Join ST and our Partners for the Technology Tour on March 26, 2019

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802


Smart Things

IoT Security

Cloud & Connectivity


Motor Control

Smart Driving

Session 1 Abstracts

Wireless Charging in Consumer Applications

9:00 – 9:40
Presenter: Paolo Battezzato, STMicroelectronics

Inductive-based Qi wireless charging has become a standard feature in many mobile phones in the last few years, allowing users to cut “the last cord” and go completely wireless. It is now finding its way in personal electronics, wearables, industrial and medical applications. This segment will offer an overview of wireless charging basics and focus on the key aspects of the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) Qi standard. It will cover the solutions ST offers for both Transmitter (STWBC series) and Receiver (STWLC3x series), illustrating how they can be used to implement complete wireless charging systems in the power range from 1 W up to 15 W, including the support of proprietary fast charging methods for mobile phones.


9:50 – 10:30
Presenter: Paolo Battezzato, 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.

Designing Low Power SMPSs with the ViperPlus Family of Products

10:45 – 11:25
Presenter: Ivan Ivanov or Rosario Attanasio, STMicroelectronics

ST’s ViperPlus series of high voltage PWM switchers with embedded 800 V avalanche rugged power MOSFET targets a wide variety of low power (less than 15 W) Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) topologies found in power adapters, home appliance, home automation, Internet of things (IoT) and many other industrial applications.

The presentation introduces the family of ViperPlus products and provides detailed information about how to select the most suitable Viper IC based on the available specifications. Two design examples are provided to the audience to show how to effectively use Viper products in sensitive use cases where efficiency and low electromagnetic interference are paramount. The last part of the presentation focuses on E-Design Suite, our online software tool for SMPS design that greatly helps to speed up the design workflow and optimization process for power supply applications.

Fault Prediction with Vibration Sensing

11:30 – 12:10
Presenter: Luca Bartolomeo, STMicroelectronics

ST is fueling innovation in predictive maintenance with a wide range of sensors that are compact, low power and accurate enough to implement fault prediction by means of motion, temperature, humidity, ultrasound and vision sensors. Combining ST’s sensor solutions with low power STM32 MCUs, power management and connectivity enables users to quickly start prototyping for sensing, analyzing, predicting and communicating important service information. This presentation will cover:

  • Solutions for sensing, processing, connectivity and Security
  • HW/SW for evaluation boards, low level drivers, middleware libraries, and SW functional packs
  • The latest developments in Sensors, Arm Cortex-based STM32 microcontrollers, and connectivity

Using Advanced Sensors in Smart Industry Applications

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: Matteo Fusi, STMicroelectronics

“Smart Industry” is an (r)evolution that builds on many technology advances over the past decades but which will fundamentally change the way factories and workplaces function. “Smart” means doing things more efficiently, more flexibly and in a more environmentally friendly manner while creating a safer workplace. Quality sensor data play a critical role in successful smart industry: productivity, quality, reliability, and safety heavily depend on the accurate and reliable data provided by the sensors employed. The ability to collect data through sensors by monitoring processes, products, and assets, to analyze these data, and to extract the right insights to make right decisions is at the core. These right decisions will help improve efficiency, reduce cost, and increase productivity.

A Breakthrough Innovation in MEMS Sensors: Introducing LSM6DSOX, iNEMO 6DoF inertial measurement unit (IMU), with Machine Learning Core

1:50 – 2:30
Presenter: Matteo Fusi, STMicroelectronics

Machine Learning Core is a unique, revolutionary approach ST IMUs are offering; Decision trees are predictive model built from training data: can be configured and tuned based on data-log collected by developers and users, enabling to have classification algorithms running at sensor level, by reducing the MCU or AP power consumption; This innovative pattern classification approach of events will enable a new wave of consumer, Industrial or IoT applications by reducing the computation requirements and offering the capability of generating Meta-data at Intelligent nodes level directly at extremely low power consumption, with additional positive effects of reducing the amount of data to be transmitted to the cloud.

Precise Positioning Enabled by ST GNSS Receiver and ST IMU

2:40 – 3:20
Presenter: Stuart Ferguson, STMicroelectronics

Autonomous driving, V2X (Vehicle to Everything) and basic vehicle navigation relies heavily on the system’s ability to track the position of a vehicle at any moment. Although satellite data is not always available in crowded cities or underground, the car must still be able to update its position until the signal is available.

Inertial sensors, when used in conjunction with ST GNSS solutions (Teseo), offer an amazingly affordable and precise solution to implement dead-reckoning algorithms and other alternatives that can keep track of the vehicle’s position and movements. Learn how ST is today the leading supplier of 3-axis gyros for dead-reckoning (A3G4250D), and is continuing its market leadership with the recent launch of the new high accuracy, high stability 6-axis IMU, the ASM330LHH.

