How do we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the STM32 family of microcontrollers in China when a global pandemic prevents communities from meeting in person? We host the first-ever STM32 China Online Tech Week 2022 from July 18 to 22. There will be three keynote addresses from Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO, Ricardo De Sa Earp, Executive Vice President General Purpose Microcontroller Sub-Group, and Henry Cao, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the China Region. Attendees will also have access to more than 30 webinars, nearly 100 demos, and Q&As to connect with ST experts and engineers.
Let us, therefore, explore some of the main attractions at the heart of STM32 China Online Tech Week 2022. Readers wishing to take part in the event must register online.
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Smart IoT and AI
Will There be Unique Demonstrations?
STM32 China Online Tech Week 2022 will inaugurate the STEVAL-PROTEUS1 industrial sensor kit for condition monitoring in a public event in China. The module comes with a plastic case to use it in the field more efficiently. It also relies on many ST sensors and an STM32WB5MMG, the first wireless STM32 MCU. Engineers thus get the flexibility of the Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz RF to connect to the STBLESensor application and send data to the cloud. In the demo, attendees will see how the kit sends information to Azure IoT Central from Microsoft. As Henry Cao will explain, ST is bringing a comprehensive portfolio of IoT and industrial products to China to join in the country’s innovative spirit.
Where Is AI at the Edge Heading?
Another demo will feature the STM32H7 microcontroller and the VD56G3 image sensor in a machine learning application detecting and counting people. By using a neural network, the system can process the near infrared captures from the sensor to determine if people are crossing an imaginary line. Since there are no pictures, but only infrared frames, the solution protects people’s privacy. The presentation also shows that an STM32H7 can efficiently run this type of application, thus reducing the bill of materials over a microprocessor. As Ricardo will cover, the conference is an opportunity to show the community of engineers in China where the industry is heading and to work with them to address privacy and efficiency challenges on a global scale.
Industrial and Energy
What Attendees Will Leave With?
It’s impossible to enumerate all the presentations and demos planned for the China Online Tech Week 2022, but attendees can expect a focus on practical applications. For instance, we will showcase an STM32G491RC running a dual-motor controller with a digital power factor controller. The setup could fit inside an outdoor air conditioner and control its compressor and fan. Similarly, an STM32G030K8, an STGIPQ5C60T-HZ inverter, and a VIPER318HDTR converter will be a reference design for sensorless field-oriented control systems for single motors. Attendees will thus get practical and easily replicable meant to jump-start new product development. As Jean-Marc Chery will explain during his opening remarks, the onus is on developers, partners, and makers.
Why Does the STM32 China Online Week 2022 Matter?
The webinars focusing on the ST ecosystem, the unique demos, and the wide range of presentations all serve a similar purpose. The entire industry has been impacted by many unprecedented global events that have hampered manufacturing and supplies. However, because we work closely with partners, continue to reach out through events like STM32 China Online 2022, and own manufacturing plants, we are continuously improving our capacity to satisfy demand better and make answering the needs of our partners a top priority. The STM32 China Online Tech Week 2022 is thus a testament to our desire to meet with our partners where they are, answer their questions, and fulfill their needs for impactful innovations.