Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

STM32 solutions for Artificial Neural Networks

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a set of hardware and software systems capable of providing computing units with capabilities that, to a human observer, seem to imitate humans’ cognitive abilities.

It uses an assembly of nature-inspired computational methods to approximate complex real-world problems where mathematical or traditional modeling have proven ineffective or inaccurate. Artificial Intelligence uses an approximation of the way the human brain reasons, using inexact and incomplete knowledge to produce actions in an adaptive way, with experience built up over time.

ST has been actively involved in AI research for many years and has applied its knowledge to develop tools that allow embedded developers to take advantage of AI techniques on ST microcontrollers and sensors. 

AI at the Edge

Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) address a variety of problems which occur in everyday life. They can exploit the data provided by sensors present in our environments, homes, offices, cars, factories, and personal items. A widespread model assumes the raw data from sensors are sent to a powerful central remote intelligence (Cloud), thus requiring significant data bandwidth and computational capabilities. That model would lower responsiveness if you consider the processing of audio, video or image files from 100s millions of end devices.

Switching from a centralized to a distributed intelligence system

AI enables much more efficient end-to-end solutions when the analysis done in the cloud is moved closer to the sensing and actions. This distributed approach significantly reduces both the required bandwidth for data transfer and the processing capabilities of cloud servers, leveraging modern computing capabilities at the edge. It also offers user data sovereignty advantages, as personal source data is pre-analyzed and provided to service providers with a higher level of interpretation.

processing capabilities of cloud servers


Artificial Neural Networks on General Purpose Microcontrollers

Artificial Intelligence @ ST

Thanks to ST’s new set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, you can now map and run pre-trained Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) using the broad STM32 microcontroller portfolio.

Contact us at to find out more on how you can run edge AI applications on STM32 microcontrollers and application processors.

Artificial Neural Networks on Automotive Microcontrollers

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Thanks to ST’s SPC5Studio.AI component for our fully customizable SPC5Studio Eclipse development environment, you can now convert, analyze and deploy automotive neural network models on our SPC58 Chorus automotive microcontrollers.

Machine Learning on Sensors


Advanced sensors, such as the LSM6DSOX (IMU), contain a machine learning core, a Finite State Machine (FSM) and advanced digital functions to provide to the attached STM32 or application central system capability to transition from ultra-low power state to high performant high accuracy AI capabilities for battery operated IoT, gaming, wearable technology and consumer electronics.


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ST-Published papers on Artificial Intelligence


Change Detection in Multivariate Datastreams Controlling False Alarms; Luca Frittoli, Diego Carrera, Giacomo Boracchi. Proceedings of European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML) 2021
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Exploiting History Data for Nonstationary Multi-armed Bandit; Gerlando Re, Fabio Chiusano, Francesco Trovò, Diego Carrera, Giacomo Boracchi, Marcello Restelli. Proceedings of European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML) 2021
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Profiled Attacks against the Elliptic Curve Scalar Point Multiplication using Neural Networks;  Alessandro Barenghi, Diego Carrera, Silvia Mella, Andrea Pace, Gerardo Pelosi, Ruggero Susella. International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS) 2021.
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"A grapevine leaves dataset for early detection and classification of Esca disease in vineyards through machine learning", M. Alessandrini, R. C. Fuentes Rivera, L. Falaschettia, D. Pau, V Tomaselli, C Turchetti; Data in Brief, Jan 2021

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Deep Learning Localization with 2D Range Scanner; Giuseppe Spampinato, Arcangelo Ranieri Bruna, Ivana Guarneri, Davide Giacalone - 2021 International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2021)
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The full list of papers is available here