• Simplecortex - 120MHz - 512kB Flash

The Simplecortex is a development board which can host shields designed for the Arduino, since it has compliant headers, pin-out and spacing. However, the board itself is not Arduino-compatible, i.e. it doesn't use the Arduino IDE and is not source code compatible. The board was designed by 3 Dutch students and the boards are produced by Itead Studios.

It has an onboard debugger and an ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller from NXP. It uses an Eclipse-based programming environment. The Simplecortex is made as a school project and the hardware is open source under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 License.

To make sure that the Simplecortex is easy to use, brc-electronics made tutorials for almost every peripheral on the chip and examples to get you starting. There are tutorials for simple stuff like IO control up to more advanced tutorials for MicroSD cards.

The Simplecortex also has an onboard debugger. It can also be used to program external devices like a self made PCB for your own project. No more microcontrollers with pre-programmed bootloader needed.


  • Microcontroller: LPC1769
  • Max Frequency: 120MHz
  • RAM Capacity: 64K
  • FLASH Capacity: 512K
  • External Resources include: Onboard micro-SD socket, Onboard Ethernet and Onboard Debugger
  • Power Supply: External 7V - 24V (we recommend our 12V power supply) and USB -5V
  • I/O Operation Level: 3.3V (work with R3 compatible Arduino shields)
  • Board Size: 98mm x 54mm
  • Model: IM120410002, Version 1.3
  • Weight: 65.00g
  • Accessories: Document CD

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Simplecortex - 120MHz - 512kB Flash

  • Brand: Others
  • Product Code: 10066
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 47.49€

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