Avoid the Automotive Cybersecurity Speed Trap

69 Views October 18, 2017

Telemaco3P

Among connected-car enthusiasts, manufacturers and drivers, cybersecurity is the looming speed trap. If, as Gartner Research projects, there will be a quarter of a billion cars on the road by 2020 connected with Wi-Fi hotspots and Bluetooth®, something will need to keep hackers from exploiting those connections.

Less than 20 years ago, GM’s OnStar was the first telematics technology—and …

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STSPIN32F0(A): First Versatile Motor Controls with Embedded ST MCU

145 Views October 17, 2017

STSPIN and drones

The STSPIN32F0 and the STSPIN32F0A launching today are ST’s first System-in-Package (SiP) combining a three-phase BLDC (BrushLess Direct Current) electric motor driver and an STM32 Cortex-M0 microcontroller (MCU). Whether we are talking about smart industries, drones, or 3D printers, to name a few, motor control is at the center of many of the innovations that are shaping our …

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

563 Views September 28, 2017

smart meters

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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ST Developers Conference: Secure Boot and Firmware Upgrade Made Easy Thanks to Hands-on Lab

270 Views August 30, 2017

Security

One of the greatest challenges when designing new connected devices is impeccable security. This is why ST will hold a hands-on lab on secure boot and firmware update during its Developers Conference that will take place in Santa Clara on September 6. IoT has taught us one thing: nothing is safe! One of the big security scandals this summer …

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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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STM32Cube Software Libraries: New Features for MEMS Thanks to Major Upgrades

374 Views July 25, 2017

The software expansions X-CUBE-MEMS1 and X-CUBE-MEMSMIC1 have recently been updated to offer new features like real-time acoustic beamforming, or to improve how data from the motion sensors is processed. ST’s obsession with software could surprise those unfamiliar with the company’s history, but offering the industry’s leading MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), the most flexible …

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

548 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

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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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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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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Taiwan Hosts Asia’s 1st Sigfox Hackathon

370 Views May 30, 2017

Hackathon

An exciting enabling technology is expanding the range of applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Sigfox is an ultra-narrowband low power wide area network (LPWAN) capability well suited to applications that send small and infrequent bursts of data, such as highly distributed alarms and meters. In building out a global network to connect billions of nodes, Sigfox has …

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Sensing Where We Are

460 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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Cloud-Connectable Discovery Kit Puts More Stuff On-Board for Fast IoT Development

709 Views April 26, 2017

Cloud-Connectable

Building a Cloud-connectable IoT device can be a bear. Choosing the hardware can be the easy part; integrating all of the pieces and writing (and debugging) all the device drivers takes a lot more time. The STM32 Discovery kit IoT node was developed to eliminate much of that time-consuming effort and get makers and developers focused faster on adding value to …

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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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SPWF04 : Low-Power Wi-Fi And Powerful MCU for MicroPython Applications

6K Views April 20, 2017

SPWF04 Wi-Fi module

The SPWF04 Wi-Fi module recently launched by ST is designed to facilitate the development of cloud applications used by small or IoT devices connected to the web. Nowadays, offering 802.11 connectivity to customers is less of a luxury and more of a necessity. As TVs, consoles, multimedia boxes, and even refrigerators, weighing scales, or washing machines, find their …

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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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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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ST25DV: Dual interface NFC tags

313 Views April 10, 2017

ST recently extended its ST25 product family with the ST25DV: a dynamic-tag IC that is an RFID / NFC tag with both a contactless-RF and an I2C interface. It is unique in combining a Fast Transfer Mode over long distance capability together with the convenience of Near Field Communication (NFC).

The ST25DV simultaneously supports the NFC Type 5 and the industrial ISO 15693 …

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Wireless Charging Made Easy with the STWLC33

345 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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Securing the Connected Vehicle with the SPC58

195 Views March 30, 2017

Electronics in the car are evolving from stand-alone objects to interconnected objects and objects connected to the Cloud or other cars. Connectivity will enable new functionalities while also creating a number of new risks. Imagine the impact on users if safety-critical systems — think steering or brakes — could be compromised by a remote software update or remote intrusion into …

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STSAFE-A1SX : the SIGFOX Secure Element Protecting Devices Inside and Out

871 Views March 15, 2017

The STSAFE-A1SX is the first secure element from ST for IoT devices relying on the Sigfox™ protocol. As the Internet of Things is increasingly nicknamed the “Internet of Threats”, any network vying for market domination must provide robust, and modern, security measures to protect its data from hackers and failures. Sigfox is a Low Power Wide Area Network …

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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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LIS2DW12 : New 16-bit “Femto” Accelerometer With 10 Power Settings, Only 50 nA Of Current Consumption

796 Views February 16, 2017

LIS2DW12 is the new accelerometer from ST that will greatly improve IoT and wearable devices. A fundamental paradox in modern electronics is that as a product becomes smaller, its use cases become more numerous and varied. Usually, a bigger canvas means more choices, and opportunities, yet when the phone was a brick, its feature list was very …

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Come See ST at Mobile World Congress

540 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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