NXP Semiconductors has rolled out a new common toolkit for its Kinetis and LPC microcontrollers, which offers high-quality tools that work seamlessly and in conjunction with tools from the ARM Cortex-M ecosystem.

The release of MCUXpresso software and tools unifies the Kinetis and LPC microcontrollers under a set of compatible tools that include an open-source software development kit (SDK) with drivers, stacks, middleware and application examples; an integrated development environment (IDE) for editing, compiling and debugging; and a suite of system configuration tools for power optimisation, pin multiplexing and system clocking.

"With MCUXpresso software and tools, customers can experience shorter design times and reduced development investment with greater flexibility to move across NXP’s comprehensive offering of ARM Cortex-M based controllers, without ever changing their toolset," said Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general manager of the microcontroller business line at NXP.