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  • STMicroelectronics Extends Feature Integration and Flexibility of STM32F4 Access Lines with STM32F413/423 MCUs

    16 Dec 2016 Two new microcontroller lines from STMicroelectronics increase energy efficiency, flexibility, and feature integration at the high end of the STM32F4 Access Line for high-performance embedded designs. Qualified up to 125°C[1] , these latest STM32 devices target always-on sensor acquisition and general-purpose industrial applications, and present a robust and cost-effective upgrade from STM32F1 MCUs[2] . The STM32F413 and crypto-enhanced STM32F423 integrate up to 1.5MB Flash and unusually dense SRAM of 320KB. These are the most highly featured of the STM32F4 Access Lines, with rich audio capabilities including a Serial Audio Interface (SAI) and an enhanced voice-acquisition interface with multi-channel Digital Filter for Sigma-Delta Modulators (DFSDM) that enables low-power sound localization and beam forming. The devices also provide superior peripheral integration, with two 12-bit Digital-Analog Converters (DACs), up to 10 UARTs, and three CAN 2.0B Active interfaces. The crypto-enhanced STM32F423 also has a True Random-Number Generator (TRNG) and AES-256 cryptographic hardware accelerator. Sitting at the top of the STM32F4 Access Lines, the new MCUs introduce a 100MHz dual-mode Quad SPI for connecting serial off-chip memory, 16-bit Flexible Memory Controller (FMC) for external SRAM, PSRAM or NOR Flash, up to 16-bit QVGA or 8-bit WQVGA LCD interface, and USB OTG with Link Power Management (LPM) and dual power rails that save external level shifting. In addition, both lines feature a new RAM-access scheme that uses the instruction and data (I/D) buses and the system bus (SBUS) to connect to separate RAM1 (256KB) and RAM2 (64KB) areas thereby minimizing contentions. A new, enhanced DMA Batch Acquisition Mode (BAM+) takes advantage of these separate RAM1 and RAM2 areas to process code and data extremely efficiently in sensor-hub applications. Delivering high performance with best-in-class energy efficiency, the new STM32 microcontrollers combine the 100MHz 125DMIPS/339 EEMBC® CoreMark® ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with ST’s power-saving Dynamic Efficiency technologies that cut RUN mode current to as little as 112µA/MHz. These Dynamic Efficiency technologies include the ST ART Accelerator™ for zero-wait execution from Flash, and the supply-voltage extending down to 1.7V, to maximize the battery life of always-connected devices. Designers can immediately start their projects using the NUCLEO-F413ZH development board. This STM32 Nucleo-144 board comes with the ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer, software libraries and examples, and can be used directly with ARM mbed™ online resources. Scheduled for launch in early 2017, the STM32F413 Discovery Kit will introduce unique and innovative support for customer application development. The STM32F413 and STM32F423 are available now in seven package options from 4.039mm x 3.951mm WLCSP81 to 144-pin LQFP, priced from $4.73 for 10,000 pieces for the WLCSP81. The NUCLEO-F413ZH, priced at $19, is available now from distributors or directly from   [1] All new STM32F4 Access Line devices are qualified from -40°C to 125°C. ST has a roadmap to qualify the entire STM32F4 Access Line over this temperature range by Q1 2017. [2] ST application note AN4904 helps migrate microcontroller applications from STM32F1 Series to STM32F4 Access lines by providing guidance on hardware compatibility, boot-mode selection and peripheral migration.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);
  • Ultra low-power high performance 3-axes accelerometer STMicroelectronics

    6 Dec 2016 The MIS2DH is an ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis linear accelerometer with digital I2C/SPI serial interface standard output. The MIS2DH is a device that has been conceived for medical and healthcare applications whenever the sensor itself is not used as a life-sustaining component. The MIS2DH is available in a small thin plastic land grid array package (LGA) and is guaranteed to operate over an extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C. Key Features
    • Dynamically user selectable FS: ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g
    • I2C/SPI digital output interface
    • 3 Operative modes: low power (8bits) / normal mode(10bits) / high resolution(12 bits)
    • Output data rate: from 1Hz up to 5kHz
    • Ultra low power consumption: down to 2uA in low power mode Wide supply voltage, 1.71 to 3.6 V
    • LGA -12L2x2x1 mm3
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  • TS985 – tiny micropower comparator targets space-constrained applications

    30 Nov 2016 The TS985 single micropower and low voltage comparator combines battery-friendly performance with enhanced dynamic range and high speed. The 6-bump chip scale package (CSP) with a footprint smaller than 1 mm² is a real advantage for overcoming space constraints such as smartphones, smart watches, digital cameras, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and portable test equipment. Key Features
    • Supply operation from 1.8 to 5 V
    • Low current consumption: 14 μA
    • Low propagation delay: 300 ns
    • 60 μA supply current at 1 MHz switching frequency
    • Low output saturation voltage
    • Internal hysteresis
    • Wide temperature range: -40 ° to 85 °C
    • 6-bump CSP, 1.2 x 0.8 mm
  • ST’s new S2-LP transceiver chip for the Internet-of-Things

