New users can get started with mbed tools in 60 seconds, by plugging in an mbed microcontroller, going to the mbed.org website to sign up, and downloading and running a «Hello World!» binary just like saving to a USB flash drive. Compiling a first program takes only 60 seconds more; Launch the browser-based compiler, create a new template project, click ‘compile’ to build and download the binary — there is nothing to configure or install, and everything works on Windows, Mac, or Linux.
The mbed’s core chip, the NXP LPC1768 features:
- 40-pin DIP, 0.1″ pitch form-factor
- 100MHz NXP LPC1768 MCU with ARM® Cortex™-M3 Core
- 64KB RAM, 512KB FLASH
- Ethernet (requires magnetics and jack), USB, 2xSPI, 2xI2C, 2xCAN 3xUART, 6xPWM, 6xADCs, 1xDAC
- USB drag ‘n’ drop programming
- High-level C++ libraries
- Online browser-based toolchain
For experienced users, mbed provides a fast way to create proof-of-concept designs in the early stages of development. For developers using older microcontrollers, discrete logic, or even those new to the industry, mbed removes the barriers to the world of modern 32-bit microcontrollers.
Processor Core: ARM® Cortex™-M3 (32-bit RISC)
Clock Speed: Up to 100MHz
Interfaces: Ethernet, USB, 2xI2C, 2xSPI, 2xCAN, 3xUART, 6xPWM, 6xADC, 1xDAC
Form-factor: 40-pin DIP package, 0.1″ pitch, 0.9″ spacing, 44mm x 26mm
Package Dimensions: 163mm x 110mm x 32mm Package Weight: 0.1kg