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ST debuts MCU mezzanine board for 96Boards CE platform

19 Jan 2016

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STMicroelectronics has begun sampling the STM32 MCU mezzanine board for 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) platforms that the company said streamlines the development of smart mobile, embedded or digital-home devices.

One of the first 96Boards CE small-mezzanine specification cards in the market, the B-F446E-96B01A simplifies development of context-aware functionality, stated the company. It integrates ST's STM32F446 MCU featuring the ARM Cortex-M4F core, smart peripherals, as well as on-board MEMS accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, pressure sensor and microphone. Arduino Uno and Seeedstudio Grove connectors simplify adding extra-function extensions using expansion boards or modules from either ecosystem. These include light sensors, humidity sensors, wireless-communication interfaces, user-interface devices and many others.

STM32 mezzanine module

STM32 mezzanine module support 96Boards CE cards

The 96Boards CE specification eases product development based on ARM Cortex-A processors and Linux operating systems including Android by specifying a compact compute-board form factor, baseline I/Os such as WiFi, BLE, USB, MicroSD and HDMI, and standardised connector positions. The specification also standardises low- and high-speed peripheral connectors to allow functional expansion by adding mezzanine boards such as ST's B-F446E-96B01A.

Developers can work with the B-F446E-96B01A using the same ecosystem as ST's STM32 Nucleo boards. This gives access to resources including the STM32CubeMX initialisation code generator, as well as application-code samples, software snippets and a hardware API. The mezzanine board comes with an embedded ST-Link debugger that eliminates any need for a separate debug probe, and allows drag-and-drop Flash programming. It is also enabling direct access to ARM mbed online tools, allowing projects to start immediately without having to install any software.

The B-F446E-96B01A is sampling to lead customers and will be generally available in 2Q16.

Datasheet: http://www.st.com/web/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/DM00141306.pdf




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