STMicroelectronics Aero and Space Products Are Going to Shows

747 Views September 29, 2017

Satellite in Space

For satellites and other electronics, space is a very harsh environment. First, they must survive enormous acceleration forces and vibration to get there. Then , systems and the electronics inside them are subjected to high levels of radiation from the full range of photons, neutrons, electrons, and ions traveling through the vacuum that is space. For systems to operate reliably …

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

563 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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Wizzilab: Come for the Cool WizziKit, Stay for the Amazing Customizations

880 Views September 13, 2017

Wizzilab

It’s one thing to understand that sub-gigahertz networks are the path to IoT (Internet of Things) but it’s another to know which road to tread and how to evaluate the present and future needs of an organization. Enter Wizzilab, a French company with a unique concept called WizziKit: an inexpensive multi-standard bundle designed to hasten developments thanks to …

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

835 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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NumWorks: STM32F4 in the Thinnest and First Open Graphing Calculator

2.9K Views August 29, 2017

NumWorks

NumWorks is a French company that is making great waves today by releasing the slimmest and first open graphing calculator for high school students in North America and Europe, thanks in part to an STM32F4 microcontroller (MCU). It’s impossible to overestimate a teacher’s impact on the appreciation students have for a subject. Unfortunately, not all children have access …

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

486 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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Smart Industry: Four Principles Behind the ST Solutions Powering this Industrial Revolution

362 Views August 17, 2017

“Smart Industry” isn’t a random label one can just throw around, but the current industrial revolution brought upon by a sophisticated and precise set of technologies that are changing man’s relation to manufacturing. Hence, Vipin Bothra will hold a session on the building blocks of the smart industry, during the ST Developers Conference that will take place on …

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ST Developers Conference: Time-of-Flight Sensors, New Applications with Record-Breaking Components

416 Views August 4, 2017

FlightSense

Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors are often under-appreciated, which is why John Kvam from ST will hold two lectures at the next Developers Conference that will take place in Santa Clara, California, on September 6, to introduce them and explain how to optimize products around them. When people hear “proximity sensor”, they most often think of smartphones, laptops, or automated …

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ST Developers Conference: V2X Communications, The Talkative Cars of Tomorrow

375 Views August 3, 2017

V2X

To ensure developers can deal with the rise of connected cars, Raed (pronounced as “ra’ed”) Shatara from ST will hold a lecture on V2X communication at the next Developers Conference that will take place on September 6 in Santa Clara, California. V2X means Vehicle-to-Everything, and it’s a term that encompasses a broad range of communication systems, such as …

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100 Smart Cities, Millions of Opportunities

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

661 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

332 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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Idea to Creation: Architect of “Light of Thoughts” Talks

215 Views June 21, 2017

Light of Thoughts

Light of Thoughts” brightened millions of faces at Vivid Sydney 2017. The interactive exhibit, a collaboration between ST and Australia-based artists, featured 270 acrylic cubes, built as a giant “brain” in pixel form that reacted and projected different animations and illuminations based on hand movements to captivate attendees.

Joe Peng, an architect of Lights of Thought, and Application …

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Silicon Carbide: Go Beyond Silicon

655 Views June 8, 2017

Among a range of options, Silicon is by far the most widely used semiconductor material with good reason. It is easy to fabricate and provides good general electrical and mechanical properties. Also, it forms high-quality silicon oxide that is used for insulation layers between different active elements of the IC. As a result, Silicon can be used to create …

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NFC Tag Reading Lands Key Endorsement

520 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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LoRa Creates Big Industrial IoT Opportunity in China

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Pundits predict China’s IoT market will balloon to more than $120 billion by 2022. A significant part of this market opportunity is composed of promising industrial projects around water and gas meters, smart parking, and asset monitoring and tracking, where cost-effective, ultra-low power, long-distance communication LPWAN technologies, such as LoRa, can boost the Industrial IoT (IIoT) business in China, …

