IoT boards for industrial and developers, STM8CubeMX config tool, new STM32L4 MCUs and more – 10 May 2017

Connect your STM32 industrial application to a real-time ethernet fieldbus

The I-NUCLEO-NETX Nucleo expansion board with its Hilscher netX52 chip can be connected to any STM32 Nucleo-64 or Nucleo-128 board. With loadable pre-certified firmware for all fieldbus and real-time Ethernet buses, OPC-UA and MQTT stacks are also available from Hilscher to exchange data with the cloud in the context of industrial IoT. STM32Cube expansion software I-CUBE-NETX lets you build and evaluate Profinet, Ethernet/IP or Ethercat slave nodes.

 

STM8CubeMX: configure your STM8 with the help of a new software tool

The STMCube™ initiative is now available for the whole STM8 family! Similarly to STM32CubeMX for STM32 MCUs, STM8CubeMX helps developers find the best STM8 using search criteria or for a given board. Configuration is facilitated using the pinout wizard to solve potential pin allocation conflicts, the clock-tree wizard to properly set the clocks, and the power-consumption calculator to plan for consumption scenarios.

 

Connect directly to the cloud with our STM32 Discovery kit IoT node

The STM32L4 Discovery kit IoT node (B-L475E-IOT01A) combines direct access to cloud servers (Wi-Fi, NFC) and low-power multi-link communication (Sub-GHz, BLE) to help you create smart-connected low-power IoT nodes and optimize range and battery autonomy. Multi-way sensing is also included on-board for user interaction (proximity, motion, and audio sensors) as well as environmental awareness (pressure, humidity, and temperature sensors).

 

New ultra-low-power STM32L4 lines even more energy-friendly and versatile

Taking advantage of ST’s innovative ultra-low-power technology, our STM32L451, STM32L452 and STM32L462 MCU lines are new variants with versatile combinations of an integrated USB controller and cryptographic hardware accelerator. With the extended flexibility of the STM32L4 power architecture, developers now have the option to power the core from an external DC/DC for extra efficiency. Active mode current of just 36µA/MHz enables longer runtime on small batteries.

 

New milestone: Over 3 billion STM8 microcontrollers sold!

What is the most popular family in our entire MCU portfolio? Unquestionably, a vast majority of our customers’ applications rely on our 8-bit STM8 MCU platform. Be it in mass market, low power, or automotive sectors, our 8-bit MCUs offer the best price-to-performance ratio in many application cases thanks to their state-of-the-art peripheral set and ST-proprietary 130 nm embedded NVM technology.

 

6 minutes to get started with our LoRa Discovery Kit

This video covers the full chain of our LoRa Discovery Kit (B-L072Z-LRWAN1) and its extended network and application server functions. It shows in detail how to configure, compile and flash software to the Discovery Kit. Then it describes in easy to follow steps how you can connect it to a gateway, then to a network server, and finally to an application server.

 

Learn the basics of our ultra-low-power STM8L microcontrollers

Learn the basics of our 8-bit STM8L series of ultra-low-power microcontrollers in this short e-presentation. After a view of the block diagram and design architecture, you will better understand the performance and features set offered. Dedicated development tools are presented to help you get started. Finally, an overview of its ecosystem focuses on the integrated development environment for compiling, evaluating, and debugging your application.

 

STM32L4 series offers excellence in ultra-low-power with performance

This e-presentation highlights how ST’s new architecture attains best-in-class ultra-low-power figures thanks to its high flexibility. STM32L4 MCUs have scored 217 in the standardized EEMBC™ ULPBench® tests that compare the efficiency of ultra-low-power microcontrollers. Moreover, the STM32L4 series shatters performance limits in the ultra-low-power world. It delivers 100 DMIPS based on its ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with FPU and ST ART Accelerator™ at 80 MHz.