MCUs Boost High-performance Embedded Development


STMicroelectronics has launched new microcontroller lines unleashing the ARM Cortex -M7 core. To ease high-performance embedded design based on the new MCUs, the firm also extends accessories and development ecosystem.

The STM32F7 discovery kit allows users to develop a wide diversity of applications with the STM32F7 MCUs, taking benefit from audio, multi- sensor support, graphics, security, video and high-speed connectivity features.

Value-added features in the latest STM32F722 and STM32F723 microcontrollers include code-execution protection and high-speed USB physical-layer (PHY) to streamline development of connected applications and reduce memory footrpint.

The STM32F732 and STM32F733 variants come with extra cryptographic features on-chip, such as an efficient AES256 HW engine.


Versatile package options from a 64-pin LQFP up to 176-pin LQFP or UFBGA are offered. These support projects demanding high I/O count, and 256KB or 512KB of on-chip Flash memory with 256KB RAM.

Extensive pin, package, and software compatibility between the new devices and higher-end STM32F7 variants with 256KB to 2MB Flash memory and 256KB to 512KB RAM in packages up to 216-pin TFBGA simplifies design scaling for product differentiation and future-proofing.

STM32F7 projects can also be readily ported throughout the large STM32 microcontroller family, which contains over 700 devices that cover all 32-bit Cortex-M cores and offer a wide range of peripheral, pin-count, and memory options.

Other features include a 512-Mbit Quad-SPI (QSPI) Flash interface and new accessories, including the B-LCDAD-RPI1 15-pin single row Flexible Printed Circuit DSI adapter board and B-LCDAD-HDMI1 DSI-to-HDMI adapter, which enhance flexibility to attach a wide variety of displays.

The kit can also be supplied with the B-LCD40-DSI 4-inch WVGA capacitive-touchscreen display pre-fitted, or without the display for extra affordability.

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The STM32F769 Discovery Kits with wireless-ready baseboards, the DSI and HDMI display-adapter boards and the 4-inch WVGA MIPI-DSI touchscreen LCD are available. The STM32F722/723 and crypto-enhanced STM32F732/733 microcontroller lines will enter volume production in Q1 2017. Pricing starts from $5.04 (for 10,000 units) for the STM32F722RET6 in LQFP64.

For further details, view the full Press release.



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