STMicroelectronics Solutions to Make Everything Smarter at Electronica 2016

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  • Technologies for smart industry
  • Accelerating design of smart things and securing the IoT
  • Safer, greener, and more connected technologies for smarter driving

STMicroelectronics will demonstrate the power of technology to make manufacturing, driving, and devices smarter and securely connected at Electronica 2016 in Munich (Nov 8-11, Hall A5 Booth 207). The full spectrum of ST activities is available at smarter.st.com/electronica-2016.

Technologies for Smart Industry

ST’s Industry 4.0 Smart Factory demonstration gives insights into the semiconductor solutions supporting the future of manufacturing: more efficient, automated, safer, and flexible. ST shows many technology building blocks to get there, including advanced power management, smart sensing and motor control, distributed intelligence, and secure wired and wireless connectivity.

Building blocks for New IoT systems
ST’s extensive STM32 microcontroller portfolio allows designers to find the ideal host for their applications from among over 700 devices ranging from the ultra-energy-conscious to the highest-performing. The demos at Electronica will also present ST’s portfolio of sensors, including advanced MEMS motion, pressure, and acoustic sensors as well as temperature, touch, and proximity sensors.

The huge potential for drone technology reaches well beyond consumer applications, into industry, agriculture, and logistics to name a few. ST is presenting a complete offering, including navigation solutions, the STSPIN motor-drive portfolio, sensors for motion control and stability, as well as camera and machine-vision technologies that enhance the variety of applications drones can address.

Securing IoT Innovation

With security a key concern for Internet of Things applications, ST’s proven smartcard expertise and a portfolio of secure elements and microcontrollers provide low-power, high-performing protection suitable for use in embedded systems. ST’s on-stand demonstrations also present the STSAFE secure component portfolio as well as ST25 RFID and NFC dynamic tags, which make asset tracking and authentication more convenient and efficient.

Support from Design Start to Product Delivery

The difference between success and failure for many new devices lies in time-to-market, which ST aims to reduce significantly with the availability of its extensive development ecosystems that accompany device families such as sensors and STM32 microcontrollers. ST is exhibiting the strength of its industry-leading support ecosystem and tool portfolio that includes the huge variety of competitively priced STM32 Nucleo boards now available. These connect directly with the STM32Cube software tools and combined sensing and connectivity solutions supported by the STM32 Open Development Environment.

As part of this effort ST is continuing its support for start-ups and makers as the Platinum sponsor of the Electronica Fast Forward Platform and Start-up Award. Electronica Fast Forward is a joint exhibition area at the East Entrance of the Munich Fair Centre, where the Award will be presented on November 11, 2016.

Smart Driving: Safer, Greener, More Connected

Visitors to the Smart Driving area of ST’s booth can see how ST’s broad range of chips and controllers for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) enable further progress toward autonomous driving. Technologies represented include V2X (Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) communication, machine vision, radar, automotive-qualified MEMS, and navigation with the TESEO(TM) family of Systems-on-Chips. ST’s secure gateways and modules are securing the connected car and can be seen in a software-update-over-the-air demonstration.

While electronic management holds the key to making conventional cars greener, advances in power semiconductors solve the challenges of going further on clean electric energy. ST shows its progress in this domain with its rugged, high-efficiency silicon-carbide (SiC) power technology designed to help carmakers deliver more affordable hybrid and electric vehicles that meet modern mobility needs.

Visitors can see how during the last 30 years ST has consistently delivered innovative products to the automotive industry, and take a glimpse into the future through the interactive wall of cars displaying models with ST technology inside.

Public events and technical conferences

ST is also actively supporting the Electronica 2016 conference program. CEO Carlo Bozotti will take the stage first, joining fellow technology industry executives to discuss solutions to the security challenges facing the connected world. This CEO Roundtable event (November 8, 11:00-12:00, Electronica Forum, Hall A3) begins the conference program, which includes further inputs from ST executives and technical experts speaking on the future of mobility, next-generation sensors, wearables in healthcare, security for Smart Industry, and long-range low-data-rate wireless connectivity:

  • Joseph Stockinger on “360° Surround Sensing Technologies (Cameras, Radar, Lidar, Ultrasonic) for Autonomous Driving” at the Electronica Automotive Conference (November 7, 14:30-15:00, electronica Automotive Conference, ICM/Internationales Congress Center Munich);
  • Andrea Onetti in the panel on “Wearables for healthcare-Components for digital medicine” moderated by Heinz Arnold, Chief Editor of Markt & Technik (November 8, 14:30-15:30, Hall A3, Stand 242);
  • Christoph Wagner on “Smart MEMS for a Smart World” at the ZVEI MEMS forum “PCB & Components Marketplace” (November 8, 13:40 – 14:00, Hall B4);
  • Fabrice Gendreau on “STSAFE Solutions for the Industry 4.0” at IT2Industry conference (November 8, 12:30 – 13:00, Entrance West);
  • Reiner Schwartz on “Future Mobility – Autonomous, Connected with Zero Emission” at the Electronica Automotive Conference (November 9, 15:30-16:00, electronica Automotive Forum / Hall A6 Stand 328);
  • Hakim Jaafar on “ST Solutions for LoRa” at the Embedded Forum with Mouser (November 9, 13:00-15:00, Hall A6 Stand 460).

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