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NXP announces teeny ARM Cortex chip

NXP Semiconductors today announced sampling of the world’s smallest general-market 32-bit microcontroller.

The LPC1102 - which is based on the Cortex-M0 processor designed by Brit chip shop ARM - is a hair over 2mm square and has 32KB of flash and 8KB of RAM onboard.

Key product features include a 4-channel 10-bit ADC, one UART, one SPI, two 32-bit and two 16-bit timers, and one 24-bit system timer. SWD debugging and programming with four breakpoints and two watchpoints are also included. A total of eleven I/O functions also double as general purpose input and output GPIO, according to NXP.