Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


New Bluetooth LE microcontrollers from STMicro

31 March 2021 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32WB Bluetooth LE microcontroller (MCU) offering with new devices that combine entry-level features with extra power savings for longer-lasting performance.

The dual-core STM32WB15 and STM32WB10 Value Line pair an Arm Cortex-M4 processor to run the main application and a Cortex-M0+ to handle Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, ensuring real-time performance from each. The radio stage has a 102 dBm link budget to ensure reliable connections over long distances and integrates balun circuitry to save board space and reduce the bill of materials.

With a new ultra-power-saving mode that allows the radio to remain operational, and carefully tailored peripherals and memory, the new devices are suited to cost-sensitive, power-conscious embedded applications including wearables, beacons, smart circuit breakers, trackers, IoT endpoints, and equipment for industrial automation.

The software development kit (SDK) for each MCU includes standardised radio protocol stacks and openness to proprietary protocols with a set of security mechanisms that ensure safe software updates for brand protection and device integrity, with Proprietary Code Read-Out Protection (PCROP) to guard intellectual property.

With these new devices, the STM32WB series scales across package variants, offering options including extended GPIOs and pin-to-pin compatibility between similar packages of the portfolio. Customers can easily migrate designs between devices to take advantage of different features and memory densities, leveraging pin-compatibility across packages.

The development ecosystem includes STM32Cube certified radio stacks that support various profiles, software expansion packs and sample code, the STM32CubeMX configurator and initialisation code generator, the STM32CubeIDE development environment, a powerful STM32CubeMonitor-RF evaluation tool, and associated Nucleo hardware tools.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Dual-band GNSS RTK module
31 March 2021, Electrocomp , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The RTK-1010 is a high-performance dual-band GNSS RTK module that is designed for applications requiring centimetre-level positioning accuracy. It adopts a 12 nm manufacturing process and integrates an ...

Read more...
Development kit supporting Espressif’s Alexa Connect Kit
31 March 2021, iCorp Technologies , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Espressif Systems announced the launch of its new development kit, the ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO-DevKit, which uses the Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) module announced by Espressif in July 2020. Both this module and ...

Read more...
Multi-constellation GNSS module
31 March 2021, Altron Arrow , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Telit’s high-precision GNSS SE868SY-D is a new multi-frequency, multi-constellation positioning receiver capable of combining GPS/QZSS and Galileo in the L1/E1 and L5/E5 bands, GLONASS in the L1, BeiDou ...

Read more...
S-band low-noise amplifier
31 March 2021, RFiber Solutions , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The MAAL-011138 from MACOM Technology Solutions is a high dynamic range, single-stage MMIC LNA (low-noise amplifier) designed to operate from 2,5 GHz to 3,5 GHz, and is assembled in a lead-free, 2 mm ...

Read more...
Reflective SP4T RF switch
26 February 2021, RFiber Solutions , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The AM6032 is a reflective single-pole four-throw (SP4T) switch covering the DC to 26,5 GHz frequency range suited for a wide range of wireless applications. The AM6032 provides low insertion loss, flat ...

Read more...
New range of double ridge waveguide components
26 February 2021, RF Design , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Pasternack has unveiled a new series of double ridge waveguide components that are ideal for satellite communication, radar, wireless communication and test and instrumentation. The new components ...

Read more...
Synaptics signs distribution deal with EBV
26 February 2021, EBV Electrolink , News
EBV Elektronik has secured a supply chain agreement with Synaptics. Synaptics was founded with the primary objective of enhancing the way in which technology and the real world interrelate, to enable ...

Read more...
BLDC motor control demonstrator and evaluation board
26 February 2021, EBV Electrolink , Power Electronics / Power Management
EBV Elektronik is demonstrating the simplicity of designing with Power Integrations’ BridgeSwitch devices with the introduction of the EBV BridgeSwitch MB high-voltage, single-phase brushless DC (BLDC) ...

Read more...
LTE Cat. 1 wireless module
26 February 2021, Otto Wireless , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
SIMCom’s SIM7600 series is an LTE Cat. 1 module which supports wireless communication modes LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD, HSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and others. It supports a maximum 10 Mbps downlink rate and 5 Mbps uplink ...

Read more...
Microwave amplitude control module
26 February 2021, RF Design , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The ACM2052 from Kratos General Microwave is an amplitude control module (ACM) that operates from 0,5 to 2 GHz. It provides precise control of signal amplitude and pulse modulation over a high dynamic ...

Read more...