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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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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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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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: No Wireless Battery Charging Solutions Left Behind

192 Views August 8, 2017

Wireless battery charging hasn’t only become an indispensable feature for a lot of consumer products, it constitutes one of the greatest technological potentials of our time, which is why it will be an important topic at ST’s Developers Conference 2017 that will take place on September 6 in Santa Clara, California. After all, the range of products that …

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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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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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IO-Link Makes Factories Smarter

382 Views July 19, 2017

IO-Link Makes Factories Smarter

Most of the benefits of Smart Industry initiatives like Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be enabled by the availability of real-time data from the factory and the possibility of taking near-real-time actions. Key to enabling this is sensor and actuator networks distributed throughout the work environment that can provide mission …

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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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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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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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TSU111: The Most Precise Nano-Power Op Amp from ST, 25 Years on a Single Battery!

568 Views May 31, 2017

The TSU111 is ST’s most precise nano-power operational amplifier (op amp) by a wide margin, which enables the creation of longer-lasting and better-performing devices. The smart revolution, characterized by a myriad of sensors measuring everything and everyone, has brought on a fantastic paradox: this increasingly digital world is highly analog! Many components tasked with tracking …

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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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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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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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