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The phyCORE-LPC3250 SOM features the NXP LPC3250 processor which boasts efficient processing, state-of-the-art power management, and support for a standard set of peripherals. Offering a reliable and durable solution, the phyCORE-LPC3250 provides circuitry common to embedded applications in terms of memory, including SDRAM and NAND/NOR Flash, as well as interfaces including Ethernet, USB OTG, and SD/SDIO, while providing the option to operate in ultra-low-power mode down to 0.9 V.

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The phyCORE-LPC3250 System on Module

The LPC3250 ARM®-9 Processor Family

The NXP Semiconductors' LPC3250 processor is built around the ARM®-9 CPU, featuring high performance, high integration, and low power consumption. Complemented by a Vector Floating Point (VFP) co-processor for increased performance for floating point arithmetic, the LPC3250 delivers up to 208 MHz and offers an EMC memory interface, USB-OTG, integrated Ethernet, and a LCD controller.

SOM Highlights

  • LPC3250 up to 208 MHz
  • VFP
  • Up to 128 MB LPSDR / 128 MB NAND
  • Ethernet
  • UART, SPI, I2C, I2S
  • Display and touch controller
  • Linux and CE 6.0 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-040
Architecture ARM926EJ
Processor NXP LPC3250
Frequency 208 MHz
DRAM 64 MB default / 128 MB max LPSDR
NAND 64 MB default / 128 MB max
NOR 2 MB default / 8 MB max
RS-232 2
I2C 2
I2S 2
USB Host
USB Device
USB OTG 1x FS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 10/100
Audio External
Display TFT/STN (24 bpp)
Touch Yes
Miscellaneous A/D, PWM, Keypad, JTAG
Dimensions 58 x 70 mm
Connector 2x 160-pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.15 V
Power Consumption 0.4 W
Temperature -40° to +85° C

The Interconnect

phyCORE-LPC3250 interfaces are routed to our high-density PCB interconnects on the underside of the SOM. Design the mating connectors on your carrier board. 

The phyCORE-LPC3250 Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-LPC3250 System on Module
  • phyCORE-LPC3250 Carrier Board
  • Linux, CE 6.0, Basic, Keil, or IAR Software
  • Optional expansion board
  • Optional LCD
  • Cables, schematics, and kit CD

The phyCORE SOM is designed to plug into a PHYTEC Carrier Board that provides the I/O connectors as well as any other interface circuitry not provided on the phyCORE module itself.

Carrier Board Features

  • RJ-45 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 OTG connector
  • USB Standard-A Host connector
  • USB Standard-B Device connector
  • 2x RS-232 serial ports
  • SD/MMC card interface
  • SDIO controller interface
  • Stereo input and output jacks
  • Keyboard interface connector
  • LVDS / touch display interface
  • User buttons and LEDs
  • JTAG connector
  • Expansion interface

SOM Features

The default configuration of the phyCORE-LPC3250 SOM included in the kit features: NXP LPC3250 208 MHz processor, 64 MB SDRAM, 64 MB NAND-Flash, 2 MB NOR-Flash, 32 KB EEPROM, Ethernet, and USB.

Optional Accessories

  • 3.5" VGA TFT-LCD with touch on adapter board
  • Bare PCB expansion board that plugs into the Carrier Board for rapid prototypting

phyCORE-LPC3250 Board Support Packages

PHYTEC Board Support Packages (BSPs) are software bundles that implement and support operating systems on our System on Modules. PHYTEC BSPs are application development-ready, offering all essential drivers and board-level feature support. The only task left for you is application integration. This way, you can focus on your core competencies while we take care of the rest.

Linux Package

  • GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain
  • Eclipse IDE
  • LTIB build system
  • Bootloader, kernel, file system
  • Source BSP

Access BSP here

CE 6.0 Package

  • Visual Studio 2005 evaluation CD 
  • Platform Builder
  • SDK for application development 
  • Bootloader and runtime Nk.bin image 
  • OSDesign example 
  • Binary BSP, source available under EULA

Access BSP here


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Developer Wiki

Find Quickstart guides, BSP downloads, and other useful information on our wiki.


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