Introducing New STM32MP1 Microprocessor for Industrial IoT Improvement

STMicroelectronics launches the new STM32MP1 microprocessor series on February 20th, 2020.

STM32MP1: new STM32 heterogeneous architecture that combines Arm® Cortex®-A and Cortex®-M cores

STM32MP1 is a new generation of MPU, released in 2019, with the main frequency of 650MHz. STM32MP1is compatible with the groundbreaking heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) and has the dual advantages of MPU and MCU.

The new-generation STM32MP1 just released in February 2020, with a main frequency of 800MHz. The new-generation STM32MP1 adopts the Arm®Cortex®-A7 dual-core application processor and 209MHz Cortex®-M4 processor in the architecture, with a higher frequency and stronger computing power to support better quality needs of audio and video processing. The new STM32MP1 meets high-performance requirements and long-life-cycle industrial-grade processor requirements to help developers easily implement powerful AI functionalities in the product applications.

STM32MP1 offers two choices of main frequencies: 650MHz and 800MHz.
The 800MHz frequency has greatly improved in performance and security, while the 650MHz frequency products are suitable for applications that have optimization requirements in cost. The two series are fully pin-compatible and software programs can be reused to facilitate product migration.

The 650MHz frequency products are limited in some applications, so let’s take a look at what the 800MHz frequency can bring to us?

Human-Computer Interaction Interface

If you want a new breakthrough in human-computer interaction interface, dual-core Arm Cortex-A7 @ 800 MHz can drive HD video decoding, 3D GPU brings a smoother user experience, audio and real-time processing with Cortex-A + Cortex- M Heterogeneous architecture seamless and flexible combination, and a wide range of partners to provide you with graphics processing, hardware, and software services.

Industrial Grade Applications

If you want to try a new generation of 800MHz STM32MP1 in demanding industrial-grade applications, it can not only guarantee 100% run time for 10 years,-40 ° C to 125 ° C junction temperature range; industrial connection can be achieved, with sufficient computing power For multi-protocol processing, Cortex-M4 is used for real-time processing; there is also a multi-level security protection strategy for Industry 4.0.

Edge Computing Applications

If you want to embed neural networks in edge computing applications to achieve AI functions, for example, you can add natural language through simple operations in the product, with far-field and local wake-up capabilities, STM32MP1 has dual capabilities to ensure the implementation of AI, Cortex-A TensorFlow Lite can be natively supported on / Linux; STM32Cube.AI development software can implement machine learning on Cortex-M4; meanwhile, camera and audio interfaces can simplify input device integration.

Here we bring you new ODYSSEY – STM32MP157C Raspberry Pi 40-Pin Compatible with SoM

  • Dual-core Arm-Cortex-A7 core processor with Cortex-M4 integrated
  • SoM(system on module) includes MPU, PMIC, RAM. 
  • Raspberry Pi 40-Pin Compatible Carrier Board.
  • Compact size and powerful.
  • Open-source hardware/SDK/API/BSP/OS.

The ODYSSEY – STM32MP157C is created in a form of SoM(system on module) plus a Carrier board. The SoM has consisted of the MPU, PMIC, RAM and the carrier board is in Raspberry Pi form factor. The carrier board includes all the necessary peripherals including Gigabytes Ethernet, WiFi/BLE, DC Power, USB Hosts, USB-C, MIPI-DSI, DVP for the camera, audio, etc. With this board, customers can fast evaluate the SoM and deploy the SoM on their own carrier board easily and quickly.

The ODYSSEY – STM32MP157C will help with the following applications especially in the industrial area:

  • Industrial (CAN-Ethernet gateways etc)
  • White goods (refrigerators, microwaves, etc)
  • Medical (data loggers etc)
  • High-end wearables (VR device etc)
  • Smart Home Devices

With the release of new 800Mhz version STM32MP1, the ODYSSEY – STM32MP1 can be updated with the new version with ease as both versions are pin-to-pin to each other. In this way, there are more options for different scenarios.

As a new STM32 series, STM32MP1 will continue to improve in hardware performance, software environment, and ecosystem, not only providing developers with the best development experience but also ensuring that the products they design complete high-quality delivery. Seeed will also bring new products to the community. Please don’t hesitate to let us know your thoughts! We will carefully listen to the community and take action!

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March 2020