mbed Microcontrollers

Mbed OS 2 and Mbed OS 5

This is the handbook for Mbed OS 2. If you’re working with Mbed OS 5, please see the new handbook.

Order and mbed Microcontroller

The mbed Microcontrollers are a series of official mbed prototyping modules based on the mbed HDK. They provide fast, flexible and low-risk and professional rapid prototyping solutions to jump-start your design.

They are packaged in a 40-pin 0.1" DIP form-factor convenient for prototyping with solderless breadboard, stripboard, and through-hole PCBs. They include a built-in USB programming interface that is as simple as using a USB Flash Drive. Plug it in, drop on an ARM program binary, and its up and running!

mbed Microcontrollers
mbed NXP LPC11U24 (left) and mbed NXP LPC1768 (right)

The USB drag ‘n’ drop programming interface works with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, meaning you can re-flash the microcontroller without needing drivers or a programming application. The program binary can be easily generated using the mbed Online Compiler, or alternatively using any other standard offline toolchain like Keil uVision, Code Red, Code Sourcery, GCC, or IAR.

There is also support for a virtual serial port using the same USB interface, enabling communication with a PC terminal, Labview, Matlab, and any other programming language that can communicate with a COM port.

mbed Microcontroller Variants

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mbed NXP LPC11U24mbed NXP LPC1768
mbed NXP LPC11U24mbed NXP LPC1768
Intended applicationsUSB Devices
Battery powered
8/16-bit applications
USB Host
Powerful applications
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Specifications of core
CoreARM Cortex-M0ARM Cortex-M3
Power1-16mA (Vb)60-120mA (Vin)
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See also

Check out the rest of the mbed platform, and Explore what it can do for you!