STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will host the STM32 China Online Tech Week 2022 on July 18-22, marking the 15th year of STM32 embedded technology since its global launch.
From its beginning, the STM32 family now contains more than 1200 MCU and MPU devices across 16 product series. This first-time virtual event “STM32 China Online Tech Week” brings together numerous ecosystem partners, developers, and customers showcasing their latest technology innovations, enabled by ST. Attendees can virtually connect with ST management, established industry partners, and engineers presenting insightful keynote speeches, dedicated technical presentations, and innovative demos.
This unique 5-day online event concentrates on topics across 5 major categories: Industrial & Energy, AI & Smart Mobility, Smart IoT, Security & Safety, and Ecosystem & Innovation.
Industrial & Energy
Today, the digitalization of devices and systems driven by the development of Industry 4.0, as well as the energy-management and power-efficiency improvements driven by governments’ energy-saving and emission-reduction targets, are driving change. To this end, embedded processing solutions, like the STM32, play a key role in enabling these changes.
For instance, ST will highlight its STM32G491RC running a dual motor controller with a digital power factor controller. The setup could fit inside an outdoor air conditioner and control its compressor and fan. In another demo, an STM32G030K8, an STGIPQ5C60T-HZ inverter, and a VIPER318HDTR converter operate as a reference design for sensorless field-oriented control systems for single motors.
To showcase its wide portfolio of products targeting industrial & energy sectors, ST will demonstrate an STKNX-based smart-home control system, delivering intelligent operation and maintenance for electricity systems, a solar inverter, a robotic arm powered by STM32G4, and a main control unit running on an STM32MP1 for automated guided vehicles.
AI & Smart Mobility
In the era of IoT, edge AI is showing great potential to protect user privacy and data security along with real-time processing with lower implementation cost. With a wide range of embedded solutions for edge AI applications, ST will showcase various AI & smart-mobility applications that respond to the range of needs from smart home to smart industry and smart driving.
For example, ST will highlight anomaly detection in motor control using its NanoEdge AI Studio software. This demo can be used to program STM32 MCUs to detect abnormal behavior of the motor. It starts with a dynamically learned model based on current sensing thanks to NanoEdge AI Studio, Machine Learning (ML) technology that makes machine learning-based embedded development easy for engineers.
Another example is a 3D gesture-recognition demo with TouchGFX based on an AI Neural Network model, with an STM32 and ToF VL53L5 sensor that allows touchless control of a fan in a kitchen hood using a few different 3D gestures.
Other ST AI & Smart Mobility demos on display include a water-level detector based on a barometric, AI-enabled thermal imaging system, an ST MCU OpenFOTA (Firmware Update Over the Air) solution, a dump-truck inclination detector, an OLED taillight driver based on the L99LDLH32, a CCC 2.0 compliant digital car key solution, and NFC wireless charging.
ST has been collaborating closely with ecosystem partners to accelerate the adoption of the Smart IoT.
At the event, demonstrating Industrial Sensor Nodes for Condition Monitoring connected to Azure IoT Central shows how easily developers can implement equipment monitoring in an industrial environment with the STEVAL-PROTEUS1T evaluation kit. Visitors can see the preprocessed data collected by edge sensors and equipment status from a smartphone, and how this kit sends information to the Azure IoT Central from Microsoft, to save or visualize the data.
Other ST Smart IoT demos on display include AI-based people detection using ST’s VD56G3 Global Shutter and STM32H7, an STM32WL LoRa solution for cloud connectivity, a fully wireless USB2.0 demo powered by ST60A3, an intelligent gesture-recognition solution, and an STM32MP1-driven 3D printing demo.
Security & Safety
Although there are thousands of IoT applications today, safety and security is always a top priority.
In that vein, ST will showcase a range of development kits and customer products based on STM32 MCUs and MPUs for Security & Safety, which are designed to protect users’ assets with robust software and hardware resources.
For example, the STM32U5 Trusted Firmware -M (TF-M) demo demonstrates TF-M-based security, covering secure boot, secure firmware updates, and a full set of runtime security services running in an isolated trusted execution environment on the STM32U5. In addition, the STM32U5 also provides powerful, complete system-level security support for the TF-M solution, featuring its build-in Arm® Cortex®-M33 core with TrustZone® inside and other security hardware IP integrated in the chip.
Other ST Security & Safety demos on display include ISEE-C, a cloud security service for IoT devices from ST’s local Chinese partner Beanpod, a general-purpose programmer that supports STM32 mass-production programming, and debuggers and real-time operating systems.
Ecosystem & Innovation
ST is now the No. 1 supplier of general-purpose MCUs worldwide, thanks to our strong ecosystem and continuous innovation, and we are showcasing those features at the event. Here, a “Tutti frutti” demo running on a dual-core STM32H7 will show how a drawn picture of fruit on a blackboard can be recognized by AI, while the demo presents the graphic FPS (Frames Per Second) and workload of the MCU cores in real time. The demo allows disabling one of the cores to run the entire application on a single core to compare the display effect and workload when powered by single or dual cores.
Other Ecosystem & Innovation demos include an STM32MP1 LoRa gateway, an STM32MPU home gateway, an STM32U5-based dashboard, an STM32H7 based GUI, and wearable solutions powered by PersimWear OS from our local Chinese partner RT-Thread.
To experience all these innovative ST and customer demos and interact with ST experts on dedicated technical topics in real time, please visit STM32 China Online Tech Week 2022.
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