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Future Electronics Launches “Getting Started with LPCXpresso” as Part of How-to Video Series

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added "Getting Started with LPCXpresso" as part of their how-to video series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications, which can be seen on the company's YouTube channel.

The video explains the first step in using NXP's LPCXpresso is to select the software development platform that will be used. There are a few key software IDE/Compilers available, including Keil, IAR and Code Red.

This groundbreaking development platform, created by NXP exclusively for its Cortex-M microcontrollers, takes the user from evaluation all the way through to product development for less than $30. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it features a powerful Eclipse-based IDE with a special, NXP-designed user interface. A Linux version is also available.

LCPXpresso development boards include an optimized Cortex-M0 compiler with libraries, an LPC-Link JTAG/SWD debug probe, and target boards.

Once the platform has been selected, a hardware debugger must be chosen. A hardware debugger or debug adapter connects a PC's USB port to a developer's target system, therefore allowing developers to code and debug embedded software on target hardware. Some debuggers are integrated into development boards, which is the case of LPCXpresso.

The third step is selecting an evaluation or rapid prototyping board. Evaluation and development boards provide developers with a hardware platform for testing software before customer prototypes are available. NXP's LPCXpresso combines with the LPCXpresso Integrated Development Environment for a low cost evaluation and development platform with various baseboards available.

Rapid prototyping boards are low cost and time efficient ways to evaluate microcontrollers. mbed Rapid Prototyping boards are compatible with the LPCXpresso form factor.

There are several reasons to choose NXP LPCXpresso. Users can evaluate, explore, and develop within a single, easy-to-use interface while retaining all the advanced features associated with powerful and expensive tools. Free software and libraries are also available from NXP.

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Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer.