STM32 ODE news from STMicroelectronics – 26 October 2016

Complete hardware and software solution to quickly build a Contiki sensor network


The STM32 Open Development Environment (ODE) provides developers with end-to-end solutions to explore and validate design concepts leveraging an extensive set of hardware and software that help add functionalities and scale-up your project. Today developers can easily create a Contiki 6LoWPAN, sub-GHz network with extensive sensing capabilities to harvest and review sensor data on a smartphone or tablet through a dedicated Android app.


This complete hardware and software package comprises:

  • Pre-built software function pack (FP-NET-6LPBLE1) that implements the application layer with bridging functions to connect a 6LoWPAN network to a BLE-enabled device. The function pack includes:
    • Middleware library with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Contiki 3.x 6LoWPAN protocol stack
    • Support for mesh networking technology through a standard RPL protocol
    • Sample application to connect a border router to a sensor node using 6LoWPAN mesh network technology
    • App to display mesh network tree and sensor data on an Android™ device
  • STM32 Nucleo development board (NUCLEO-F401RE) powered by a high-performance STM32F4 microcontroller and including an integrated ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger and programmer.
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) expansion board (X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1) designed around ST’s SPBTLE-RF Bluetooth Low Energy module based on BlueNRG-MS.
  • Sub-GHz RF expansion board X-NUCLEO-IDS01A4 (868 MHz) or X-NUCLEO-IDS01A5 (915 MHz), based on the SPIRIT1-RF module SPSGRF-868 or SPSGRF-915.
  • Motion MEMS and environmental sensor expansion board (X-NUCLEO-IKS01A1) featuring accelerometer, gyroscope and compass MEMS as well as pressure, temperature and humidity sensors.