Using Stepper Motor Drivers in Voltage and Current Mode

3:45 – 5:15
Presenter: Giovanni Tomasello or Dennis Nolan, STMicroelectronics

This session will focus on the powerSTEP01, a system-in-package integrating 8 N-channel 16 mΩ MOSFETs for stepper applications up to 85 V with an SPI programmable controller, providing full digital control of the motion through speed profile generation and positioning calculations. The device can operate with both voltage mode driving and advanced current control, to fit different application requirements. The digital control core can generate a user’s defined motion profiles with acceleration, deceleration, speed or target position easily programmable through a dedicated register set.

The technical session will illustrate how to properly configure the device and how to solve typical challenges in stepper motor design.

The concepts demonstrated here apply also apply to L6470 STSpin family of products.

Session 2 Abstracts

LPWAN (LTE & LoRa) IoT Solutions from ST

9:00 – 9:40
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 up 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.

Accelerate Your IoT Solution with LoRaWAN on MachineQ

9:50 – 10:30
Presenter: John Brzozowski, MachineQ

LoRaWAN™ provides long range and low power wireless connectivity to sensors that can potentially be deployed for a decade or more. Hardware with this deployment lifespan needs to have a reliable and cost-effective way to be updated over the air (OTA).

This session will cover the various capabilities LoRaWAN provides to upgrade devices, how to transition between device “classes” and how updates to the firmware should be packaged before being sent to the end devices.

MachineQ offers firmware update over-the-air (FUOTA) reference implementations on the ST Micro Discovery development kit, allowing customers to quickly get up to speed and quickly implement FUOTA on their end devices.

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

10:45 – 12:45
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 the 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.


Eval Kits and Development Platforms for MEMS Sensors: A Comprehensive Environment for Fast Go-to-Market

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: Mauro Scandiuzzo and Thiago Reis, STMicroelectronics

With the fast expansion of the adoption of MEMS & Sensors into new markets and applications such as wearables, industrial, smart home and building automation, and smart speakers, ST has prepared a full set of development platforms capable of enabling complex system-level designs by bridging multiple key application building blocks (hardware and software) within its Open Development Environment.

This session will introduce and detail platforms with unique features that will allow testing, prototyping and development of a final product around ST sensors.

This session will explore:

  • IoT Discovery Kit: STM32L4 Discovery kit IoT node, low-power wireless, BLE, NFC, Sub-GHz, Wi-Fi
  • SensorTile Development Kit
  • BlueNRG-Tile: Bluetooth LE-enabled sensor node development kit
  • STM32 Nucleo Expansion boards
  • Professional MEMS tool: ST MEMS adapter motherboard

Introduction to the STM32MP1 Microprocessor Series

1:50 – 2:30
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.

Artificial Neural Network Mapping Made Simple with the STM32Cube.AI

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.

Enhancing the User Experience with TouchGFX Advanced Graphics on the STM32

3:45 – 4:25
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.

Sensing at the Speed of Light: Introduction to ST’s Time of Flight Technology

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

ST has developed and patented its own technology, called FlightSense™, which uses the Time-of-Flight (ToF) principle to offer a new generation of high-accuracy proximity sensors. In this session you will learn how ST’s Time-of-Flight sensor works, how to integrate it into your design and understand key performance indicators. You will also receive an overview of the Evaluation Kit and supporting GUI.

Session 3 Abstracts

Rapid Prototyping with MEMS Sensors and Microcontrollers – Introduction to the ST AlgoBuilder (hands-on training)

9:00 – 12:00
Presenter: STMicroelectronics Team

ST’s AlgoBuilder is a complete development environment enabling quick prototyping of solutions that can be built using MEMS sensors, microcontrollers and software building blocks such as algorithm libraries with the user’s own logic.

AlgoBuilder uses a simple graphical design approach (drag-and-drop, connect, set properties) for quick prototyping of applications for MEMS sensors and STM32 MCUs. A wide range of function blocks are available in libraries, including motion sensor algorithms such as sensor fusion, activity recognition, and more. Function blocks can be also created by the user.

C code is generated from the graphical design and combined with binary libraries and FW templates for the selected STM32 microcontroller. The output of the application is a fully functional FW project which can be compiled and immediately used with one of the NUCLEO boards to test its functionality. The Unicleo-GUI can be used to visualize, store, and play back sensor data and display outputs from running firmware generated by AlgoBuilder.

The Workshop will walk you through some different examples of prototypes using the AlgoBuilder platform and ST’s development boards. All participants will receive free STM32L4 Nucleo + X-NUCLEO-IKS01A2 eval boards.

This is a working session. All participants must have a PC running Windows 7 or later with administrator privileges.


