mbed – ARM Rapid Prototyping Tool

The mbed Comes in two flavors: CortexM3(NXP LPC1768) and CortexM0(NXP LPC11U24).

Here is the LPC1768 version, a 2×20 pin /2,54mm DIP board easy to use with breadboards.

  • 1 ethernet port
  • 3 serial ports (Rx/Tx)
  • 2 SPI ports
  • 2 I2C ports
  • 6 Analog INs or 5 Analog INs + 1 Analog Out
  • 1 CAN Port
  • 6 PWM out
  • 1 USB port (D+, D-) and the main USB-mini Port as a serial terminal
  • 4 blue LEDs

Connected to USB shows up a 2MB FAT-FS storage with a preloaded web page which connects and autenthicates the user to the  mbed.org website where resides the Free Online C Compiler and all other help pages, manuals, code examples, community contributed programs and libraries.

Loading a program is simple as drag-and-drop, you only need to drop the binary file on the MBED drive and the MBED Interface does all the programming after a board reset.

Some hints:

  1. MBED Serial Port in Windows: http://mbed.org/handbook/Windows-serial-configuration
  2. Handbook: http://mbed.org/handbook/Homepage
  3. Unbrick instructions: http://mbed.org/cookbook/Unbricking
  4. MCU User Manuals:
  5. Local toolchain usage:
  6. (Maybe) Useful Hardware:
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