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Sierra Wireless and ST collaborate on simplifying IoT solutions deployment

ST is collaborating with Sierra Wireless, the IoT services provider, to enable the STM32 microcontroller (MCU) user community to leverage flexible cellular IoT connectivity and edge-to-cloud solutions.

The agreement between the two companies is intended to help solution developers tackle the diverse challenges involved with creating and deploying IoT solutions, including device design and development, enrolment with a cellular network, and connection to cloud services, enabling a quicker time-to-market.

“Sierra Wireless brings a rich portfolio of cellular connectivity and cloud-service solutions to the STM32 ecosystem that enable us, together, to provide a complete end-to-end solution for connected IoT,” said Ricardo de sa Earp, Group VP and General Manager of the Microcontrollers Division STMicroelectronics. “Our STM32 MCUs and ecosystem, combined with connectivity services and device-to-cloud software from Sierra, creates an offer of greater depth, capability, and usability.”

“This collaboration with STMicroelectronics delivers customers a ready-to-use solution to solve the IoT deployment challenges they face, from provisioning custom hardware to configuring and connecting turnkey modules as quickly as they need,” added Jim Ryan, SVP of Partnerships, Marketing, and IoT Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless is bringing its IoT connectivity solutions to the STM32 ecosystem, so that customers developing a wide range of IoT solutions using STM32 MCUs will now be able to easily build solutions with cellular connectivity.”

ST’s STM32 MCU family contains over 1000 variants that span a broad performance spectrum and combine high energy efficiency with real-time processing capabilities and rich connectivity. These MCUs provide state-of-the-art IoT security including cryptography, secure firmware installation and update, secure boot, and resistance to side-channel attacks.

There are also product lines specially engineered for ultra-low-power consumption as well as wireless MCUs that integrate long-range modulation as well as Bluetooth 5.2 and 802.15.4 radios on-chip. In addition, to accelerate design, the STM32Cube ecosystem provides development tools, middleware including STM32 Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), STM32Cube Expansion Packages such as X-CUBE-CELLULAR and application-code examples. A selection of evaluation boards and fully tested development kits help accelerate prototyping.

Sierra Wireless’ connectivity solutions for connecting IoT devices to cellular networks include various SIM options including global, Smart Multi-IMSI and enhanced regional single carrier offers, as well as a selection of turnkey cellular modems to simplify connection.

The collaboration with ST will provide access to a wide selection of Sierra Wireless’ connectivity solutions.

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Neil Tyler

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