STMicroelectronics : Innovative Development Platform from STMicroelectronics
Brings Smartphone Style to Simple Appliances
Java environment optimized for STM32 microcontrollers heralds richer GUIs and
faster time-to-market for basic electronic products
Geneva, January 21, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications, has announced availability of innovative software and associated
microcontrollers that will allow simple, low-cost high-tech electronic
equipment to become more compelling and easy to use.
STM32Java provides an efficient toolbox for creating advanced graphical user
interfaces (GUI) for products such as kitchen appliances, office machines,
industrial tools or medical instruments based on ST's highly efficient STM32
microcontrollers. Allowing design techniques similar to those used in the
mobile industry, it is also ideal for building small machine-to-machine (M2M)
communication apps for Internet of Things (IoT) devices like remote sensors.
The STM32Java product line features a state-of-the-art fully integrated Java
solution for STM32 microcontrollers. STM32Java provides an Integrated
Development Environment with its Java compiler, several Java platforms
optimized for STM32 microcontrollers, standard libraries and related tools,
the means to connect Java and C seamlessly, functionally accurate simulators,
starter-kits and predefined STM32 part numbers for device production.
A website dedicated to STMicroelectronics' embedded Java platform, now live at
http://www.stm32java.com, connects engineers with all the resources required
for developing applications using STM32Java, including orderable software and
evaluation boards, free downloads, videos, documentation and support.
ST worked with the industry-leading Java platform vendor IS2T to adapt the
software for a perfect match with the STM32 microcontrollers. By making
available special software royalty-paid STM32 microcontrollers (STM32J), ST
also provides a simplified business model that allows customers to bring new
products to market quickly and cost-effectively.
"Even very small systems with limited resources, can now have
smartphone-smooth user interfaces that are clear, intuitive and attractive,"
said Dominique Jugnon, Microcontroller Development Tools Manager,
STMicroelectronics. "STM32Java is the first commercial-quality development
platform that truly enables product developers to realize that goal."
Following up on the revolutionary STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit introduced in May
2012, STM32Java is a complete, out-of-the-box development environment that
provides customers with everything they need to build Java apps for embedded
deployment, supported by royalty-paid microcontrollers.
STM32Java is priced at $2600 per seat per year.
About Java Development for Embedded Systems:
STM32Java allows embedded developers to take advantage of Java Object-Oriented
Programming (OOP), which is inherently better suited to GUI development than
traditional structured programming languages such as C. The object-oriented
nature also simplifies support and maintenance of Java applications.
Also included in STM32Java are libraries such as a widget library and tools
with capabilities like storyboarding, font designing and simulation on PC
enabling developers to quickly define and optimize the GUI's behavior. The
simulation tool allows the GUI to be evaluated quickly on a PC, using the very
same Java code as compiled for the target hardware.
Developing in STM32Java brings a number of additional benefits such as RAM
usage optimization, and run-time exception checking, as well as design,
development and debugging support that increase engineering productivity and
reduce product time-to-market. Moreover, engineers can take advantage of
portability of compiled Java code at the binary level, to leverage investment
in software development across a wide range of projects.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the
spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing
solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from
healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and
office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from
technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at www.st.com.
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