STMicroelectronics Sweeps Away Design Barriers With New STM32 Value-Line
Microcontrollers Delivering 32 Bits at 32 Cents
STM32F030 Value Line With ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M0 Brings 32-Bit Design
Advantages to Price-Conscious Projects
GENEVA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/13 -- Priced as low as $0.32 for
high-volume orders, the latest STM32F030 Value Line microcontrollers
from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader
serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications,
are ideal for lower-budget projects while offering access to a full
portfolio of hardware -- and software-compatible 32-bit
microcontrollers ideally suited for performance improvements and
The new STM32F030 Value Line is based on the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M0
core running at 48MHz. Unlike similar competing devices, the Value
Line enables 8-bit price parity without compromising performance or
features, such as a lower core speed or reduced peripherals.
"This new product line makes the benefits of 32-bit development more
accessible to entry-level applications than ever before," said Michel
Buffa, General Manager Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics.
"Engineers can work efficiently at a high level of abstraction and
simplify their software by leveraging the enhanced hardware features.
Access to the ARM developer community and ecosystem provide further
incentives to move from the 8-bit world to the STM32 Value Line."
Central to ST's new Value Line concept is a strong base specification
that effectively streamlines component selection and product
differentiation. The STM32F030 line of products begins at 16KByte
Flash and 4KByte RAM in a 20 pin package, and comprises a total of
five parts up to 64KByte Flash, 8KByte RAM and 32, 48 or 64 pin
packages. All variants feature a 12-bit 1Msample/s ADC, 1.2V internal
reference, communication peripherals, temperature sensor and timers
capable of supporting ADC synchronization, dead-time management, and
PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) timing for motor control. In addition to
48MHz core frequency, these rich peripherals set the STM32F030 Value
Line apart from other entry-level 32-bit families. An internal RTC
and 5-channel Direct Memory Access (DMA), which are features not
typically available in other microcontrollers at this price level,
also help ease application development and improve performance.
Moreover, developers gain entry to ST's full portfolio of ARM
Cortex-M microcontrollers, which includes more than 360 variants
leveraging extensive pin, software and peripherals compatibility
between Cortex-M0, M3 and M4 families.
ST is now taking sample orders for the STM32F030 Value line. Volume
production is planned to begin in Q3 2013.
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