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Shanghai Stollmann Communication Technology Co. Ltd., Selects STMicroelectronics New NFC/RFID UART Module
Apr 23 15
STMicroelectronics has been selected by Shanghai Stollmann Communication Technology Co. Ltd., for its new NFC/RFID UART module. The new module combines a small form factor with robust performance and optimized power consumption, allowing manufacturers to develop RF reader systems for paired data exchange, authentication, and identification applications in Healthcare, Industrial, Home appliances, and Consumer electronics. The NFCMod+S68 module integrates ST's ST95HF NFC/RFID transceiver IC and an STM32F4 microcontroller with Shanghai Stollmann's NFC protocol stacks and a UART driver. Compliant with the ISO14443 A/B, Felica, and ISO15693 standards, the module supports the reader mode, card mode, and balanced point-to-point data communication, and works with almost all types of contactless smart cards available on the market.
STMicroelectronics NV Announces New Devices in its Multi-Core Microcontroller Family
Apr 21 15
STMicroelectronics NV announced new members in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at making cars safer. These new devices are the first to be launched with ST's proprietary in-house 40nm embedded Flash process. The new automotive MCUs combine compliance with the most stringent automotive safety standards, encryption for security, and increased memory size for the storage of vital programs and data, strengthening ST's product line of fault-tolerant microcontrollers for demanding applications throughout the car. These mission-critical applications include engine management, transmission, anti-lock braking, electric power steering, active suspension, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Part of ST's Power Architecture single-chip 32-bit automotive-MCU family, the SPC58NE product line combines multiple high-performance dual-issue cores with up to 6MB Flash and 768kB internal RAM memory, eight CAN (Controller Area Network) interfaces, and an optimized peripheral set based on the end application. The multiple cores ensure redundancy in these most-important applications to meet the safety and security demands of vehicle manufacturers-and consumers. The SPC58NE product line is currently available in BGA 292 and LQFP176 package configurations. KGD versions are also planned in the near future. Compliant with the ISO 26262 ASIL-D and EVITA Medium class, the SPC58NE84 is sampling now. ST's in-house embedded Flash (eFlash) process technology builds upon the Company's 20-year expertise in embedded Flash. By moving to a smaller process geometry, ST has increased the density of Flash memory and peripheral functions that can be integrated on a single chip. Multicore MCUs built using ST's new 40nm process technology are able to support a maximum capacity of more than 16MB of on-board Flash memory. While the need for security in cars has been in place for many years, development in this area now ensures security is a base ingredient of the system. Originally, automotive security was mostly localized to a few sub-systems, to protect electric-engine parameters stored in Flash from being modified. Automotive security is now becoming pervasive and, in some cases, is mandatory. Security now extends to the hardware security module (HSM) system, targeting EVITA (E-safety Vehicle Intrusion Protected Applications) Medium Class, which can be seen as an autonomous and isolated system, embedded into the microcontroller, handling all security operations.
STMicroelectronics Introduces STM32F469/479, New Microcontroller Chips
Apr 2 15
STMicroelectronics has introduced new microcontroller chips designed to bring the same high-performance graphics enabling intuitive smartphone-like user interfaces in the world of wearable devices, smart appliances, and other IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The new STM32F469/479 microcontroller line delivers this new level of performance through the combination of ST's Chrom-ART Accelerator(TM) and the MIPI-DSI technology that is widely deployed in smartphones and tablets, without higher cost or shorter battery-lifetime penalties. Paving the way to enabling "smart objects" such as wearable fitness aids or intelligent home appliances, the new product line combines real-time processing performance with extended connectivity to deliver to these applications the benefit of software ecosystems such as application stores that are increasingly part of everyday life. At the heart of the new product line is a powerful 32-bit low-power ARM® Cortex®-M4 MCU (Microcontroller Unit) core augmented by the Chrom-ART Accelerator and ART Accelerator(TM) that speed up graphics and real-time processing as well as access to the MCU's program memories. Through the combination of the accelerators and the MIPI-DSI interface, the new MCU performs the demanding real-time system control, monitoring, and application tasks that would otherwise require even more powerful - and more power-hungry - processors. the new products exploit ST's long history of leadership in both minimizing the power consumption of its circuits and packing these complex electronic circuits into the smallest possible physical space. Minimizing power extends operating time without a battery recharge, and shrinking circuits allows equipment makers to meet the ever-increasing consumer demand for smaller and lighter products. The STM32F479 devices also include an embedded cryptographic co-processor for applications where high security is required. The STM32F469/479 microcontrollers are sampling now to lead customers and volume production is scheduled for Third Quarter 2015. Budgetary pricing starts at $8.29 for the STM32F469AEH6 with 512KB Flash Memory in the BGA 169 package in volumes of 10K units.
STMicroelectronics and iPanel Cooperate on Solutions for Digital Migration in China
Mar 25 15
STMicroelectronics NV announced that its Palma (STiH273) HD cable chipsets and its Cannes/Monaco family of UltraHD Devices (STiH314/318 and STiH414/418) have been integrated and optimized with iPanel's complete set of middleware solutions. The solutions, which will be shown during CCBN, will allow Chinese cable operators to broadcast the best-in-class high-quality HD and UltraHD content and deliver a wide range of innovative value-added services, including interactive TV shopping, education services, and banner advertisements.
STMicroelectronics NV Reports Cash Dividend of 2015
Mar 24 15
STMicroelectronics announced that its Supervisory Board has approved the Managing Board proposal to the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders to declare this year a cash dividend of $0.40 per outstanding share of the company's common stock to be distributed in quarterly installments of $0.10 in each of the second, third and fourth quarters of 2015 and first quarter of 2016 to shareholders of record at each respective date.