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Safety and Wellness Wearable Protects Loved Ones

720 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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PSI5 : The Simple Bus Interface Going Beyond Airbag Applications

541 Views April 28, 2017

Airbag

Airbags have been around for years, saving lives in the unfortunate event of an accident. Initially only installed for the driver of the vehicle, it’s now common to have multiple airbags protecting all vehicle occupants. These airbags are triggered by information from multiple sensors. And in part because of the increase in the number of airbags, the number of sensors …

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STM32-AudioWeaver: Audio Development Tool

1.6K Views April 25, 2017

Earlier this year, we introduced ST-AudioWeaver, an advanced and free audio development tool in partnership with DSP Concepts. The incredibly useful ST-AudioWeaver makes audio development even easier on STM32 products and will significantly reduce development time and cost.

ST-AudioWeaver is a Graphical UI tool that helps developers create audio features by dragging and dropping DSP modules and configuring them in …

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Tutorial: 6LoWPAN, Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Network and Sending Data to the Internet

3.4K Views April 13, 2017

This tutorial will walk you through setting up a quick 6LoWPAN (pronounced “six-lo-pan”) network to send data from a node to a gateway connected to a Wi-Fi network. Hence, this demo will help you get a first hands-on experience with ST’s software stack, and development boards. As sub-gigahertz wireless protocols become ever more popular, and companies like Wi6Labs come up …

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STSPIN32F0: Integrated Solution for Three-Phase BLDC motors

956 Views April 5, 2017

STSPIN32F0 is ideal for Motion Control

ST’s new STSPIN32F0 motor-control system-in-package combines the power and flexibility of a microcontroller-based drive using different control algorithms with ease-of-use and space efficiency. The product is ideal for applications like smart-manufacturing equipment, power tools, and cooling fans. It also suits emerging high-tech product categories such as drones, small robots, and home appliances containing high-efficiency motors.

The solution is equally attractive for developers …

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eDesignSuite: ST and Würth Bring More than Just Transformers

500 Views March 21, 2017

eDesignSuite users can now integrate Würth Elektronik’s transformers in their designs, thanks to the integration of the Smart Transformer Selector (STS) in the Schematics view. eDesignSuite, available on ST’s website, is an application that helps design, and simulate, different types of circuits. Designers can start a project in record time, and more easily move to prototyping, thanks …

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Towards an Automotive Mobile World

226 Views March 3, 2017

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress originated in Madrid in 1987 as GSM World Congress and moved as it’s grown to Cannes and now to Barcelona. It has also expanded from being focused uniquely on GSM phones, to mobile devices, and now to any connected device. This year, the halls of the Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center are paved to accommodate more and …

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Mobile Payment Pays Off Thanks to ST’s Unique, Complete, and Certified Solution

378 Views February 2, 2017

Last month, at CES 2017, ST showcased a complete solution to integrate mobile payment in smartphones and wearable devices. Contactless payment is not new, but building such a system from the ground up is extremely cumbersome, which explains why so few companies offer it. There are so many aspects to consider, such as communication protocols, the security, and the various …

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A Pedometer in ST’s MEMS : Make Every Step Count by Choosing the Ones That Count

167 Views January 25, 2017

Wearable wrist band

At CES 2017, ST announced that several smartphones were compatible with the WeRun feature found in the WeChat messaging app, thanks to two components : the 6-axis inertial module LSM6DSL or LSM6DSM, and the eCompass LSM303AH. These MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) are very popular with manufacturers of mobile devices, because of their precise sensors. They …

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eDesignSuite : Interactive Simulations and Automatic Schematics, Trying It Means Loving It

527 Views January 20, 2017

Making an electronic product is both an art and a science. Complex electrical engineering principles guide the designers’ choices and compromises, but putting all the pieces together is also an art that requires thoughtfulness and experience. To help with both of these, ST offers platforms and development tools. One of them is eDesignSuite, an application that helps design and simulate …

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