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

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: Daniel Merino, 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, and 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.

Simplifying Integration of Sensor Data Using the NFC Enabled Multi-Sensors Node, STEVAL-SMARTAG1 (hands-on training)

1:50 – 4:45
Presenter: John Tran, STMicroelectronics

Learn how to simplify the integration of environmental and inertial sensors, NFC dynamic tag connectivity, and a low-power microcontroller into your next IoT design using the new STEVAL-SMARTAG1 development kit.

The STEVAL-SMARTAG1 is a sensor node that can sense temperature, humidity, pressure, motion and transmit the data when triggered by an NFC reader. It can be scaled down based on final application requirements. The platform can accelerate the design of applications such as supply chain/cold chain monitoring for perishable and valuable goods, asset tracking, healthcare, smart apparel and smart packaging, and smart agriculture, among others.

During this session, you will use the STEVAL-SMARTAG1 development kit and the GUI for the ST25R3911B (NFC High Performance Reader/Writer) to configure sensors without a debugger, and without writing code in order to achieve fast prototyping, reduce time-to-market in a small plug-and-play system solution. The workshop will walk you through using the development kit and platform with available HW, SW, GUI and algorithms.

All participants will receive the free STEVAL-SMARTAG1 and ST25R3911B-Discovery development kits and related SW. You must stay for the training session to receive a board.

This is a working session. All participants must have a PC running Windows 8 or later with administrative privileges.


Session 4 Abstracts

Simplifying Embedded Microcontroller Design using the STM32G0 and STM32CubeMX 5.0 (hands-on training)

9:00 – 12:00
Presenter: STMicroelectronics Team

Introducing the STM32G0, an efficient, robust and simple microcontroller with advanced peripherals in low-pin-count packages. This new Arm® Cortex®-M0+ series has simplified power connection, superior EMS protection, and class-leading hardware-based security. We will also show how the STM32CubeMX 5.0 state-of-the-art code generation tool will simplify and accelerate the STM32G0 design experience.

You will learn:

  • The key features and peripherals embedded in the STM32G0
  • How to get started with the STM32CubeMX 5.0 graphical software configuration and code generation tool
  • How to use the free to use Keil MDK for STM32G0 and STM32CubeMX 5.0 to start embedded microcontroller designs with the STM32G0

This is a working session. Please bring your laptop with at least one type A USB port running Windows 7 or later, or a MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion, etc.), with a minimum 2 GHz processor, 4 Gigabytes of RAM, and 7 Gigabytes of free disk space. Note that Administrator rights are needed for software and driver installation. ST will provide the required eval board and the companion software.


STM32WB Wireless MCUs

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: Joe Tijerina, STMicroelectronics

Connecting your home, smartwatch, fitness gadget, medical device, even your cordless drill to your smart phone is becoming commonplace. Bluetooth low energy is becoming ever more pervasive across new devices and applications.

High-performance Bluetooth low energy applications require a solution that meets challenging requirements. The multi-core architecture of the STM32WB brings the same ARM Cortex-M4F core with large internal Flash and SRAM memories and the same flexible low power modes as our immensely popular STM32L4 series. What’s more, you will also gain a second ARM Cortex-M0 core to manage the onboard 802.15.4 radio.

The STM32WB offers the capability to run Bluetooth low energy, Thread, Zigbee or your own 802.15.4-based protocol stack, and run them concurrently! This will allow you to run a Zigbee-based mesh network of smart lights and still maintain a Bluetooth low energy based smartphone connection using the same device!

This session covers a variety of wireless connectivity applications and wireless protocols available in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Other topics include security, multi-role applications, over-the-air firmware upgrade, benefits of multi-core and more!

Overview of BlueNRG-Mesh SDK for the ST Bluetooth low energy SOCs

1:50 – 2:30
Presenter: Hary Radakichenane and Salvo Bonina, 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, and 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.

Simplify the Integration of Sensors and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Connectivity using the BlueNRG-Tile Eval Kit (hands-on training)

2:40 – 5:15
Presenter: Rafaelle Riva, STMicroelectronics

This hands-on workshop will show how to simplify the integration of sensors and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity into your next IoT design using the BlueNRG-2 low power Bluetooth low energy (BLE) system-on-chip from ST.

The workshop will focus on the BLE protocol and how to develop an embedded application running on BlueNRG-2 system-on-chip. Participants will learn how to develop a sensor-to-cloud IoT application: acquire sensor data on the BlueNRG-2 evaluation board, transmit it over the BLE link to the ST “Ble sensor” mobile application for iOS and Android, and finally post it to a cloud platform.

This a working session. Please bring your laptop running Windows 7 or later, or MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion). Note that Administrator rights are needed for software and driver installation. ST will provide the required eval board and the companion software