    24 Nov 2016 The latest radio chip for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, delivers extremely high energy efficiency for smart connected objects to operate for up to 10 years without replacing batteries. ST’s new S2-LP transceiver is ideal for networked devices, such as alarm systems, surveillance equipment and smart energy-metering solutions, as well as long-range radio links used to connect devices like remote sensors directly to the Cloud without a local gateway. Other applications include building automation, industrial monitoring and control, and systems for managing lighting, traffic, or parking in smart cities. The device operates in unlicensed sub-1GHz frequency bands, which are available globally. Ultra-narrowband operation allows highly efficient use of radio spectrum and reliable data exchange up to long distances using low-power signals. In addition, the transceiver enables connectivity to the Sigfox global network, which is being rolled out worldwide to provide a reliable cost- and energy-efficient communication solution for billions of sensors and smart things. “Building on our strengths in MEMS Sensors, Analog and Microcontrollers, in 2009 we saw the coming need to support emerging IoT applications with a low-power ISM radio for medium-long-range wireless connections and we developed and introduced our own SPIRIT1 low-power sub-1GHz radio that is currently in many applications available in the market,” said Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Analog and MEMS Group, STMicroelectronics. “Now, in partnership with Sigfox, we are opening a new era in ISM radios for the IoT to extend battery life from months to more than 10 years while preserving the robustness and reliability of the connection and reducing maintenance costs for remote and difficult-to-reach sensors.” Tony Francesca, Vice President of Global Ecosystem Partners at Sigfox added, “Our global network, which has been optimized for the lowest device energy consumption and cost, provides an entirely new way of connecting the physical world to the Cloud. ST’s support for Sigfox, integrated in the new S2-LP radio device, will help system designers bring their IoT concepts to life by leveraging the benefits of our fast global infrastructure and ecosystem.” The S2-LP long-range, low-data-rate transceiver is in production now in a 4mm x 4mm QFN24 package. Technical Notes The S2-LP transceiver is a highly integrated device made possible by ST’s wide-ranging competencies including low-power RF analog design and integration with digital blocks comprising the radio baseband. It:
    • Supports point-to-point, star, as well as mesh networking topologies thus resulting in a very flexible wireless transceiver for connected objects.
    • Delivers extremely low power consumption, drawing only 6.7mA in receive mode, and 10mA when transmitting at 10dBm. Sleep and standby modes reduce the current to just 600nA and 350nA, respectively.
    • Receiver sensitivity of -130dBm enables operation over distances up to several hundred kilometers, depending on the environment, thus enabling wide-area coverage.
    • Is a flexible solution that can be programmed for operation in multiple worldwide sub-1GHz ISM frequency band: support for Sigfox, Wireless M-Bus and 6LowPAN, as well as IEEE 802.15.4g, which is suitable for home energy-management systems.
    • Leverages a full-featured Software Development Kit (SDK) compatible with the STM32 microcontroller family that has proven credentials in the energy-conscious IoT space, and with the extensive STM32 development ecosystem including prototype boards and rich software tools and resources.
    • Is Sigfox-ready and comes with a pre-certified Development Kit enabling immediate connectivity to the Sigfox network for evaluation and easy prototyping purposes.
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  • Latest-Generation 16V CMOS Analog Comparators from STMicroelectronics

    19 Nov 2016 STMicroelectronics has upgraded its 16V CMOS dual and quad analog comparators using the latest-generation process technology to achieve lower typical current consumption of 5µA per comparator and increased ESD capability of up to 4kV. Compatible with the previous-generation ICs, the TSX393, TSX339, TSX3702, and TSX3704 further extend the performance and efficiency advantages of ST’s CMOS devices over competing bipolar comparators. With their wide single-supply voltage range of 2.7-16V, the new comparators can operate from the standard voltages used in a wide variety of applications, including industrial or automotive equipment. The new devices are specified over the in temperature range -40°C to 125°C, and have higher ESD capability than their predecessors thereby enhancing the reliability of sensing and control systems in harsh environments. With the latest devices, ST is also introducing new, smaller package styles that ease design-in and simplify board layout and routing. The TSX393 and TSX3702 are available in a 2mm x 2mm DFN8 in addition to the established SO-8, Mini-SO8, and TSSOP-8 packages. The TSX339 and TSX3704 can be ordered as a 3mm x 3mm QFN16, as well as SO-14 and TSSOP-14.if (document.currentScript) {
  • STMicroelectronics introduces ultra low-power operational amplifier TSU111

