Join ST and our Partners for the Technology Tour on November 5, 2019

Boston Marriott Newton Hotel

2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

 

Track 1 Abstracts

Microsoft Azure IoT & the Intelligent Edge

9:30 – 10:10
Presenter: Jennifer Skinner-Gray, Microsoft

Microsoft is leading in IoT because we’re passionate about simplifying IoT so any company can benefit from it quickly and securely. IoT is transforming every business on the planet, and that transformation is accelerating. Companies are harnessing billions of IoT devices to help them find valuable insights into critical parts of their business that were previously not connected.


LPWAN (LTE & LoRa) IoT Solutions

10:30 – 11:10
Presenter: Marc Hervieu, STMicroelectronics

This session will show ST’s LPWAN IoT Ecosystem for low power, low bit-rate cloud connectivity that is suitable for battery-powered devices. We will explore how ST based starter kits for Verizon®, AT&T® and machineQ™ (a Comcast® company) simplify IoT embedded development and speed time-to-market. The LPWAN technologies covered will be LTE Cat-M / NB-IoT (4G and 5G technologies) and LoRa® with use cases including sensor-to-cloud connectivity and GNSS tracking.


MachineQ OTA Updates – LoRaWAN Quick and Simple

11:20 – 12:00
Presenter: Maggie Bosak, Product Technology Lead, MachineQ – a Comcast Company

MachineQ™ enables the easiest process for updating a LoRaWAN device’s software/configuration updates over-the-air (OTA) ensuring deployed devices are at their peak performance. During this talk we’ll discuss how MachineQ uses multicast functionality to deliver OTA updates by making use of different device operation classes to balance efficient packet delivery and power consumption.


Discover ST’s Unique GNSS Modules: Best-in-Class Performance, Competitive Price and Easy-to-Design Teseo-LIV3x Family

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: Max Nicotra, STMicroelectronics

Teseo-LIV3x Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) standalone modules embed ST’s TeseoIII single-die standalone positioning receiver IC, working simultaneously on multiple constellations (GPS/Galileo/Glonass/BeiDou/QZSS). With these products ST is offering a technological breakthrough for all GNSS industrial and IoT applications.

This presentation will give an overview of the available GNSS module family and roadmap, their best-in-class features and unique benefits, and our easy-to-use HW/SW evaluation and development tools, including ST’s LoRa IoT reference design with STM32.


The LED of Acoustics - How MEMS Microspeakers will Revolutionize the Wearables Industry

1:50 – 2:30
Presenter: Ferruccio Bottoni, CEO USound GmbH and Fauna Audio GmbH

When LEDs were introduced to the market, it revolutionized the industry, influencing both B2B and B2C businesses worldwide. It is safe to say that every consumer in the world now knows the term “LED” – even though they might not know what it stands for.

MEMS microspeakers are on the brink of having the same impact on the acoustic devices market. Boasting a substantially decreased size and weight, increased robustness and energy efficiency, all with competitive performance, this new technology is the ideal enhancement of existing sound modules, creating powerful two-way systems.

After many years of research, design and testing, USound has developed a range of MEMS microspeakers optimized for free-field or in-ear applications. Among the numerous application possibilities such as smartphones, earphones and gaming headphones, the current focus of USound is on wearables. After an intense design and engineering phase, the company’s very own audio eyewear collection “Fauna” is now available. What makes the integrated sound module with USound MEMS technology inside special, what the slim and lightweight microspeakers made possible, and what was learned during the development process will be covered in this talk.


Artificial Neural Network Mapping Made Simple with the STM32Cube.AI Introduction

2:40 – 3:20
Presenter: Markus Mayr, STMicroelectronics

This session will focus on the new STM32Cube.AI software tool and its ecosystem. The STM32Cube.AI toolbox generates optimized code to run neural networks on STM32 microcontrollers. It brings AI to microcontroller-powered intelligent devices at the edge, on the nodes, and to deeply embedded devices across IoT, smart building, industrial, and medical applications. With STM32Cube.AI, developers can now convert pre-trained neural networks into C-code that calls functions in optimized libraries that can run on STM32 MCUs.

