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ST gives away MCU development kits
30 March 2011, News

At the recent Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, STMicroelectronics gave away 7000 quick-start development boards for fast evaluation and low-risk prototyping with ST’s popular 8-bit (STM8) and 32-bit (STM32) microcontroller devices.

The discovery kits form an integral part of ST’s microcontroller tool strategy, enabling the easiest possible design starts. Straightforward to set up and use by plugging into a PC, these USB-powered boards integrate a microcontroller and an ST-Link debugger, complemented with free programming and compiling software from ST and third parties. Onboard hardware extensions provide easy connection to other boards or devices for deeper testing of the microcontroller peripherals. All kits contain LEDs and pushbuttons and enable access to all device pins through an extension header.

Today, discovery kits are available for ST’s standard 8-bit (STM8S), the STM8S-Discovery; ultra-low-power 8-bit (STM8L), the STM8L-Discovery; as well as the standard 32-bit (STM32) microcontroller series, the STM32VL-Discovery. At Embedded World, a new kit was introduced for ST’s 32-bit ultra-low-power family, the STM32L.


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