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Why and What

The MPE 2468 Powerboard allows you to buy boards that can be used as the CPU heart of a product with your own custom I/O. The board provides plenty of I/O pins on connectors at the edges of the board. You can fit your own connectors, whether they be 0.1″ pitch strips or stacking connectors (PC104 stacking or even gold-plated Samtec connectors). There are mounting holes for pillars. You can concentrate on the I/O for your product.

MPE 2468 Powerboard

All the standard computer-style I/O is available:

  • RS232 Serial – 10 pin IDC header – industry standard pin-out
  • Ethernet – connector with blinkenlights
  • SD card – micro SD
  • USB device – plugs into any PC
  • USB – device (option)
  • Flexible power options
    • From USB device connector
    • From edge-connector 5v
    • From 9-24 AC/DC jack
  • 2 64 pin GPIO connectors on two rows at .1″ pitch


The CPU is an NXP ARM LPC2468 running at 72MHz.

  • 72MHz ARM7
  • 512k on-chip Flash
  • 64+16+16 kb single-cycle on-chip SRAM; total 96 kb
  • 2 kb RAM with battery backup facility
  • 16Mb external SRAM
  • JTAG debug connector
  • DMA engine
  • RTC and 32KHz crystal
  • Ethernet
  • USB host and device
  • 4 UARTs
  • 2 channel CAN controller
  • 2 SSP controllers for SPI, SSI and Microwire
  • 3 I2C interfaces
  • I2S interface
  • SD/MMC 4 pin mode
  • 8 channel 10 bit ADC
  • 10 bit DAC
  • 4 General purpose timers with 8 capture inputs and 10 compare outputs.
  • Watchdog
  • 160 configurable I/O pins

  • Board support software

    This board is fully supported by the MPE Forth cross compilers, including Ethernet, TCP/IP with Telnet and HTTP servers, and USB device with VCOM (virtual serial) and MSC (mass storage).

    Price and delivery.

    There’s a minimum order quantity of 25. If you have need for a smaller quantity, we may be able to add it on to a production run. These boards are now fully manufacured in the UK.



    Our thanks to CMon Systems for permission to supply this board to the rest of the world.