Microcontroller news from STMicroelectronics – 31 August 2016

Ultra-low-power STM8L152 now available in tiny WLCSP32 package

Targeting battery-powered applications with a strong space constraint such as sensors, mobile devices, wearables or their accessories, the STM8L152K8Y6TR in a WLCSP32 package offers a tiny footprint of 1.9 x 3.3 mm and only consumes 400 nA in the lowest power mode and 200 μA/MHz in run mode. Its ballout is a perfect match on the first seven rows of balls with our previous 28-ball WLCSP version; ensuring easy migration from 16-Kbyte to 64-Kbyte Flash memory devices.


STM32 crypto firmware library is now FIPS certified and ready for use

The STM32 cryptographic library package (X-CUBE-CRYPTOLIB) is now FIPS certified according to the US Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). Ready for use in STM32-based applications including IoT, POS, or smart meters, the library includes all the major algorithms for encryption, hashing, message authentication, and digital signing and helps customers prove the security of their new products quickly and cost-effectively.


New slim-form-factor Nucleo-32 board for very budget-friendly, ultra-low-power STM32L4 solutions

Try out new concepts and build prototypes using our NUCLEO-L432KC board based on the ultra-low-power STM32L432KC MCU offering a rationalized peripheral set to provide a cost-optimized solution. In addition to being an affordable and flexible way to explore the MCU’s benefits and features, developers will appreciate the board’s new slim-form-factor – it’s the first Nucleo-32 board integrating the new QFN32 package – and get direct access to ARM® mbed™ online tools.


SPEEDY Board and STM32F4: Accelerating the 3D printing world

GH Enterprise is an Italian company that is changing the industry with its SPEEDY board, a high performance controller board originally designed for 3D printers, but also used in CNC machines, laser engravers and robotic arms.


STM32 MCUs Are Up to the Solar-Car Challenge

The 2016 American Solar Challenge is complete and the winner is the University of Michigan Solar Car team that was sponsored, in part, by ST. The University of Michigan team successfully defended its championship, winning its 6th consecutive title and 9th overall.


See how you can benefit from the STM32L4’s performance in the ultra-low-power world

This e-presentation highlights how the high flexibility of the STM32L4’s new architecture ensures best-in-class ultra-low-power figures while its ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with FPU and ST ART Accelerator™ at 80 MHz improves performance. Its smart peripherals and innovative safety features reduce BOM cost and improve integration. In addition to its new Shutdown mode with consumption as low as 8 nA, the series benefits from pin-to-pin compatibility with the STM32 family and the complete STM32 development ecosystem.


See how to use the STM32Cube to develop an application in less than 10 minutes

This video explains how to use STM32CubeMX graphical software configuration tool to configure and generate code, compile and debug, and estimate power consumption through a simple example that displays trace messages on a PC sent by an STM32Nucleo board via its Virtual COM port facility. This video covers all the steps to set up the software which is greatly simplified through the use of the STM32CubeMX tool.


6 minutes is all it takes to learn how to get started with our USB Type-C and Power Delivery solution

This video describes ST’s embedded software solution running on STM32F0 microcontrollers to develop applications using the new USB Type-C reversible connector and Power Delivery communication protocol. It describes the features and benefits of the USB-IF certified Type-C and Power Delivery stack (X-CUBE-USB-PD) as well as a description of the associated STM32 Nucleo development tool (P-NUCLEO-USB001).