The Micromint Bambino 210E is a multi-core SBC designed for compatibility with the mbed framework. It is powered by an NXP LPC4330, the first dual-core ARM Cortex-M microcontroller. Its Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0 cores are both capable of concurrent 204 MHz operation. With 264 KB SRAM onboard and 4 MB of flash, developers can fulfill demanding requirements in monitoring, instrumentation, data acquisition, process control and many other applications. Two USB device ports serve both as power sources and for data communications or debugging. I/O starts with two buttons and four LEDs and can be extended using Arduino compatible shields. Extended I/O headers are available for interfacing additional I/O modules. 100 megabit Ethernet is onboard, as well as microSD and Xbee sockets. Hardware and software licensing is open source, giving developers the freedom to adapt the Micromint Bambino to their specific requirements.

The mbed HDK includes an NXP LPC11U35 microcontroller with the mbed CMSIS-DAP firmware for better integration with mbed tools. It implements the following features:

  • USB Mass Storage Device for drag and drop programming of the LPC4330
  • USB Communications Device Class for Serial Communication with the LPC4330
  • USB HID CMSIS-DAP for debugging LPC4330 firmware
  • USB bootloader for updating the LPC11U35 firmware

Besides the built-in ports, boards can be ordered with an optional JTAG interface. A coin cell battery for the RTC, screw terminals for power and two PMOD interfaces can be easily implemented in the field by soldering components.

The Bambino 210E is available for under $42 in single quantities. Volume pricing and custom configurations are available by contacting our Sales staff at




  • NXP LPC4330 @ 204 MHz
  • Dual core ARM® Cortex™-M4/M0
  • 264 KB SRAM, 8 MB Flash
  • High-speed USB 2.0 device port
  • Full-speed USB 2.0 device port
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • mbed HDK
  • microSD socket
  • Xbee socket
  • 2 buttons, 4 LEDs
  • Arduino-compatible headers with up to
    • 22 Digital I/O (GPIO)
    • 6 Analog inputs (ADCs)
    • 1 Analog output (DAC)
    • 7 PWMs
    • 2 Async serial ports (UARTs)
    • 1 Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
    • 2 I2C ports
  • Extended I/O headers with up to
    • 29 Digital I/O (GPIO)
    • 2 Analog inputs (ADCs)
    • 2 Async serial ports (UARTs)
    • 1 Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
    • 1 I2C port
      NOTE: Functions are multiplexed on I/O pins as shown in pinout. Additional serial I/O can be enabled using SGPIO.
  • Form factor 4” x 2.3” (101.6 x 58.4 mm)


  • JTAG interface
  • RTC coin cell battery
  • PMOD I2C interface
  • PMOD SPI interface

See also

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