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NXP Releases World's First Dual Supply Voltage ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontrollers

1.6 uA Deep Sleep Current, 5-us Instant Wake-Up and Tiny Footprint Enable Innovative Mobile and Embedded Designs (February 14, 2012)

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced its LPC1100LV series, the world's first ARM® Cortex™-M0 microcontroller with dual supply voltage of 1.65V to 1.95V VDD and 1.65V to 3.6V VIO. The LPC1100LV series offers 50 MIPS performance in a tiny 2-mm x 2-mm footprint with over three times power reduction compared to similar 3.3V VDD devices. The LPC1100LV platform is specifically designed for battery-powered end applications ranging from mobile phones, tablets, Ultrabooks™ and mobile accessories to active cable, cameras, and portable medical electronics.

"High-performance dual supply voltages generally aren't available in a single tiny package," said Jan Jaap Bezemer, director of marketing, microcontroller business line, NXP Semiconductors. "The LPC1100LV series uniquely combines these critical requirements for battery-powered applications in the same device and enables our customers to create low-power solutions not previously available."

Designed for Low Power Consumption, Fast Wake-Up
Thanks to NXP's latest proprietary embedded Flash with 256-Byte erase sector and low leakage current, the LPC1100LV can handle linear current consumption at low clock frequency while reducing system power. For example, in a mobile system such as a smartphone, most system components are expected to remain mostly in sleep mode with very low current consumption. When a device is needed, fast wake-up and peak performance must be reached in a short amount of time. The LPC1100LV meets this demand with a 5-us wake-up time.

Performing More Demanding Tasks More Efficiently
NXP's LPC1100LV devices deliver 50 MIPS of performance compared to the 1 to 5 MIPS performance typical of 8/16-bit MCUs. This high performance allows LPC1100LV to complete demanding tasks faster and to remain in active mode for a shorter period of time, further reducing the average current consumed by the device. Given the same task, LPC1100LV's unique 1.65V-1.95V VDD low-voltage input offers more than three times power reduction compared to competitor Cortex-M0 devices using 3.3V VDD input, and more than ten times compared to typical 8/16-bit MCUs. Sub-systems that can take special advantage of the LPC1100LV's MIPS performance include system security and authentication (including handling AES-256 encryption), system interface and controls (such as keypads and touchscreens), system peripheral controls (for audio and lighting), and for running software stacks (such as Bluetooth Low Energy radio).


Small Footprint and Unique Level-Shifting Capability
The LPC1100LV is available in NXP's tiny 2-mm x 2-mm Chip-Scale Package (WLCSP) -- the world's smallest 32-bit MCUs. Also available in a 5-mm x 5-mm HVQFN package and offering 1.8V VDD and 3.3V VIO dual voltage inputs for CPU and I/O, this option offers a unique level-shifting capability between SSP/SPI (3.3V) and I2C (1.8V). NXP is also offering customized combinations of SRAM, Flash and package for high-volume customers.

Other key specifications for the LPC1100LV devices include:

  • Cortex-M0 CPU up to 50MHz
  • 1.6-uA deep sleep current and 5-us wake-up time
  • Up to 8 KB SRAM and 32 KB FLASH
  • SPI, UART and I2C
  • Up to 10-bit, 8-channel ADC with 400 ksps
  • Two 32-bit Timers and two 16-bit Timers
  • 12 MHz oscillator at 1% accuracy
  • WL-CSP25, HVQFN24 and HVQFN33 package options (BGA available)

Availability
Samples are available today for lead customers. Additional information is available at http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers/cortex_m0/lpc1100lv/

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.

Forward-looking Statements
This document includes forward-looking statements which include statements regarding NXP's business strategy, financial condition, results of operations, and market data, as well as any other statements which are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected. These factors, risks and uncertainties include the following: market demand and semiconductor industry conditions; the ability to successfully introduce new technologies and products; the end-market demand for the goods into which NXP's products are incorporated; the ability to generate sufficient cash, raise sufficient capital or refinance corporate debt at or before maturity; the ability to meet the combination of corporate debt service, research and development and capital investment requirements; the ability to accurately estimate demand and match manufacturing production capacity accordingly or obtain supplies from third-party producers; the access to production capacity from third-party outsourcing partners; any events that might affect third-party business partners or NXP's relationship with them; the ability to secure adequate and timely supply of equipment and materials from suppliers; the ability to avoid operational problems and product defects and, if such issues were to arise, to correct them quickly; the ability to form strategic partnerships and joint ventures and to successfully cooperate with alliance partners; the ability to win competitive bid selection processes to develop products for use in customers' equipment and products; the ability to successfully establish a brand identity; the ability to successfully hire and retain key management and senior product architects; and, the ability to maintain good relationships with our suppliers. In addition, this document contains information concerning the semiconductor industry and NXP's business segments generally, which is forward-looking in nature and is based on a variety of assumptions regarding the ways in which the semiconductor industry, NXP's market segments and product areas may develop. NXP has based these assumptions on information currently available, if any one or more of these assumptions turn out to be incorrect, actual market results may differ from those predicted. While NXP does not know what impact any such differences may have on its business, if there are such differences, its future results of operations and its financial condition could be materially adversely affected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak to results only as of the date the statements were made. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by the United States federal securities laws, NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in our SEC filings. Copies of our SEC filings are available from on our Investor Relations website, www.nxp.com/investor or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

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