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STM32 development tool

25 November 2009 Design Automation

New from STMicroelectronics is the STM32-comStick, a low-cost development platform in a USB stick that enables fast application design for STM32 ‘Connectivity Line’ microcontrollers. These MCUs, including the STM32F105 and STM32F107 families, entered production in June 2009 adding Ethernet, USB Device/Host/OTG, CAN and audio-class I²S peripherals to the advanced ARM Cortex-M3 core, providing low-power 32-bit processing and realtime behaviour for embedded application requiring networking and communications capabilities.

The STM32-comStick includes an unlimited Hitex HiTOP5 IDE/debugger and TASKING C compiler, a built-in GUI allowing control of the application, and a 72 MHz STM32F107VC MCU with 256 KB Flash. Developers can plug the device directly into a PC USB port to evaluate the MCU communication peripherals and build, program and debug their own applications. No external components, software or power supply are required.

To speed up development, source-code examples demonstrate the microcontroller’s Ethernet and USB peripherals. Sample applications include an embedded web server running on a TCP/IP stack, a USB Host mass-storage peripheral, and a file system demonstrating file storage functionality.

For more information contact Robin Scholes, Avnet Kopp, +27 (0)11 809 6100, sales@avnet.co.za, www.avnet.co.za



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