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STMicroelectronics boosts new microcontroller series with USB and larger Flash options

       STMicroelectronics has added USB connectivity and larger Flash options to its STM32F0 Value Line ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller series, enhancing support for cost-sensitive consumer, smart energy, communication gateway, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

        The new entry-level 32-bit STM32F0 Value Line now includes six new devices to address 8-bit and 16-bit applications. The new devices extend the developer’s flexibility to use the same microcontroller architecture for a wide range of needs, resulting in quicker time-to-market for new products. The new devices also open access to the wider STM32 portfolio, with over 600 part numbers leveraging the full spectrum of ARM Cortex-M cores and extensive development support.

      The new STM32F030CC and STM32F030RC Value Line devices feature 256KB program Flash in 48-pin or 64-pin LQFP packages. USB 2.0 Full Speed interface is now available in four new STM32F070 Value Line devices compliant with Battery Charger Detection (BCD v1.2) and Link Power Management (LPM), enabling optimum energy efficiency and longer battery life.

These latest additions augment the strong feature-set of the STM32F0 Value Line, giving designers access to built-in safety functionalities, precise internal oscillators, multiple clock sources, and a calendar Real-Time Clock (RTC) with alarm and periodic wakeup from Stop/Standby.

      Key features also include a 5-channel DMA controller, internal voltage regulator, 12-bit/1.0μs Analogue-Digital Converter (ADC), and versatile communication capabilities such as two I2C interfaces, six USARTs, and two SPIs.

        The STM32F0 software and hardware ecosystem also supports the new devices.