Embedded developers can now create microcontroller applications with stunning user interfaces that formerly required the resources of a Microprocessor Unit (MPU), using the new ecosystem for the ARM Cortex-M7 based STM32F7 MCUs.
New ecosystem includes entry-level, mid-range, and high-end development boards for the latest members of its STM32F7 microcontroller series, which are now entering volume production with up to 2Mbyte of on-chip Flash memory and peripherals that help create rich user interfaces.
Latest development tools include a low-cost STM32 Nucleo-144 board featuring the STM32F767 MCU, a Discovery Kit supporting the STM32F769, which has TFT-LCD and MIPI-DSI support. Additionally, there are evaluation boards for the STM32F769 and the STM32F779, which has a cryptographic accelerator for security-conscious applications. The evaluation boards and Discovery Kit also come with a 4-inch QWVGA 800×400 MIPI-DSI display featuring a capacitive touchscreen.
Also available is an extensive software support for the MCUs, comprising the STM32CubeMX initialization tool and STM32CubeF7 embedded software package including Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and middleware components like the FreeRTOS real-time operating system, USB library, and lwIP (lightweight IP) open-source TCP/IP stack.
All MCUs leverage the 216MHz/462DMIPS/1082 CoreMark ARM Cortex-M7 core with double-precision floating-point unit and DSP instructions, combine enhanced graphics capabilities with extensive connectivity.
The STM32F769I-EVAL and STM32F779I-EVAL evaluation boards are priced at $360, while the $79 Discovery Kit (STM32F769I-DISCO) and the $23 STM32 Nucleo-144 board (NUCLEO-F767ZI) enable extremely low-cost design starts.
All are boards are available immediately from ST or distributors. For further information, view the full Press release.