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Getting Started with Nuvoton 32-Bit Microcontrollers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Getting Started with Nuvoton 32-Bit Microcontrollers: A Comprehensive Guide

Nuvoton 32-bit microcontrollers are a popular choice for embedded systems development due to their high performance, low power consumption, and affordable price. Nuvoton Technology Corporation is a leading semiconductor manufacturer that provides a wide range of microcontrollers (MCUs).

In this article we will discuss the Nuvoton N76E003 Development Board. Here, we will learn how to set-up the N76E003 programming environment as well as how to write the program and blink an LED. Nuvoton's 32-bit microcontrollers offer a wide selection of ARM Cortex-M0, M4, and M23 cores, catering to various application requirements. These controllers are known for their rich features, including high-speed interfaces, analog peripherals, real-time control capabilities, and robust security features.

Overview of N76E003

N76E003 – a 1T-8051 based series MCU, offers 18 KB Flash ROM, configurable Data Flash and 1 KB SRAM .

It supports wide operating voltage of 2.4V to 5.5V

Temperature range of - 40 ℃ to 105 ℃ ,

High noise immunity of 7 kV ESD

The N76E003 provides up to 18 I/O pins under 20 pin packages and rich peripherals including two UART s, SPI , I²C , 6-ch PWM output, wake-up function, and Brown-out detector.

The competitive features includes a high precision <2 % deviation 16 MHz Internal RC oscillator, and a high resolution 12-bit 8 channel ADC .

N76E003 supports small form factor packages TSSOP20 ( 4mm x 6.5mm ) and QFN20 ( 3mm x 3mm ) for easy board design.

Key Features of N76E003


  • 1T 8051 processor
  • Max frequency up to16 MHz
  • Wide operating voltage: 2.4V to 5.5V
  • Temperature range: - 40 ℃ to 105 ℃


  • 18 KB of Flash memory
  • 1 KB of SRAM
  • Supports configurable Data Flash
  • Supports program update by:
  • ISP ( In-System Programming )
  • ICP ( In-Circuit Programming )
  • IAP ( In-Application Programming )


  • Up to 6-ch PWM
  • Programmable dead-zone generator


  • 12-bit 8-ch ADC
  • Runs up to 500 kSPS


  • Two UART s up to 115200 bps
  • One SPI up to 8 MHz
  • One I²C up to 400 kHz

Clock Control

  • 2 % deviation16 MHz Internal RC oscillator
  • 10 kHz Internal RC oscillator

Applications of N76E003

There are several applications of N76E003 such as Access Control System, Thermostat, Bluetooth Speaker, Electric Meter, Data Collector, Battery charger, Beauty Equipment, Small Home Appliance, etc.

Now Let’s Set Up Our Development Environment

To begin your Nuvoton 32-bit microcontroller project, you'll need the right tools. Ensure you have the following:

1. Hardware:

The official development board for Nuvoton N76E003 is the NuTiny-N76E003 SDK board with a programmer.

2. Software Development Kit (SDK):

·       Download the softwares listed below

·       Board Support Package for Keil - N76E003

·       Keil Micro Vision - C51 (IDE with Compiler)

·       Nu-Link Keil Driver

·       Nu-Link ICP Programming Tool

3. Integrated Development Environment (IDE):

·       Download and install Keil Micro Vision and C51 Compiler which is used to compile code for 8051 architecture.

·       To flash the program to the microcontroller we will use Nu-link Keil driver interface.

·       Other than the compiler and IDE, install the Board Support Package (BSP) Library for N76E003.


For more information about Nuvoton 32-bit microcontrollers visit our article

Nuvoton 32-bit microcontrollers present vast possibilities for electronics enthusiasts, hobbyists, and embedded professionals. The Nuvoton’s 32 bit mcu modules can be used in varied applications such as Thermostat, Bluetooth Speaker, Infrared Sensing, Battery charger, Small IoT appliances. In terms of industrial projects we can use Nuvoton Module to build Rail safety devices, Infrared Astronomy, optical power meters and Large scale IoT projects.

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