Last ST Technology Tour of 2017 Rocked Canada, the New IoT Country!

249 Views October 19, 2017

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Yesterday, ST held its last Technology Tour for 2017 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), and the energy was electric. In certain ways, the event mirrored last month’s ST Developers Conference that put the spotlight on SensorTile and its IoT (Internet of Things) initiatives. The day was filled with engaging and practical presentations that focused on smart technologies, cloud …

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We’ve Got the Power: It’s Vertical and Intelligent

271 Views October 4, 2017

VIPower

The idea behind ST’s VIPower(TM) technology is relatively simple. Many applications require the ability to control high power, to sense and communicate their status, and to provide device protection and have logic functions to control the power intelligently. ST’s VIPower technology integrates all of these functions onto the same device and provides numerous advantages over discrete device solutions.

The …

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2nd-Gen Smart Meters Coming Soon – Starting with Italy

609 Views September 28, 2017

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On Monday ST announced that it is a core partner of the second-generation smart meter program being rolled out by ENEL (through its subsidiary e-Distribuzione) in Italy. The massive program, with over 40 million new meters to be deployed, includes about 32 million meters to replace the current first-generation meters with the remainder slated to satisfy customer requests …

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by Michael Markowitz

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ST Developers Conference: IoT and SensorTile Make a Splash, Literally!

863 Views September 7, 2017

ST Developers Conference

After months of preparation, numerous blog posts, and massive anticipation, the ST Developers Conference took place yesterday in Santa Clara, California, and the excitement was palpable. With a lot more demos, booths, and presentations than last year, professionals and enthusiasts across a broad range of industries got to see innovations, learn about new technologies, and receive specialized training. Thanks …

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P-NUCLEO-IKA02A1: A CO Detector Development Board So Flexible It’s Practically Doing Yoga

505 Views August 21, 2017

The P-NUCLEO-IKA02A1 is a development board enabling engineers to quickly design a smart carbon monoxide (CO) detector using ST’s platforms and components. Smoke and gas detectors are great symbols of the smart revolution. We think so little of the original devices, found in homes and offices for ages, it takes a while to realize they are beeping because their batteries are …

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STM32Cube Software Libraries: Two Powerful Updates For Applications Using Bluetooth or 6LoWPAN

569 Views July 17, 2017

ST has upgraded two of their STM32Cube Expansion Software with RF libraries: the X-CUBE-SUBG1, and X-CUBE-BLE1. ST always strives to go beyond what typical manufacturer’s offer, to enable engineers to create better products faster, and STM32Cube is a big part of that experience. There are two major offerings: STM32CubeMX and STM32Cube software libraries. The …

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100 Smart Cities, Millions of Opportunities

422 Views July 12, 2017

Smart Cities India

Smart Cities use hundreds, thousands, or millions of devices and sensors installed in various locations as part of a coherent and cohesively-managed network. The information these devices and sensors collect can be used by the city to make intelligent decisions that can improve traffic flow, deploy services or resources, and optimize operations for the social and commercial benefit of everyone.

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by Michael Markowitz

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STM32 ODE Function Packs: Three Major Updates, New Applications with Sensor Boards and Bluetooth Modules

679 Views June 29, 2017

ST has recently updated three STM32 ODE Function Packs to provide more features to their development platforms and simplify the application creation process for developers. The STM32 Open Development Environment (ODE) uses Function Packs, which contain drivers, documentation, application examples, and source code, to make the most out of the various development boards ST provides. Some programs are already compiled …

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Bike Sharing Adopts New Technologies

348 Views June 28, 2017

bike sharing China

Bike-sharing systems have come a long way since the first — and free — system launched in Amsterdam in 1967. Well intentioned, that system was destined to fail, as a city ordinance prohibited leaving unlocked bikes in public places. Today, technology is transforming bike sharing and contributing to an explosion of IT-based systems that are making bike shares part of Smart Cities. …

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by Michael Markowitz

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NFC Tag Reading Lands Key Endorsement

532 Views June 7, 2017

NFC opens locked doors

Many users — and NFC-market leaders — have long awaited an announcement on NFC tag reading from Apple. With just under 20% market share according to Gartner’s 2016 analysis and an outsized enthusiasm among many of its more than 700-million users, the Company wielded exceptional power to kickstart NFC-driven innovation.

Now, the wait is over! In its presentations at the 2017 Apple Worldwide …

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by Michael Markowitz

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Safety and Wellness Wearable Protects Loved Ones

730 Views May 24, 2017

Necessity is the mother of invention. Jacqueline Ros and Andrea Perdomo are the mothers of Revolar. They founded the company and developed their wearable safety product from unfortunate experience: the feeling of helplessness that comes from family members finding themselves in unsafe situations and unable to communicate. 

