STM32Cube low-layer APIs, USB-C and PD Nucleo pack, energy-friendly STM32L4 Nucleo boards with SMPS and more – 27 July 2017

Two new STM32 Nucleo boards to explore the latest energy-friendly STM32L4 MCUs

The NUCLEO-L452RE and NUCLEO-L452RE-P (SMPS version) STM32 Nucleo-64 development boards are the newest building bricks of the STM32L4 ecosystem to discover the new STM32L45x and STM32L46x MCUs offering versatile combinations of an integrated USB controller and cryptographic hardware accelerator. Taking advantage of ST’s innovative low-power technology, these chips have an active mode current of just 36 µA/MHz, enabling longer runtime on small batteries.

 

STM32Cube low-layer APIs now deployed across all STM32 series

STM32Cube low-layer (LL) APIs, a light-weight, optimized, expert-oriented set of APIs designed for both performance and runtime efficiency, are now fully deployed across all existing STM32 series. Usable in standalone or in parallel with STM32Cube HALs (with a few restrictions), they also offer an easy migration path from the STM32 standard peripheral libraries, and it has never been easier to migrate old SPL projects into the Cube environment.

Our step-by-step video shows how to easily port them from one STM32 board to another. Watch now

 

STM32L4 ecosystem now enriched with new Nucleo-144 board

The NUCLEO-L496ZG-P STM32 Nucleo-144 development board provides an affordable and flexible way to try out new concepts and build prototypes taking advantage of the high-performance, ultra-low-power STM32L496ZG microcontroller. Featuring an external DC-DC converter (SMPS), it further optimizes the MCU’s power consumption by supplying VDD to the MCU core with the best energy efficiency.

 

New STM32 Nucleo Pack to develop USB Type-C & Power Delivery solutions

ST’s new USB Type-C™ 1.2 and USB Power Delivery 2.0 Nucleo Pack (P-NUCLEO-USB002) leverages the performance of an STM32F072 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0 microcontroller and two STUSB1602 USB Type-C™ port controllers, guaranteeing clean USB PD communication and high-voltage protection up to 28 V. Used with the embedded X-CUBE-USB-PD software, the kit enables fast prototyping of certified source and sink USB PD applications for under $50.

 

“IoT on Wheels” design challenge for safer, smarter and more efficient vehicles

The IoT On Wheels design challenge by ST and element14 aims to develop IoT-connected solutions for making today’s vehicles safer, smarter and more efficient. Teams will integrate an STM32 Nucleo-64 development board (NUCLEO-L476RG) based on an ultra-low-power STM32L476 MCU, supporting Arduino and ST morpho connectivity, into their project and have a chance to win a prize package worth up to $1800.

 

STM32Cube software suite makes STM32 development easier

This presentation covers the free STM32Cube software development suite that combines a PC software tool and a set of embedded software bricks to help configure STM32 MCUs and generate initialization code. To complement HAL ease of use and portability, the new low-layer APIs optimized for performance offer a high level of flexibility for developers. STM32Cube comes with lots of example code, ready to be used with a wide range of development environments. Watch now

 

Get started with STM32L4 Discovery kit IoT node

This video describes the main components and features of the B-L475E-IOT board and shows a typical use of this platform as an IoT node using Amazon Web Services to demonstrate the interactions between that node and a cloud server to build an intelligent system. The focus is on the MQTT messages exchanged between the IoT node and a user through AWS IoT services. These messages contain sensors values and LED status and all the changes detected on the board.