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Development Platform for LPC2478

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Large ARM7 LPC2478 development board that comes with a great looking TFT display with touch screen mounted within a durable stainless steel shield. 4 LEDs and 3 buttons are available on the front side as well.

LPC2478 * LCD 3.5" 320x240 24bit color TFT color with backlight and touchscreen * Comes with CD containing Uboot pre-loaded and uCLinux sources and binaries. * MP3 decoder DSP + codec VS1002D * 3-axis digital accelerometer with 11 bit accuracy * 64MB SDRAM * USB host connector * USB device connector * IrDA transceiver (optional) * MICTOR trace connector (optional) * PS2 keyboard connector * 100Mbit Ethernet * CAN driver and connector * RS232 with ICSP control * SD/MMC card connector * JTAG connector * Reset button and circuit * 2 buttons * 1 trimpot * UEXT connector * Audio IN * Audio OUT * RTC battery * FR-4, 1.5 mm, red soldermask, component print

  • 134.6x101.6mm (5.3 x 4.0")


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  • charliex / about 14 years ago / 2

    The supplied manual is pretty bad, there is a lot to note about what it can and can't do, not enough memory to boot uCLinux (kernel or the root fs) without extra storage or host connection. The CAN connector seems to be wrongly marked since it lists NC, CANL and GND. no CANH
    CD is pretty weak, the main manual linked here isn't even on it, just the quick start, which has a few important elements missing that you'd need the other manual for. The quick start linked here has more details than the one on the CD.
    At minimum to get going you need power, a serial cable to use flash magic, and an MMC/SD or tftp to store the kernel and rootfs.
    A small point, but the front mounted buttons, aren't what i'd call front mounted, they're not even just recessed, you need a pointy stick of about 8mm to reach them through the access holes, which are on the front panel.
    The PCB is ok quality a lot of the drill holes are a few mil off and are really close to cutting the track.
    It's heavier than I expected. But it so far seems to have a good featureset.
    Apparently there are bugs in the supplied uBoot, but the information is not on the CD, it is on the linked PDF though.
    The flex cable for the LCD is poorly thought out, straight out of the box mine has a few nicks in the edges.
    Olimex stuff is cheap n cheerful.

  • Bruce_LPC / about 13 years ago / 1

    Anyone have any examples of how to use the kit with PS2 keyboard LPC-2478-STK Rev.B
    IAR Embedded Compiler

  • jsrdenmark / about 13 years ago / 1

    Combined with the PGM-07834 JTAG OSD programmer, this kit
    worked (almost) rigth out of the box. The Crossworks compiler
    package from Rowley has several demo-projects for this board,
    and except for an incorrect clock divisor setting,
    it supports the JTAG OSD programmer well too.
    A very good starting point for projects with the LPC24xx.

  • Member #140648 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Can u help me to do the program for Ethernet,..

  • Mymie / about 14 years ago / 1

    The LCD on this product appears to be exactly the same as LCD-08490. Can anybody confirm or deny this?

  • jptdrake / about 15 years ago / 1

    How easy is it to actually program the thing? Do you explicitly need additional hardware?

  • RaPunzel / about 15 years ago / 1

    Very tempting hardware, but I feel I'd be more productive on a jailbroken iPod touch.

  • bluehash / about 15 years ago / 1

    Nice!, But you have the document links inverted.

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