Dual-core, multi-protocol wireless / bluetooth STM32WB microcontrollers
Based on an Arm® Cortex®-M4 core running at 64 MHz (application processor) and an Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core at 32 MHz (network processor), STM32WB55 microcontrollers support Bluetooth™ 5 and IEEE 802.15.4 wireless standards.
Thanks to these two totally independent cores, this innovative architecture is optimized for real-time execution (radio related software processing) as well as flexible resource use and power management for a lower BOM cost and a better user experience.
Developed with the same technology as our ultra-low-power STM32L4 microcontrollers, the STM32WB series provides the same digital and analog peripherals suitable for applications requiring extended battery life and complex functionalities.
Bluetooth™5-certified, STM32WB55 microcontrollers can support Mesh 1.0 network, multiple profiles and flexibility to integrate proprietary BLE stacks. The generic IEEE 802.15.4 MAC layer ensures that the STM32WB55 can run proprietary protocols or stacks including ZigBee®* and Thread low-power mesh networking protocols, giving designers even more options for connecting devices to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Moreover, these ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers can run Bluetooth™ 5 and 802.15.4 wireless protocols concurrently.
The STM32WB55 series includes a wide variety of communication features including a practical crystal-less USB 2.0 FS interface, audio support, an LCD driver, touch sensing, up to 72 GPIOs, an integrated SMPS for power consumption optimization, and multiple low-power modes to maximize battery life.
Security & ID
In addition to its wireless and ultra-low-power features, STM32WB55 microcontrollers include embedded security hardware functions such as 256-bit AES hardware encryption, PCROP read/write protection, JTAG fuse, and public-key cryptography with an elliptic curve encryption engine. For further protection, a Root Secure Services (RSS) feature ensures secure wireless stack updates and encryption key management.
Developers can get started quickly and develop applications easily using our STM32WB55 Nucleo pack which consists of 2 boards both with an STM32WB microcontroller enabling a wide range of wireless applications.
Built around the STM32Cube development ecosystem, it comes with the comprehensive STM32CubeWB MCU Package featuring HAL and LL peripheral drivers, a full set of middleware and connectivity stacks together with various packaged software examples.
In addition to an embedded debugger that helps you develop and test your own applications from the existing examples, the STM32WB55 Nucleo board has many power supply options, either through the ST-LINK USB connector, a long-lasting battery cell or via external sources.
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MadeForSTM32™ is a new quality label delivered by ST, which is granted after an evaluation process. It helps engineers identify third party solutions with the highest level of integration and quality for the STM32 microcontrollers' ecosystem. MadeForSTM32™ is offered to members of the ST Partner Program who want to go one step further in our collaboration, with the overall objective of contributing to a high-quality STM32 ecosystem.
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Getting started with STM32WB
Purchase a STM32WB55 Nucleo pack
Download the Free STM32CubeWB embedded software package containing the HAL, LL (low-layer) APIs, middleware, Bluetooth™ 5 certified stack and Open-Thread certified stacks. Then install ST’s STM32CubeMX graphical software configuration tool (Free) that supports pinout configuration, code generation and a power consumption calculator. Start with one of the many examples provided or build your own project.
To fine tune your application, or perform radio test or build your own profile down load and install STM32CubeMonitor-RF tool.
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