Description of product

Embedded Artists' LPC4088 QuickStart Board is an easy to use ARM Cortex-M4 rapid prototyping board in a standard through hole DIP package (44-pin), targeted at high-performance as well as low-power applications. Communication interfaces, large on-board memories and LCD controller enables graphical user inteface applications.

The LPC4088 QuickStart Board is not just a piece of hardware - it's much, much more:

  • The module hardware, which is a professional quality hardware developed for integration and simplicity-of-use.
  • The mbed Software Development Kit (SDK), which is an open source C/C++ microcontroller software platform designed for a suitable level of hardware abstraction to simplify microcontroller programming.
  • The mbed Compiler is a powerful online IDE that is tightly integrated with the mbed SDK and Developer's Website (mbed.org, see below).
  • The mbed Hardware Development Kit (HDK), which is an interface design that provides simple USB drag-n-drop programming and CMSIS-DAP debug interface for the LPC4088 microcontroller.
  • The mbed.org community, with extensive documentation in the form of handbooks, cookbooks, project pages, User Forums for getting help and advice from other mbed users, etc.
  • Take advantage of Embedded Artists' competence to minimize your work and risk!


Below is the pinning diagram (click for a larger picture), in typiclal mbed style.

LPC4088 Experiment Base Board

Together, the two boards (LPC4088 QuickStart Board and LPC4088 Experiment Base Board) form the LPC4088 Experiment Bundle - with a lot of experiment options, example code and projects!

The LPC4088 Experiment Bundle is also used as base for the ARM Embedded Systems Education Kit.


LPC4088 QuickStart Board

Processor NXP's Cortex-M4 LPC4088 microcontroller in BGA package, running at up to 120 MHz
Program Flash 8 MB QSPI + 512 KB on-chip
Data Memory 32 MB SDRAM (x32 bit databus for high handwidth access) + 96 KB on-chip SRAM + 4 KB on-chip E2PROM
Clock Crystals 12.000 MHz main and 32.768 kHz RTC crystals
Interfaces / Connectors • 2x22 pin edge pins
• 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ45)
• USB-A (USB Host interface)
• USB-micro B (USB Device interface)
• USB-micro B (
mbed HDG debug interface)
• 20 position SDW/Trace connector (ARM standard debug connector)
• 61 pos 0.3 mm pitch FPC connector for display expansion
• 20 pos XBee compatible connector for RF module add-on
Dimensions 101 x 28 mm (104 x 28 mm with connectors)
Power • 4.5 - 5.5V input on pin 2, or
• via micro-B USB HDK connector, or
• via trace connector (+5V)
Other • Proper ESD protection on communication interfaces
• CMSIS-DAP Interface
On-board (debug interface functions)
• Supported by the
mbed SDK and online tools
• Supported by professional tools and middleware
• Industrial temperature specified (-40 to +85 degrees Celsius)
• ISO 9001:2008 produced
• Production and shipping compensated for carbon dioxide emission

Documentation and Resources



For mbed-related code, see above. Below are links to an LPCOpen port for the LPC4088 QuickStart Board.