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NXP MCX General Purpose Microcontrollers

Designed for the next era of industrial and IoT Edge

The MCX portfolio features a comprehensive selection of Arm® Cortex®-M based MCUs, offering expanded scalability with breakthrough product capabilities, simplified system design and a developer-focused experience through NXP’s MCUXpresso suite of software and tools.

Target Applications


  • Factory Automation
  • Power & Energy
  • Building Control
  • Medical Equipment

Smart Home

  • Control & Security
  • Smart Appliances
  • Home Entertainment
  • Health & Fitness

General Embedded

  • Industrial/Consumer HMI
  • Hand-held Devices
  • Power Tools
  • General Purpose Embedded Control


The MCX Portfolio consists of four series of products, scalable through the MCUXpresso Developer Experience.

MCX N Series

  • 150 MHz, 512KB-2MB
  • Intelligent peripherals
  • Advanced security

MCX W Series (Coming soon)

  • Up to 96 MHz
  • Low-power Bluetooth LE, Thread and Zigbee radio optimized for IIoT and Matter applications
  • Advanced security

MCX A Series

  • Up to 96 MHz, 32KB-1MB
  • Intelligent peripherals
  • Various device options for multi-market solutions

MCX L Series (Coming soon)

  • Below 50 MHz, Up to 1MB
  • Optimized for always-on, battery-operated devices
  • Lowest active power and leakage


MCX A Series MCUs



  • I/O Capability
    • Up to 8 Hi-drive 20mA pins
    • 50MHz IOs on select ports
    • 5V tolerant IOs on select pins
  • Power and Operation
    • Capless LDO power architecture
    • Operating voltage: 1.7 to 3.6V
    • Temperature range: -40 to 105 C
    • IOs: 1.71V to 3.6V
  • Package Options
    • 64LQFP: 10 x 10 x 1.4 mm, 0.5 mm pitch
    • 48QFN: 7 x 7 x 0.9 mm, 0.5 mm pitch
    • 32QFN: 5 x 5 x 0.9 mm, 0.5 mm pitch


MCX N Series MCUs


  • Performance
    • Dual CM33 150MHz
    • DSP, NPU
  • Intelligent Peripherals
    • Flexcomm, FlexIO, FlexPWM, FlexSPI
    • Touch, Motor Control, Analog
  • Advanced Security
    • Crypto, Tamper-Detect
    • Life-cycle management
  • Power and Operation
    • Buck DC-DC, Core LDO, other LDOs
    • Separate AO domain on VBAT pin
    • Operating voltage: 1.71V to 3.6V
    • Temperature range: -40 to 105 C
    • IOs: 1.71V to 3.6V
  • Package Options
    • VFBGA184: 9 x 9 x 0.86 mm, 0.5 mm pitch
    • HLQFP100: 14 x 14 x 1.4 mm, 0.5 mm pitch



MCX | Enablement: Software

  • Integrated Development Environments (IDE)
    • MCUXpresso for VS Code
    • MCUXpresso IDE
    • IAR® Embedded Workbench
    • Arm KEIL®
  • MCUXpresso Software Development Kit (SDK)
    • Extensive suite of robust peripheral drivers, stacks, and middleware
    • Includes software examples demonstrating use of peripheral drivers and middleware
  • MCUXpresso Config Tools
    • Includes pins, clocks, and peripheral tools for generation of MCUXpresso SDK code
  • FreeMASTER data visualization & control
  • Secure programming and provisioning
  • MicroPython enablement
  • eIQ® ML Software Development Environment
  • Open-CMSIS-Packs for access to MCUXpresso SDK using an open standard delivery mechanism
  • Zephyr platform support* and FreeRTOS examples




MCX | Enablement: Hardware


low-cost, compact and scalable FRDM development boards

Key Features

  • Standard form factor and headers
  • Easy access to MCU I/Os
  • On-board MCU-Link debugger
  • Broad range of supported modules
  • Shield boards come with standard, pre-populated headers
  • Expansion Board Hub to find add-on boards from NXP and our partners with related MCUXpresso SDK-compatible drivers and examples
  • Development for Connectivity, Graphics, Machine Learning, Motor Control, Sensors, Touch and Voice







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