What is Revolar? It is a small wearable that can be worn discreetly on …

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Sensing Where We Are

470 Views May 2, 2017

The Sensors market, like the semiconductor market in general, has been a bit schizophrenic. In the first half of last year, the market was as quiet and still as a predawn unruffled lake. Then, the second half sparkled and bubbled like fine Champagne. In the fourth quarter of the last year, ST popped the cork, achieving the highest-ever quarterly volume shipments …

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FP-NET-6LPWIFI1 and FP-SNS-6LPNODE1: Function Packs Make Creating a 6LoWPAN Network Easy

1.2K Views April 12, 2017

ST offers Function Packs to jump-start a 6LoWPAN project, and today, we’ll focus our attention on two of them, the FP-NET–6LPWIFI1 and FP-SNS–6LPNODE1. They include source codes, and applications, to make prototyping easy and shorten development times. As startups, multinational corporations, or governments, take advantage of the Internet of Things, they need complete and modern solutions that …

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Wireless Charging Made Easy with the STWLC33

358 Views April 3, 2017

We have all experienced it – our smartwatch battery runs out but our cell phone is fully charged. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to transfer some power between these devices until you can get home and plug in: on-the-go wireless charging? Well now you can.

The STWLC33 wireless power receiver also adds transmit capabilities to a receiving coil, thereby …

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B-L072Z-LRWAN1 and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 : Two LoRa Boards, One Easy Way to Create Applications

1K Views February 22, 2017

The B-L072Z-LRWAN1 and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 are the newest LoRa development boards from ST. In the age of connected devices, sub-gigahertz networks are the latest El Dorado, and ST is pioneering this brave new world with great software that speeds up prototyping, and powerful transceivers that can last 10 years on a single battery.

One technology …

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Come See ST at Mobile World Congress

551 Views February 10, 2017

Mobile World Congress

In case you hadn’t looked at the calendar recently, Mobile World Congress is coming! Billed as the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, the event takes place in beautiful Barcelona, between February 27 and March 2 under the theme of “Mobile. The Next Element”. And it will be great!

Originally a show dedicated to the mobile phone industry, Mobile …

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Smart Parking becoming a reality

1K Views January 25, 2017

Hate wasting time driving around looking for a parking spot? While circling the streets or parking lots, we waste time, add to traffic congestion, increase carbon emissions and, if you ultimately give up and go home, hurt the economy.

Good news! Technological advancements and standardized specifications (LoRaWAN™) that support IoT devices, including low-power wide-area networks and wireless RF technology, …

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Big Goals Drive Euro Alliance for IoT Innovation

647 Views January 9, 2017

AIOTI Members

The Internet of Things (IoT) is on a trajectory to connect 45 billion things by 2020. So the European Commission created the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) to develop a dynamic IoT ecosystem in Europe. In large part, this aims to leverage the unique opportunity of new markets to invigorate Europe’s industry, address demographic changes, and transform growing cities …

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ST Powering Big Trends at CES 2017

861 Views January 7, 2017

As the tech masses gathered in Las Vegas this week for the 50th annual CES conference, ST technology was powering some of the hottest trends.

AI & Smart Assistants:  Voice-activated “smart assistants” are everywhere. Just speak and they can help you with almost anything you need to do. These assistants are now in smartphones, home automation devices, and Smart-Home applications …

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Need a Gift? We’re Here to Help!

891 Views December 12, 2016

Tis the season for “peace on earth and goodwill to man.” And as we approach the end of 2016, we’re also entering the traditional season of gift giving around the world. If you are struggling to find just the right gift for someone, we’re got some suggestions. Naturally, they contain ST technology.

For the athletes on your list, Smart Things …

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Silicon Photonics for the New Internet

489 Views November 24, 2016

By 2020 we’ll be able to send in one hour the total volume of data traffic sent in the whole of the year 2000. In 2016, the traffic during an average hour is equivalent to 250 million people streaming high-definition video continuously. In a busy hour, this rises to the equivalent of about 600 million people streaming high-definition video continuously. …

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Enabling the Evolution of the City into the Smart City

360 Views November 16, 2016

At ST, “smart” means doing things more efficiently and flexibly, safer, in a more sustainable manner, and with a better experience for the people at the center. Today, ST is enabling the evolution of cities into smart cities through a unique portfolio of technologies, products, and solutions.

Cities and homes provide numerous opportunities to apply smart technologies—lighting, transportation and parking, …

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How to set up a complete LoRa ™ node in just 10 minutes

3.6K Views October 28, 2016

STM32 LoRa Nucleo Pack

We’ve been talking about LoRa™ a lot recently. In our post Wireless Low Power WANS: An Internet of “Things” Spread Across a City, we looked at how this technology is being used to save energy and make our cities safer, using the city of Amsterdam as an example. In the post LoRa, Three Boards to Master this One-Million-Node IoT Network we examined the P-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 development …

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Wireless Low Power WANS: An Internet of “Things” Spread Across a City

800 Views September 22, 2016

Amsterdam is known internationally as a charming city of canals, pastry shops, and Van Goghs. But thanks to its early adoption of a new networking standard, it may also soon be known as a test bed for a breakthrough technology that will extend Internet connectivity beyond computers and mobile phones, taking it into the untold millions of small mechanical and …

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Making Homes and Cities Smarter

305 Views June 30, 2016

The concept of “Smart” is relative to the era in which it is used. When the first domestic vacuum cleaner was introduced over a hundred years ago it was considered a smarter way to do housework – similarly with other electrically powered appliances that came into the home which were marketed as easier, more efficient ways of doing tasks that …

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