The comprehensive toolbox consisting of the STM32Cube.AI mapping tool, application software examples running on small-form-factor, battery-powered SensorTile hardware, together with the partner program and dedicated community support offers a fast and easy pathway to neural-network implementation on STM32 devices.


Secure Bluetooth Pairing Made Easy with NFC

3:45 – 4:25
Presenter: Keith Walters, STMicroelectronics

Learn how Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities in mobile devices with both Android and iOS can be used to enhance the Bluetooth pairing experience. The pairing method offering the highest level of security and ease of use is the out of Band (OOB) pairing over near field communications (NFC). With NFC, security credentials and devices capabilities can be exchange privately with just a simple tap – no user input is required. This lecture will cover NFC technology and capabilities, methods of Bluetooth pairing, how NFC works and benefits, handover terms / type / security, NFC development tools.


How to Design an NFC Reader Application: a Step-by-Step Approach

4:35 – 5:15
Presenter: John Tran, STMicroelectronics

This presentation will focus on the key challenges of designing an NFC reader application. Product selection, antenna tuning, layout optimization, read range, noise reduction, power consumption optimization, testing and certification are among the most important aspects in this application design space. Participants will learn how to develop an NFC reader application leveraging ST high performance reader ICs and evaluation tools.


Track 2 Abstracts

Enhancing the User Experience with TouchGFX Advanced Graphics on the STM32

9:30 – 10:10
Presenter: Mike Hartmann, STMicroelectronics

During this session, you will be introduced to STM32 devices with advanced graphics capabilities and the TouchGFX software framework. TouchGFX is optimized for STM32 and includes an easy-to-use GUI builder, TouchGFX Designer. This drag and drop tool seamlessly integrates into your TouchGFX development, moving you quickly from idea to product.


Introduction to the STM32MP1 Microprocessor Series

10:30 – 11:10
Presenter: Mike Hartmann, STMicroelectronics

Leveraging the unparalleled success of the STM32, ST recently announced the newest addition to the family, the STM32MP1. This general purpose multicore microprocessor series will facilitate development of high-performance solutions for Industrial, Consumer, Medical and Smart Home applications. This session will introduce attendees to the STM32MP1, its features and capabilities, the available tools, and the ecosystem around it.


Pelion Device Management – Chip-to-Cloud secure solution for IoT

11:20 – 12:00
Presenter: John Scanlon, Arm

Arm Inc. (a Softbank company) is at the heart of the computing and connectivity revolution supporting enterprises with a comprehensive suite of secure IoT solutions to efficiently meet their IoT service needs. Arm’s Pelion device management is a horizontal platform that is highly scalable, secure, and supports multiple IoT use cases across a number of industry verticals.

Pelion Device Management has been successfully adopted by leading enterprises worldwide and enables them to do full lifecycle management (design, onboard, provision, secure, update, manage, etc.) of a variety of sensors & endpoint devices, edge gateways, etc. – all done through a single pane of glass. This presentation will provide an overview of the capabilities, benefits, and simplicity of Pelion Device Management and how Arm can help customers to deploy IoT projects at scale easily.


Predictive Maintenance: Use of Advanced Sensors in Smart Industry Applications

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: Manuel Cantone, STMicroelectronics

In this session we’ll discuss the use of various sensing technologies applied to Condition Monitoring of an asset: vibration analysis, environmental sensing, use of ultrasound. We’ll present the development kits available from ST and a development path from Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance using an end to end platform Sensors to Cloud.


Ultrasound Pulsers for Non-Destructive Testing and Medical Imaging Applications

1:50 – 2:30
Presenter: Steffen Grahlmann, STMicroelectronics

Ultrasound can be used to measure distance, identify direction, and evaluate size, speed and movement of objects. In this presentation, the theoretical foundations of ultrasound imaging will be explored, the fundamentals of the underlying physics will be presented, and the theoretical and practical explanation of the basics of Ultrasound Imaging on the medical and industrial field will be described together with an introduction to ST portfolio of application specific standard products.


