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STMicroelectronics releases STM32C0 series of microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics is broadening access to its STM32 microcontroller (MCU) family with the introduction of what it describes as its most affordable series yet: the STM32C0.

STM32 MCUs are used in billions of smart industrial, medical, and consumer products worldwide. In assuring availability, ST is targeting the new STM32C0 series at equipment like home appliances, industrial pumps, fans, smoke detectors, typically served by simpler 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs.

The 32-bit design of the STM32C0 will enable improvements such as faster response, extra functions, and network connection at similar overall cost and power consumption.

At the same time, its entry-level simplicity and free and extensive support ecosystem with resources including tools, software packs, and the chance to connect with various developer communities ease entry to the 32-bit world for new users.

The STM320 series is covered by ST’s 10-year longevity programme for industrial products, renewed every year. Nine package choices are available, offering various attributes such as easy handling, ultra-small form factor, and low profile.

The MCUs are housed in small and economical packages with only one pair of external power connections, making more I/O pins available for the application while lowering bill-of-materials costs. Also, an on-board, a high-accuracy (1%) clock saves external timing components.

STM32C0 devices allow easy migration into the STM32G0 Series to tackle more demanding projects, sharing a consistent pinout.

The STM32C0 series integrates up to date peripherals, including a 1.7 MSPS analogue-digital converter (ADC) with hardware for 16-bit over-sampling multiple timers including an advanced control timer for applications like motor control.

The new MCUs provide DMA (direct memory access) channels that boost application performance and efficiency and run at up to 48MHz and deliver 44 DMIPS instruction throughput with CoreMark performance/efficiency of 114, drawing just 80µA/MHz in run mode.

The STM32C0 series also connects designers with the STM32 development ecosystem.