Bluetooth Mesh Rapid Prototyping Workshop using the STM32WB Module
Learn how to jumpstart your next Bluetooth® solution using a pre‑certified STM32WB-based wireless module
Virtual hands-on workshop with live tech support
This online workshop will teach you how to develop Bluetooth Mesh networks easily through hands-on exercises using a development kit based on the STM32WB5MMG, a highly-integrated and pre-certified wireless MCU module. The module enables product teams to build connected devices with minimal wireless design skills. The development kit (STM32WB5MM-DK Discovery) features multiple sensors, a digital microphone, QSPI Flash, RGB LEDs and an OLED display to facilitate fast prototyping.
The workshop will guide you through a rich STM32WB development ecosystem consisting of tools, design wizards, radio stacks, and turnkey software libraries available free-of-charge. During the hands-on exercises, you will learn how to create a Bluetooth mesh network using two Discovery kits and your smartphone.
The workshop is self-paced and can be accessed on-demand any time after the start of the selected session (see Session dates and times). Please note that live technical support via break-out rooms will be available only during the scheduled session hours.
Who should attend
This workshop is intended for hardware and firmware engineers developing IoT nodes, home appliance and automation systems, industrial controls, medical devices, and wearable products.
This workshop is open to US, Canadian and South American residents only, and attendance is limited to 26 participants per session to facilitate the live tech support.
Two STM32WB5MM-DK Discovery kits are required to participate in the workshop exercises. You will need to complete the purchase of the kits (while supplies last) in order to be confirmed. Total cost to purchase both kits is about $113.00 USD plus shipping. You will receive purchase details by email soon after we receive your request to participate.
You will learn
- The STM32WB Bluetooth 5.2, Zigbee and Thread SoC capabilities
- STM32WB module and Discovery board basics and overview
- How to develop Bluetooth applications using the STM32WB module and STM32WB5MM-DK Discovery kit
- How to develop Bluetooth mesh solutions within the STM32WB Ecosystem
- How to use STM32CubeIDE development tool for development on the STM32WB
Workshop agenda (approx. 3 hours)
- STM32WB SoC, module and Discovery board basics and overview
- Out-of-the-Box demo: Streaming audio over Bluetooth LE with the BLE Sensor App
- BSP example: Sensors, QSPI Flash & OLD display features demo of the CubeWB BSP
- Creating a Bluetooth Low Energy project from scratch via CubeMX/CubeIDE
- Bluetooth Mesh Proxy-Relay-Friend Node with ST BLE Mesh smartphone app
- Bluetooth Mesh Friend/Low-Power Network demo
- Bluetooth Mesh Embedded Provisioner
- Two STM32WB5MM-DK Discovery kits (about $113.00 USD + shipping). Instructions on how to purchase the kits will be sent to you by email soon after we receive your request to participate in the workshop.
- Computer running Windows 7 or Windows 10
- Two Micro-USB cables to connect the boards to your computer
- Though not required, it is highly recommended to watch our STM32WB Getting Started Video Series*
*This video series is based on the P-NUCLEO-WB55 evaluation board but still features the STM32WB55, and all principles are the same.
Session dates and times (US Eastern Time)
|Session 1||Tuesday, 18 May 2021||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Online||Open|
|Session 2||Thursday, 20 May 2021||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Online||Open|
|Session 3||Friday, 26 May 2021||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Online||Open|
|Session 4||Monday, 27 May 2021||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Online||Open|
Meet your instructors
Colin has been with STMicroelectronics since 2012 and is a Product Marketing Engineer with the microcontroller product marketing team for the Americas. Colin has held positions in both the analog sensors and connectivity organization prior to microcontrollers. Before joining ST, Colin was a user interface module designer at Blackberry in Waterloo, Canada.
Alec is Applications Manager for Wireless microcontroller products in the Americas. During his 21-year tenure at ST, Alec has supported 8051 & ARM-based microcontroller families, the STR7 & STR9, and the highly successful STM32 family. Prior to ST, Alec worked as a hardware design engineer at Motorola for analog cellphones and automotive body electronics modules.
Joe is a Field Applications Engineer for ST’s Microcontroller America’s group since 2012 supporting customers using STM32 microcontrollers. He has broad experience in Embedded Systems with an expertise in STM32 ARM Cortex-M based Microcontrollers product lines, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy and IEEE 802.15.4 SoCs. Skilled in embedded SW design, development, analysis, verification, and technical documentation. He is also proficient with various development and debugging software tools.
Antonio is a Senior Principal Applications Engineer at STMicroelectronics. He has knowledge and experience in the field of DSP, Digital Radio, RF and RF Systems Design. Since joining the Microcontroller group, he has used his experience to provide assistance and solutions to customers in the area of RF design, antenna design and general firmware design. The present focus is Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee, LoRa/LoRaWAN and Ultrawideband (UWB) systems.
Minku began his career in 2014 working with various wireless microcontrollers. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, he joined STMicroelectronics in 2020 as a Field Applications Engineer for STM32 wireless microcontrollers.
Shree is a Field Applications Engineer for STM32 wireless microcontrollers who completed his Masters degree in EECE (Embedded/Robotics) at Northeastern University in December 2019. His interests are – LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Bluetooth Low Energy and Sensor shield.