STMicroelectronics launched the Nucleo-144 development boards for its 32-bit STM32 MCUs. The new low-cost, compact 144-pin boards enable quick development of power-efficient and highest-performing applications using any STM32 microcontroller.
The new boards include dedicated plug-in application expansion boards to incorporate features such as motor drives, motion and environmental sensors into the final application. The boards also offer unlimited extension capability via an ST zio connector in addition to the Arduino Uno and ST morpho connectors provided by existing Nucleo-64 boards.
All these connectors give complete access to all of the STM32 general-purpose I/O pins, allowing easy implementation of any creative function. The boards include Ethernet, as well as USB FS OTG ports to ease connections to local/wide area networks. They also allow to rapidly test, optimize, and industrialize new applications built around the efficient and cost-effective 32-bit MCUs.
All of the STM32 Nucleo-144 boards include an integrated ST-Link debugger/programmer, which eliminates the need for a separate debug probe, and are compatible with the most popular development toolchains including IAR EWARM, Keil MDK-ARM, and GCC/ LLVM-based IDEs such as AC6 SW4STM32 or Atollic TrueStudio.
The new boards will be ARM mbed-enabled during Q2 2016, to give developers free access to ARM mbed online tools that do not require any software installation.
The first four boards (NUCLEO-F746ZG, NUCLEO-F429ZI, NUCLEO-F446ZE and NUCLEO-F303ZE) are available now at US$ 23 for the Ethernet versions and US$19 without Ethernet.