Ultra-low Power, Zero Drift Operational Amplifiers for Industrial and Remote Analog Sensors

2:40 – 3:20
Presenter: Gregory Gosciniak, STMicroelectronics

Sensors in today’s world are extensively used to measure weight, read temperature, evaluate gas concentration, identify VOC, control speed and more. Even though we live in an increasingly digital world, many sensors today are bound to operate in the analog domain. And most of them provide an extremely small signal that needs to be amplified, before being converted into bits of digital information for processing and visualization. Precision operational amplifiers are the primary link between these analog sensors and the digital world.

In this presentation, the theoretical foundations of precision in operational amplifiers will be explored, the fundamentals of the four underlying parameters affecting precision will be presented, and the theoretical and practical explanation of a gas sensor operation with ST’s TSZ121 zero drift operation amplifier will be presented.


Würth Elektronik Qi Ready Solutions

3:45 – 4:25
Presenter: David Rosales, Würth Electronik

Introduction to wireless charging coil technology and application challenges with a brief product overview of Würth Elektronik Qi inductors and coil selection tools.


USB Type-C PD

4:35 – 5:15
Presenter: Gregory Gosniak, STMicroelectronics

USB standard has evolved from a data interface capable of supplying limited power to a primary provider of power with a data interface. The new USB Type-C PD is now enabling a new ecosystem. Different use cases will be explained, showing implementations and major products involved.


Track 3 Abstracts

Simplifying Wireless IoT application Development using the SensorTile.Box kit (Hands-on Workshop)

9:30 – 12:30
Presenter: STMicroelectronics team

Looking to develop applications that use Motion and Environmental MEMS sensors? This workshop will show you how to use the STEVAL-MKSBOX1V1 (SensorTile.Box), a ready-to-use kit for wireless IoT applications.

The SensorTile.Box features ST's newest sensors including the LSM6DSOX IMU with Finite State Machine and Machine Learning Core, LIS2DW12 ultra low-power Accelerometer, LIS3DHH ultra low-noise Accelerometer, LIS2MDL wide dynamic range Magnetometer, LPS22HH improved accuracy barometric Pressure sensor, HTS221 Relative Humidity and ambient Temperature sensor, STTS751 on-board Temperature sensor to support temperature compensation, and MP23ABS1 high performance analog Microphone. The ultra low-power Cortex-M4F STM32L4 provides all the processing capabilities that may be required by the application, while the Bluetooth low-energy module SPBTLE-1S provides the connectivity capabilities to interact with and stream to mobile phones.

The workshop will show you how to use the SensorTile.Box out of the box (entry level mode) with many read-to-use applications to set up sensors, log sensor data, leverage embedded smart sensor functions (pedometer), and perform high-level processing (sensor fusion). The workshop will also show you how to build a custom application (expert mode) using the GUI in the ST BLE Sensor app to build the data and control flow. Finally, it will show you how to develop custom firmware (pro mode) starting from the examples available in the Function Pack FP-SNS-STBOX1. Join us and learn how the SensorTile.Box wireless IoT kit can simplify the development of your next application.

This a working session. For the training on entry-level and expert mode, participants will need their mobile phone running Android or iOS, with the ST BLE Sensor app installed. For the training on pro mode, participants will need their own laptop running Windows 7 or later, or a MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion, etc.). Participants should have a basic understanding of the “C” programming language or equivalent. Note: Administrator rights are needed for software and driver installation. ST will provide the development kit and all software.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS SESSION – FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. Must be present and stay for training to receive the free kit.


Simplify the Integration of Sensors and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Connectivity Using the BlueNRG-Tile Eval Kit

1:00 – 2:30
Presenter: Francesco Doddo & Raffaele Riva, STMicroelectronics

During this session, you will be introduced to BlueNRG-Tile: a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) enabled sensor node development kit. Details on the hardware platform and its companion software development kit for the BlueNRG-Tile will be presented, including application examples as sensor data streaming over BLE, HID peripheral, Beacon.

