors is a development platform for users of the Kinetis® V1x series of microcontrollers. The KV1x MCUs, which are based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor core, have the features and performance required to implement sensored or sensorless control of a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor or a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM). […]