The Design Challenge is taking place right now. Contestants can use the NXP’s Cortex-M0 based LPC1100 and the LPCXpresso developer kit to build and test their designs. The NXP LPC1100 Design Challenge is organized into three phases: Conceptual Design, Hardware Design, and Final Prototype. Each phase has new requirements for contestants, and the judges and community members will determine the winners of each phase. The Grand Prize is $3,000 in Apple gift cards.
The LPCXpresso, from NXP Semiconductors, is a development tool platform for the LPC ARM processor family of microcontrollers. The LPCXpresso features an easy-to-use interface and supports the complete product design cycle, providing an end-to-end development solution. LPCXpresso is designed for the beginner as well as the advanced designer. LPCXpresso users can now evaluate, explore and develop within a single easy-to-use interface while retaining all the advanced features associated with powerful and expensive tools. The LPCXpresso tool platform is available now for $29.95 (US).