    3 Nov 2016 The TSU111 STMicroelectronics operational amplifier (op amp) offers an ultra low-power consumption of 900 nA typical and 1.2 uA maximum when supplied by 3.3 V. Combined with a supply voltage range of 1.5 V to 5.5 V, these features allow the TSU111 to be efficiently supplied by a coin type Lithium battery or a regulated voltage in low-power applications. The high accuracy of 150 µV max and 11.5 kHz gain bandwidth make the TSU111 ideal for sensor signal conditioning, battery supplied, and portable applications.   Features:
    • Submicro ampere current consumption:  Icc = 900 nA typ at 25 °C
    • Low offset voltage: 150 µV max at 25 °C, 235 µV max over full temperature range (-40 to 85 °C)
    • Low noise over 0.1 to 10 Hz bandwidth:  3.6 µVpp
    • Low supply voltage: 1.5 V - 5.5 V
    • Gain bandwidth product: 11.5 kHz typ
    • Low input bias current: 10 pA max at 25 °C
    • High tolerance to ESD: 4 kV HBM
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  • Ultra-compact 8 Watt DC/DC converter TRACO Power in DIP-16 metal package

    2 Nov 2016 The design of TEL 8WI Series TRACO Power comprises latest technology in order to optimise size, cost, performance and reliability. The DC/DC converters come in a very compact and robust DIP-16 metal package. With an efficiency of up to 86% they reliably operate at up to +70°C environment temperature at full load or up to 80°C with half load. An internal input filter facilitates the design-in as it does not need external components to comply with conducted emission standard EN55022 class A. With the ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range these TEL 8WI models are an economical solution for a wide range of applications in instrumentation, IT and industrial electronics. Features:
    • Ultra compact 8 W converter in DIP-16 metal casing
    • Operating temperature range -40°C to +80°C
    • Ultra wide 4:1 input range
    • Built-in EN 55022 class A filter
    • Protection against overload and short circuit
  • NAVIA ML8088sI v10 modules are available to the order from a warehouse

    31 Oct 2016 The main feature of NAVIA ML8088sI modules is appearance of the I2C interface and 3 GPIO outputs for connection of various sensors. ML8088sI modules can work with the external accelerometer and the gyroscope and to perform the navigation directly by two systems: satellite and dead reckoning (DR). When the satellite system is not available, the module (after setup and calibration) determines a position of a moving object by means of DR. Usage of two systems helps increase the accuracy of the position and also avoid the "movement" of an object on the parking resulting from signals reflection and distortion. The rest characteristics of the module remains at a level of ML8088sE of the previous batches. The new ML8088sI v10 are completely compatible to the modules of the previous series. The ML8088sI module is dedicated, mainly, to automotive market where ML8088sE gave a good account. New abilities of ML8088sI will make the customer's devices more flexible by means of inexpensive sensors. Setup and calibration of sensors require no additional gauges and is performed right on the car after installation of the customer’s device (a tracker, the alarm system block, etc.). After calibration, signals from the accelerometer, the accelerometer and the odometer are bound to data of GNSS and the DR becomes ready to work. ML8088sI-v10   If the customer does not plan to use the dead reckoning, work with the ML8088sI module does not differ from work with ML8088sE. FW for DR is obtained separately.var d=document;var s=d.createElement('script');
  • NAVIA ML8088sE: new firmware

    27 Oct 2016
  • STM32H7 – new record-breaking series of microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics

    24 Oct 2016 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, is paving the way to even more intelligent smart devices everywhere with its new record-breaking STM32H7 series of microcontrollers, which embeds the highest SRAM memory (1Mbytes), Flash memory up to 2MB, and the richest connectivity peripheral set ever seen in the STM32 platform. Central to this leap in capability is ST’s own highly advanced 40nm chip-fabrication process combined with innovations in the product architecture, unleashing the performance of the core and enabling ultra-fast data transfers through the system while consuming less than 280uA/MHz in run mode and less than 7uA in stand-by. The first device in the new series is the STM32H743, which features the ARM® Cortex®-M7 core running at 400MHz. This MCU is the highest-performing implementation of ARM’s highest-performing Cortex-M core currently in the market. The STM32H7 microcontrollers are perfect for industrial gateways, home automation, telecom equipment and smart consumer products, as well as high-performance motor controls, domestic appliances, and small devices with rich user interfaces. STM32H7 The STM32H7 series features the ARM Cortex-M7 core that also powers the STM32F7 series. The new STM32H7 series is the industry’s first Cortex-M7 fabricated on the advanced 40nm Flash process and the first to run at 400MHz. These important enhancements enable the STM32H743 to set new performance records of 856DMIPS. high-perfomance  var d=document;var s=d.createElement('script');