ST's STM32F030 MCUs bring 32-bit design advantages to low-budget projects - Embedded.com

ST’s STM32F030 MCUs bring 32-bit design advantages to low-budget projects

The latest STM32F030 Value Line microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics are targeted for lower-budget projects while offering access to a full portfolio of hardware- and software-compatible 32-bit microcontrollers ideally suited for performance improvements and product extensions. The new MCUs are based on the ARM Cortex-M0 core running at 48MHz. The Value Line enables 8-bit price parity without compromising performance or features, such as a lower core speed or reduced peripherals.

ST’s new Value Line has a strong base specification that effectively streamlines component selection and product differentiation. The STM32F030 line of products begins at 16KByte Flash and 4KByte RAM in a 20 pin package, and comprises a total of five parts up to 64KByte Flash, 8KByte RAM and 32, 48 or 64 pin packages. All variants feature a 12-bit 1Msample/s ADC, 1.2V internal reference, communication peripherals, temperature sensor and timers capable of supporting ADC synchronization, dead-time management, and PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) timing for motor control. In addition to 48MHz core frequency. An internal RTC and 5-channel Direct Memory Access (DMA), which are features not typically available in other microcontrollers at this price level, also help ease application development and improve performance.

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