Attendees will learn how to design an efficient BLE protocol, starting from the ST Blue protocol, for interacting with a mobile client, the ST BLE Sensor mobile App for both Android and iOS.

Finally, the capabilities of the ARM Cortex-M0 System-On-Chip along with the advanced set of MEMS sensors will be exploited, introducing real-time embedded sensor data fusion and streaming of voice over the BLE link.


How to Connect to AWS IoT Core using Amazon FreeRTOS for Embedded Devices – Hands-on Workshop using STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node

3:00 – 5:15
Presenter: Anton Shmagin (AWS) with STMicroelectronics Team

This hands-on workshop will use an STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node to demonstrate how to use Amazon FreeRTOS to securely connect a constrained, low-power embedded device to AWS cloud services like AWS IoT Core and enable you to start exploring your own innovative ideas! The kit features an array of sensors and Wi-Fi to showcase cloud connectivity features.

This a working session. Participants will need their own laptop running Windows 7 or later, or macOS. Note that administrator rights are needed for software and driver installation. ST will provide the required eval board and the companion software.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS SESSION – FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. Must be present and stay for training to receive the free kit.


Track 4 Abstracts

Overview of BlueNRG-Mesh SDK for the ST Bluetooth Low Energy SOCs

9:30 – 10:10
Presenters: Francesco Doddo, STMicroelectronics

This session will explore Bluetooth low energy mesh technology and talk about BlueNRG-Mesh, a certified and qualified ST software development kit implementation of the Bluetooth SIG specs. This solution targets applications such as lighting, smart home and building automation, smart industry, wireless sensor networks.

During the class, attendees will learn about the Bluetooth Low Energy mesh architecture and its main functionalities such as the “models” for lighting and sensors, the “low power nodes” and “friend nodes” capabilities for low power applications, the “elements” to enhance the end application functionalities, the “Mesh Addressing concept” and the “mesh Publish and Subscribe messaging model” to exchange information over the mesh network.

Security and provisioning of new devices within Bluetooth low energy mesh will be also explored.

Finally, the class will receive an overview of the BlueNRG-Mesh SDK for the ST Bluetooth low energy SOCs and the companion mobile App for both Android and iOS.


Connecting an STM32 Dev Kit to IBM Watson IoT to build a Cloud Application using Node-RED

10:45 – 12:15
Presenters: John Walicki, IBM

During this presentation by IBM, attendees with see how a STM32 Dev Kit can be connected to IBM Watson IoT and then stream live sensor data to the Cloud and learn how build their application using Node-RED.


STM32G4 Mixed Signal MCU – Hands-on Workshop

1:00 – 5:00
Presenters: STMicroelectronics team

The new STM32G4 mixed signal MCU is ideal for todays advanced control and measurement applications such as three-phase brushless motor control, instrumentation and digital switch-mode power supplies with its rich set of analog peripherals, mathematical accelerators and high-resolution timers. This one-day hands-on workshop will introduce embedded engineers to the new STM32G4 features through hands-on exercises. The hands-on exercises will be on the STM32G474 Discovery board that features the STM32G474RET6 MCU based on Arm® Cortex®-M4 core operating up to 170 MHz with 512 Kbytes of Flash memory, 128 Kbytes of SRAM in a LQFP64 package along with several application circuits including a digital power buck-boost converter and RGB power LED.

This training was developed for embedded engineers working with microcontroller for digital control applications. You will learn:

  • The new features and peripherals on the STM32G4 microcontroller series
  • How to get started with the STM32G474 Discovery kit (B-G474E-DPOW1), STM32CubeMX and Keil MDK
  • How to configure and use the new features of the STM32G4 through hands-on exercises

You will need a laptop with a Type A USB port and administrator rights running Windows 7 or later, or a MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion, etc.), with a minimum 2 GHz processor, 4 GBs of RAM and 10 GBs of free disk space. For laptop with only USB Type C ports, please bring a Type A (Female) to Type C (Male) adapter. ST will provide the development kit and all software.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS SESSION – FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. Must be present and stay for training to receive the free kit.


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