-- Giving away 500 STM8S-Discovery kits to developersSANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20 — (PRNewswire) — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of microcontrollers and products for embedded applications, announced several exciting microcontroller-based activities at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA, April 27-29, 2010. The broad range of activities are intended to highlight ST's comprehensive portfolio of robust 8-bit and high-performance 32-bit ARM-based microcontrollers including the new ultra-low-power EnergyLite™ versions of both families. A range of demonstrations will provide engineers with hands-on experience and access to local expertise.
Engineers and show visitors are invited to stop at booth #1708 where ST will give away 500 of its STM8S-Discovery kits. These kits allow developers to quickly discover the possibilities of the company's STM8 8-bit microcontroller family, to build and debug an application and to program and use the device. The Discovery kit consists of a small board containing a USB-based debug interface, the STM8S microcontroller, a capacitive touch sensor and a prototyping area, accompanied by ST-standard tools including an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and entry-level compiler. Numerous applications are available in order to learn, reuse and modify code for rapid proof-of-concept or demonstration.
While at the booth, visitors will be able to learn about the new EnergyLite technology platform featuring a range of ultra-low-power of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers that will enable future generations of electronic products to consume less power, meet evolving energy-efficiency standards, and operate for longer using batteries. Demonstrations will include both the STM8L and STM32L ultra-low-power microcontrollers operating from a range of very low power energy sources. Engineers will also get a chance to try the simple-to-use evaluation kits and development tools for the EnergyLite microcontrollers.
On Tuesday, April 27, Stuart McLaren, Product Marketing Manager at STMicroelectronics, will participate on a sensor networks panel moderated by Peter Clarke, European News Director, EE Times Group. Stuart McLaren will discuss how the emergence of ultra-low power solutions, such as combining a robust industry-standard radio in an open architecture, are enabling a broad range of emerging markets for wireless sensor platforms.
In conjunction with ESC, and available to both attendees and non-attendees, an STM8L EnergyLite technical seminar will cover technical details of the high-performance STM8 core including its ultra-low-power modes, system architecture, and advanced digital and analog peripherals featured in the STM8L family. The valuable seminar will provide an introduction to the complete set of STM8L firmware libraries, development tools, programming tools, evaluation and starter kits; and include demonstrations on how to start, develop and debug a project using the simple-to-use firmware libraries and low-cost development tools and kits.
The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 27, from 11:30am to 6:45pm in the San Jose Convention Center, Room M.
Engineers who are unable to make it to ESC can visit www.st.com/stonline/domains/seminars/stm8s_seminar.htm for additional dates and locations for this highly useful seminar.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
Michael Markowitz of STMicroelectronics