STMicroelectronics and Tapko Technologies to Release KNX Communication Stack
Aug 26, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
STMicroelectronics and Tapko Technologies have released a KNX communication stack for all ST's STM8 and STM32 microcontrollers.
"With ST's large families of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers now readily available to the KNX community, we expect to see even more widespread deployment within Europe and worldwide of smart-building systems that help reduce the energy usage and environmental impact of homes, offices and factories everywhere," said Petar Tomic, CEO of Tapko Technologies GmbH, in a release.
"The STM8 and STM32 families offer advanced features, extremely low energy consumption and extensive compatibility between devices, families and software helping to minimize development costs and time to market," said Michel Buffa, Microcontroller Division Manager, STMicroelectronics. "With the KNX stack now also ported, our customers can leverage this popular protocol to create competitive, high-performing smart-building solutions."
ST's 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers and 32-bit STM32 ARM Cortex-M devices provide an LCD controller, motor-control timers, Power-On Reset, real-time clock, memory-protection unit, dual watchdogs, anti-tamper protection, embedded EEPROM, Analog to Digital Converter, DMA matrix and optimized power consumption modes for battery-operated applications. The STM8L and STM32L ultra-low power is the result of ST's 130nm and 110nm low-leakage process design techniques ensuring high performance from a voltage supply as low as 1.65V, and multiple power-management modes with fast wake-up.
In addition, the high-performance STM32F2 series, which features up to 1Mbyte Flash, Ethernet MAC and hardware encryption, provides support for KNX tunneling over IP allowing secure communication with smart-building systems via the Internet.
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