Smart City turning up smarter with the smartest solutions from STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics, a pioneer of the semiconductor, has turned the world upside down with its latest smart solutions, for the Automotive, Industrial and Artificial Intelligence. Smart Cities India 2019 was a great platform for customers to have an access of greatest quality products from STMicroelectronics.

ELE Times covers a great bunch of smart solutions from STMicroelectronics. Let’s have a glimpse on the brand new smart solutions, with their features:

Vinay Thapliyal, Technical Marketing Manager, MCU, STMicroelectronics shared about ST’s all new cloud connectivity solutions.

HMI Graphics using Touch GFX 

The STM32 family provides a comprehensive offer for Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), which enables developers to easily add a smartphone-like GUI to embedded devices, accelerating the “HMI of things” revolution.

STM32 devices with advanced graphics capabilities and the TouchGFX software framework. TouchGFX includes an easy-to-use GUI builder, TouchGFX Designer. This drag and drop tool seamlessly integrates into your TouchGFX development, moving you quickly from idea to end-product.

– Graphics advanced capabilities showing on STM32H7 demo kits.

– ST’sTouchGFX GUI solution ensures great graphics and smooth animations for STM32

– Uses minimal resources and power consumption.

STM32 Cloud Connected IoT Nodes

The STM32L475 Discovery kit IoT node is a single-board solution providing all the functionality needed for an IoT node. The demo shows Cloud Connected software for AWS, IoT, Microsoft Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT and Google Cloud IoT.

– IoT Cloud Connectivity – Out Of The Box!

– STM32Cube software expansion package features cloud connectors and function pack with web dashboards.

– IoT Node Starter kit with lower power MCU, environmental and motion sensors and broad range of wireless connectivity options

Coming to the NFC, Amit Sethi, Technical Marketing Manager, MDG Group-India, STMicroelectronics, discussed about the latest ST25R NFC Reader devices, which are ideal for secure NFC lock applications.

NFC e-lock

A smart lock can be accessed via NFC contactless technology, with a user’s smart phone or the NFC tags.

– No mechanical key required

– Can trace unlocking records

– Higher security. No unwanted interception or hijackings

– Faster connection speed

Sharing about latest AI offerings, Vishal Goyal, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, and India, STMicroelectronics, showcased two AI smart solutions.

AI powered Audio Scene Classification

Audio scene classification on SensorTile. Detection results displayed on Mobile App. Data collection and labeling on the SD Card of the SensorTile device.

– Full example of Neural Network project using MEMS microphone input and including data preprocessing

– Runs on small form factor, battery-powered SensorTile Hardware

– Firmware update Over The Air (FOTA) available

– Available on st.com: FP-AI-SENSING1

AI powered Human Activity Detection

Human Activity detection demo on SensorTile. Detection results displayed on Mobile App. Data collection and labeling on the SD Card of the SensorTile device.

– Full example of Neural Network project using Motion MEMs input. Includes data pre-processing

– Runs on small form factor

– battery-powered SensorTile Hardware

– Firmware update Over The Air (FOTA) available

– Available st.com: FP-AI-SENSING1

Siddharth Ghosh, Technical Marketing Manager, Automotive and Discrete Group-India, STMicroelectronics introduced first time display of Drill demo and On Board charger for electric vehicles.

Drill Demo

Advanced BLDC Motor Controller with embedded STM32 MCU. A Drill shape with working electronic inside. The user can act on the drill button to activate the rotation , change the rotation speed with the proper knob and change the spin direction with a lever. This is based on STEVAL-SPIN3201

Key Features – 

  • voltage from 8 V to 45 VInput Voltage from 8 to 45V
  • Output Current up to 15Arms
  • Embedded 3.3V Buck Regulator
  • Embedded 12V LDO regulator
  • 3 Shunt Current Sensing
  • Digital Hall Sensors and encoder Input

Wireless Battery Charger 

The evaluation kit has been designed for devices, such as Smart Phones or tablets , requiring high power levels .It supports wireless battery charger upto 15W . The embedded STWBC-EP digital controller transmitter is based on a cost effective half bridge topology providing external interfaces via UART and I2C . The kit also includes STWBC-EP firmware , a graphical interface for debug , schematics , layout files and bill of materials.

Key Features –

  • voltage from 8 V to 45 VSTWBC-EP digital controller
  • 15W Output Power
  • Qi-MP-A 10 reference design
  • WPC Qi 1.2.3 standard compliant
  • Foreign Object Detection
  • Accurate Power Control
  • UART Protocol to control and monitor the system

These are few latest Smart Solutions from STMicroelectronics. STMicroelectronics’ focus on next generation technologies, industry and market expertise, has been driving innovation to design and develop new solutions for its customers.

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