STMicroelectronics has recently rolled out new STM32F7 series along with some added accessories. This is going to offer an easy access to high performance embedded design based on the ARM® Cortex® M7 core. The new microcontrollers in the series, namely STM32F722 and STM32F723 reduce memory footprint. This is because these are integrated with value added features, like code execution protection and high speed USB physical-layer circuitry that makes the development of connected applications more effective.
Both these variants come with extra cryptographic features on-chip including AES256 HW engine. Discussing the package options, these are available in the range of 64-pin LQFP to 176-pin LQFP or UFBGA meant for projects with demand for high I/O count. Also, these come with on-chip Flash memory of 256KB or 512KB along with 256KB of RAM.
The STM32F7 projects can be ported through the STM32 family consisting of more than 700 devices encompassing all 32-bit Cortex-M cores, thereby offering a wide variety of pin-count, memory and peripheral options.
Besides, ST has also come up with a new Discovery Kit which is based on STM32F769. It is accompanied by expansion connectors including an 8-pin socket for Wi-Fi modules. This kit supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and carries features like a 512-Mbit Quad-SPI (QSPI) flash interface along with some new accessories that enhance flexibility and extend application reach. Further, it can be availed with or without B-LCD40-DSI 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, depending on the requirements.
The STM32F769 project kits are already available with wireless-ready baseboards while the STM32F7 series will enter the production stage by the first quarter of 2017.
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