Digi-Key Announces Stock on NXP Semiconductors LPC11C14 from its LPC11C00 Series of CAN Controllers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 9, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it is now stocking NXP's LPC11C00 series, starting with the LPC11C14, a Controller Area Network (CAN) 2.0B-compliant controller for industrial and embedded networking applications.

The LPC11C14 is now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

While CAN has long been considered one of the best choices for robust, real-time communication, the price has been prohibitive for low-cost embedded applications. With the introduction of the LPC11C00 series, NXP now provides a new low-cost entry point and total CAN solution that reduces product development risk, lowers total system cost, and speeds time to market for high-performance embedded designs. Additionally, by incorporating CAN and CANopen drivers in on-chip ROM, the LPC11C00 series provides design engineers with easy-to-use API commands to the CANopen protocol, enabling rapid integration into CAN-based networks.

"With the addition of several low-cost CAN device options, the LPC11C00 family is continuing to expand into even more 8- and 16-bit application areas," said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager, microcontroller product line, NXP Semiconductors. "Offering CAN and CANopen protocol support directly on-chip greatly simplifies the plug-and-play integration process."

Dave Doherty, Digi-Key vice president, semiconductor product, said, "We are very pleased to offer this new low-cost, high-value microcontroller to the thousands of design engineers who rely on Digi-Key to provide them with the latest and most innovative products for their designs."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 27,000 employees working in more than 25 countries and posted sales of USD 3.8 billion in 2009. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.

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