MCB2388 Evaluation Board

Support for the MCB2388 Evaluation Board. More...

Detailed Description

Support for the MCB2388 Evaluation Board.


MCB2388 image


MCU: LPC2388
Vendor NXP
16KiB Ethernet RAM
2KiB Backup RAM
Flash 512KiB
Frequency up to 72 MHz
FPU no
Timers 4 (32-bit)
ADCs 1x 10-bit (8 channels)
DACs 1x 10-bit (1 channel)
SPIs 2
I2Cs 3
Vcc 3.0V - 3.63V
Datasheet Datasheet
Board Manual Board Manual

User Interface

1 User button, 8 LED, 1 potentiometer, 1 speaker:

Device PIN
LED0 P2.0
LED1 P2.1
LED2 P2.2
LED3 P2.3
LED4 P2.4
LED5 P2.5
LED6 P2.6
LED7 P2.7
SW0 P2.10
POT0 P0.23
SPK0 P0.26

Implementation Status

Peripheral Supported Comments
ADC yes
CAN no
DMA partly only for MCI
Ethernet no
GPIO yes
I2C yes
I2S no
MCI yes Media Card (SD/MMC) Interface
PWM yes
RTC yes
SPI yes
Timer yes
UART yes
USB no
Watchdog no

More info

Board Schematics

Board schematics


The MCB2388 is programmed via an ISP bootloader over UART. For this you have to connect an USB-RS232 converter to the COM0 port.

Make sure to have the ISP Jumper set.

Connect the MCB2388 to your PC using the serial port and run from within the folder of your application to flash:

BOARD=mcb2388 make flash

You'll notice that during the first invocation takes a bit longer, as the tool lpc2k_pgm used to flash the MCB2388 is also compiled.

You can connect to the shell by running:

BOARD=mcb2388 make term

Serial Terminal

By default the RST line is connected to the RTS/CTS line of COM0. This will pull the MCU into reset when connecting a terminal. Use pyterm -tg to toggle the pins and complete the reset.

If you want to connect a terminal application that does not support this, remove the RST jumper from the board. You will not be able to flash the board using lpc2k_pgm if the RST jumper is disconnected.


The development kit comes with a ULINK-ME Debug Unit that supports the CMSIS-DAP protocol. Connect it with the JTAG port on the board, the debugging should work by typing

BOARD=mcb2388 make debug

Flashing via OpenOCD

Theoretically you should be able to flash also via JTAG. Unfortunately OpenOCD support for this chip family seems to be pretty buggy. I was unable to flash the board using the ULINK-ME adapter and OpenOCD. (2019)

The board might get stuck when using OpenOCD, you have to power-cycle it to being able to use ISP programming again.


file  adc_params.h
 Board specific configuration of direct mapped ADC.
file  board.h
 Basic definitions for the MCB2388 board.
file  gpio_params.h
 Board specific configuration of direct mapped GPIOs.
file  periph_conf.h
 MCB2388 peripheral configuration.