STMicroelectronics has launched a new, free graphical tool which allows easier and faster development with 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers. The STM8 MCUs are aimed at designers of small IoT devices and smart sensors, as well as automotive and other products.
The STM8CubeMX allows configuring STM8 microcontrollers very easily and generating the corresponding configuration reports.
The STM8CubeMX tool helps designers select the optimum 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) from the STM8 family according to their application requirements. It supports the complete portfolio of 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers with over 125 variants ranging from ultra-low-power (STM8L), AEC-Q100 qualified (STM8AF/AL) MCUs to mainstream STM8S Value, Access, and Performance lines.
According to the firm, designers can also jump-start development on STM8 boards by pre-configuring the tool in the same way the MCU is implemented on the chosen board.
STM8CubeMX then provides graphical tools that help complete basic configuration of the chosen device. These include a pinout configurator with automatic conflict resolution, a clock-tree configurator with dynamic validation, and a power sequencer and consumption estimator. A configuration report generated on completion shows how the designer’s requirements have been met.
Designers can choose the STM8 microcontroller that matches the required set of peripherals, including ADCs, DACs, comparators, timers, LCD drivers, DMA, AES Encryption and digital interfaces, market-specific functions such as LIN/CAN in automotive devices, and package choices from 20 to 80 pins.
The STM8CubeMX PC-based application is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms
For further information, view the full Press release.