NewsSTMicroelectronics brings 32-bit kick to cost-sensitive 8-bit applications with STM32C0 series microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics brings 32-bit kick to cost-sensitive 8-bit applications with STM32C0 series microcontrollers

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STMicroelectronics (NYSE STM) is a world-class semiconductor manufacturer that provides customers with the entire spectrum of electronic applications, has once again widened the availability of the STM32 microcontroller (MCU) family by introducing its most affordable series to date that is the STM32C0. STM32 MCUs are in millions of intelligent medical, industrial, and consumer products around the world. With thousands of STM32 part numbers, makers can choose the features and capabilities they require at a cost that fits their needs and market.

In order to ensure accessibility, ST targets the new STM32C0 family of products to household appliances and industrial pumps, as well as smoke detectors, and fans usually served by smaller MCUs of 8-bit and 16-bit. The contemporary, 32-bit architecture of the STM32C0 allows for improvements like quicker response time, more capabilities, as well as network connectivity with the same overall cost and energy consumption. In addition it’s simplicity for entry-level users and its free and comprehensive support network with resources like software and tools and the possibility of connecting to various developer communities facilitate entry into the 32-bit world for those who are new to the technology.

“The next generations of smart appliances and industrial controllers must be easy to use, ultra-competitively priced, and with assured supply,” said Daniel Colonna, STM32 Marketing Director at STMicroelectronics. “By delivering on these requirements, our new STM32C0 general-purpose entry-level MCUs introduce exciting options to the 8-/16-bit applications space, with the added benefits that come with the broad and powerful STM32 ecosystem.” The STM32C0 family is now in high-volume production and ready for shipping is covered by ST’s 10-year long-term longevity program for industrial productsthat is which is renewed each year. Nine different package options are offered, each with distinct features including simple handling, ultra-small dimensions, and a slim profile. Additional technical details ST has designed the STM32C0 new series to let designers achieve more with less The MCUs are housed in compact and affordable packages, with just one pair of power connections, thereby making more I/O ports available for the software while lowering bill-of materials costs. In addition, an on-board high-accuracy (1 1 %)) clock is able to eliminate the need for other timing elements.

As a component within being part of STM32 continuum, the STM32C0 devices permit easy integration into the STM32G0 Series to tackle more challenging projects, while having a similar pinout. The STM32C0 series incorporates up to date peripherals, which include the 1.7 MSPS analog-digital converter (ADC) and hardware for 16-bit over-sampling of multiple timers. This includes advanced control timers for applications such as motor control. Utilizing on the STM32 platform latest MCUs feature DMA (direct memory access) channels that improve the performance of applications and increase efficiency. They run at up to 48MHz and deliver 44 DMIPS instruction throughput with CoreMark performance/efficiency of 114, drawing just 80uA/MHz in run mode. It is the STM32C0 range connects creators to the highly-respected STM32 community of developers. A STM32C0 Nucleo (NUCLEO-C031C6) low-cost development board, as well as two STM32C0 Discovery Kits (STM32C0116-DK and STM32C0316DK) is available. Software tools comprise STM32C0 integration into the STM32CubeMX configuration tool and Microsoft Azure RTOS and the STM32CubeC0 MCU program that includes Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and low-layer libraries.

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.