ST and Thingsquare Team Up to Advance Easy-to-Use Internet of Things
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --
Thingsquare, a pioneering provider of open-source software for the
Internet of Things, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, have cooperated to bring Thingsquare Mist
Internet-connectivity software to ST's SPIRIT1 radio transceiver on
the STM32L microcontroller platform.
Thingsquare Mist is a game-changing software system that brings true
Internet-connectivity to the Internet of Things. Used in
connected-home products, smart lighting systems, and smart city
projects, Thingsquare Mist builds on well-known open-source
components, has a small memory footprint, low computational
requirements, is battle-proven, and works with multiple
microcontrollers with a range of radios.
ST's SPIRIT1 is a very low-power RF transceiver, intended for RF
wireless-sensor node applications in the sub-1 GHz band, such as
Automatic Meter Infrastructure, alarm and security systems, home and
building automation, and industrial monitoring and control. The
SPIRIT1 uses a very small number of discrete external components,
integrates an embedded 'listen-before-talk' (CSMA/CA) engine and an
AES 128-bit encryption co-processor for secure data transfer.
The SPIRIT1 transceiver works in tandem with ST's ARM(R)
Cortex(TM)-M3-based STM32 L1 microcontroller series, which boasts
ultra-low-power consumption with no compromise on performance. The
microcontroller adds a wide range of integrated peripherals like USB,
analog-to-digital converter and LCD controller that make it suitable
for industrial, consumer, fitness, and healthcare applications.
"Thingsquare Mist makes it possible for customers to quickly add
Internet-connectivity to their products," said Marcello San Biagio,
High End Analog and RF Business Unit Director at STMicroelectronics.
"The Thingsquare Mist 'sleepy mesh' technology is extremely efficient
and helps increase reliability and range in wireless sensor networks
without sacrificing battery life."
"The SPIRIT1 combines exceptional performance in the sub-GHz band
with very low power consumption," said Fredrik Oesterlind,
Thingsquare CTO. "With its range, the SPIRIT1 can be used in both
indoor and outdoor applications."
The SPIRIT1 support is integrated in the first release of Thingsquare
Mist that is available at http://www.thingsquare.com. The SPIRIT1
transceiver is available from ST, orderable online at
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Thingsquare is the leading provider of open-source
software for the Internet of Things. Founded in 2012 with the aim to
simplify the Internet of Things, Thingsquare provides software for
Internet-connecting products in a wide range of applications in smart
lighting, smart cities and smart buildings. For more information,
ST and Thingsquare Advance IoT:
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