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STMicroelectronics Begins STM32F7 Production
Jun 25 15
STMicroelectronics announced that it has begin volume production of microcontrollers featuring the new ARM® Cortex®-M7 processor: the latest and highest-performing Cortex-M core for advanced consumer, industrial, medical, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. The smart architecture of ST`s new STM32F7 microcontrollers combines the Cortex-M7 core with advanced peripherals, giving product designers unrivalled opportunities to enhance application performance, add new functions, extend battery life, ensure security, and minimize use of external components to save cost and size. The architecture also saves designers` time usually spent optimizing code performance and length, to allow extra focus on creating differentiating features in the end product. To enable a large diversity of applications, the STM32F7 Discovery Kit comes with the comprehensive STM32Cube firmware library, as well as direct support from a wide ecosystem of software-development tool partners and the ARM® mbed(TM) online community. The Discovery Kit`s open hardware exposes the STM32F7 assets through an affordable compact design (priced at $49.90) including WQVGA touchscreen color display, stereo audio, multi- sensor support, security, and high-speed connectivity. Together with an integrated ST-Link debugger/programmer (no need for a separate probe), unlimited expansion capability is provided through the Arduino Uno connectivity support and immediate access to a large choice of specialized add-on boards. The STM32F7 devices are in production now, in a range of package options from a 14mm x 14mm LQFP100 to 28mm x 28mm LQFP208, plus 10mm x 10mm 0.65mm-pitch UFBGA176, 13mm x 13mm 0.8mm-pitch TFBGA216, and 5.9mm x 4.6mm WLCSP143. Prices start from $6.73 for the STM32F745VE in 100-pin LQFP with 512KB on-chip Flash, for orders of 1,000 units.
STMicroelectronics NV Appoints Nicolas Dufourcq as Member of Supervisory Board
Jun 22 15
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of STMicroelectronics N.V. was held on May 27, 2015. The AGM appointed Mr. Nicolas Dufourcq as member of Supervisory Board.
STMicroelectronics NV Presents at JPMorgan Technology CEO Conference, Jun-16-2015 08:40 AM
Jun 12 15
STMicroelectronics NV Presents at JPMorgan Technology CEO Conference, Jun-16-2015 08:40 AM. Venue: J.P. Morgan, 25 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JP, United Kingdom. Speakers: Carlo Ferro, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance, Legal, Infrastructure & Services and Member of Corporate Strategic Committee.
-STMicroelectronics Launches Voice-Over-Bluetooth Low Energy for Wearable and Remote-Control Applications
Jun 11 15
Geneva - Voice control that can make wearable technology simpler and more battery-friendly just became easier to add with software-based innovations from STMicroelectronics. The wearables sector is taking off, with the arrival of sophisticated new products such as smart watches. Research firm IHS predicts1 the market will reach 135 million units by 2019 and sees designs becoming smarter and more sensor-rich to support advanced functions. Ease of use and extended battery life are already important points for buyers to consider, and voice control can enhance both by minimizing touchscreen usage. ST's wireless ICs, microcontrollers, and MEMS2 sensors are ideal for use in wearable electronics. With the new BlueVoice software, designers get all the drivers and libraries they need to implement voice transmission over a Bluetooth Low Energy connection in systems built around ST's STM32 microcontrollers, BlueNRG ultra-low-power network processors, and digital MEMS microphones. All these are available in stackable development boards for easy prototyping. Bluetooth Low Energy also offers advantages alongside Wi-Fi and ZigBee in Remote-Control Units (RCUs) for home-automation systems. ST's development platform with BlueVoice software is ideal for implementing voice and gesture control using a MEMS microphone and motion sensors, to implement a more intuitive and natural user-interface. Based on the STM32Cube platform, the new osxBlueVoice middleware and BlueVoiceLink software development kit (SDK) are part of the open.AUDIO licensing program, which supports designers working with ST's MEMS digital microphones. open.AUDIO is linked to the STM32 Open Development Environment, which provides powerful support for designers using STM32 ARM Cortex 32-bit microcontrollers in embedded projects.
Pay Tv Operator in South East Asia Selects STMicroelectronics Powers New Skyworth Digital Satellite HD Zapper Set-Top-Box
Jun 2 15
STMicroelectronics NV announced that its Cardiff satellite SoC (STiH237) is powering the new Skyworth Digital HD set-top box. Cardiff is ST's entry-level satellite set-top-box (STB) platform that delivers superior video decoding and the high reliability under the worst field conditions, leading to superior display and image quality and broadcast demodulation performance. The SoC supports the advanced security features of leading Conditional Access providers. Together these features enable customers to minimize development cost and rapidly build very attractive satellite set-top boxes. The chipset offers the unmatched coordinated performance of CPU, video decoder, image-quality processor, and front-end that combines to enable a richer viewing experience with high-quality video and interactivity. Widely proven 1300DMIPs application CPU (with Linux GNUCC); Integrated 256kB L2 cache, which increases CPU performance for rich use cases like HTML5 browser, rich user interfaces, Picture-in-Picture, and PVR; Integrated DVB-S2 demodulator; 16-Bit DDR3 SDRAM support, integrated ePhy, minimal heat-sink for significant bill-of-material saving; Faroudja® image quality processing (for resizing, de-interlacing, and picture improvement); Best quality and robust 1080p AVC (Advanced Video Coding) video decoder with advanced error correction and concealment capabilities; Integrated standby controller allows 0.5W standby power consumption with super-fast resume time; Best-in-class advanced security for all major Conditional Access Systems (CAS).