Join ST and our Partners for the Technology Tour on September 24, 2019

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5


Track 1 Abstracts

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

9:00 – 9:40
Presenter: Dan 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, 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.

Secure Bluetooth Pairing Made Easy with NFC

9:50 – 10:30
Presenter: : Dan Merino, 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.

Microsoft Azure IoT & the Intelligent Edge

10:45 – 11:25
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.

Predictive Maintenance: Use of Advanced Sensors in Smart Industry Applications

11:35 – 12:15
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.

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 module 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.

LPWAN (LTE & LoRa) IoT Solutions

1:50 – 2:30
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

2:40 – 3:20
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.

Introduction to the Avnet LTE-M modem, developed in partnership with Telus and Microsoft

3:45 – 5:15
Presenter: Trevor Cain, Avnet

Avnet will demonstrate two ST based, Avnet designed products during this session. These platforms, along with Avnet Intelligent Software Solutions, can be used to create solutions for a number of different applications including Smart Facilities, Smart Workers, Predictive Maintenance, Asset tracking and monitoring, Health Care, Machine learning and Smart Warehousing.

Avnet’s LTE-M starter kit, developed in partnership with Telus, Microsoft and ST, serves as an out of the box example, of how to utilize the strengths of partners, to engage, develop, demonstrate and deploy a robust, versatile and cost effective IoT Platform as a Service (PaaS). We will review the various components, boards, and O/S, as well as demonstrate Avnet’s LTE-M starter kit for IoT applications.

The Avnet Smart Edge Agile Metasensor utilizes a custom ST processor performing AI at the edge for predictive maintenance, anomaly detection and motion recognition for IoT applications. The product includes a sensor array tile from ST including angular velocity (gyroscope), acceleration, MEM’s microphone, temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, time of flight, and a magnetometer. We will review how to build simple to complex AI models, within the Brainium development environment, create custom visualization dashboards and produce actionable insights.

Track 2 Abstracts

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

9:00 – 9:40
Presenter: Francesco Doddo & 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, 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.

Artificial Neural Network Mapping Made Simple with the STM32Cube.AI

9:50 – 10:30
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

10:40 – 11:25
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.

Introduction to the STM32MP1 Microprocessor Series

11:35 – 12:15
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.

Applications Enabled by ST’s Time-Of-Flight Technology

1:00 – 1:40
Presenter: John Kvam, STMicroelectronics

Based on a simple concept, ST FlightSense™ technology enables a large variety of applications. This session will present several different applications enabled by ST technology.

Ultrasound Pulsers for Non-Destructive Testing and Medical Imaging Applications

1:50 – 2:30
Presenter: Steffan 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: Greg 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.

Wireless Charging in Consumer Applications

3:45 – 4:25
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 and Receiver applications, 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.


4:30 – 5:10
Presenter: Paolo Battezzato, STMicroelectronics

The 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

A Breakthrough Innovation in MEMS Sensors: Introducing LSM6DSOX, iNEMO 6DoF Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), with Machine Learning Core

9:00 – 9:40
Presenter: Simon Callewaert, STMicroelectronics

Machine Learning Core is a unique, revolutionary approach ST IMUs are offering. Decision trees are predictive models built from training data, and can be configured and tuned based on data logs collected by developers and users, enabling classification algorithms running at sensor level by reducing MCU or AP power consumption. This innovative pattern classification approach of events will enable a new wave of consumer, industrial and IoT applications by reducing computation requirements and offering the capability to generate metadata at intelligent node level directly at extremely low power consumption, with the added benefit of reducing the amount of data to be transmitted to the cloud.

Simplifying Motion MEMS and Environmental Sensors Design Using the STM32CubeMX and the X-CUBE-MEMS1 Software Pack (Hands-On Workshop)

9:50 – 12:30
Presenter: STMicroelectronics team

Looking to add motion and environmental sensors to your next product? This workshop will show you how to use an X-Nucleo IKS01A3 Sensor Board with an STM32L4 Nucleo Board and the X-CUBE-MEMS1 software pack for STM32CubeMX to get started on a new sensor project. The X-Nucleo IKS01A3 Sensor Board features ST newest sensors including LSM6DSO - IMU, LIS2DW12 - Accelerometer, LPS22HH - Pressure Sensor for lower power and improved accuracy and STTS751 – Digital Temperature sensor for on-board temperature calibration in the final application. The Workshop will show how the STM32CubeMX can be used to set up the sensors, log sensor data, optimize sensor configurations and leverage embedded smart sensor functions. Join us and learn how the ST32CubeMX ecosystem can simplify your next sensor design.

This a working session. 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 – 2:45
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

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

9:00 – 10:15
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.

Simplifying Integration of Sensors Data, Using the NFC Enabled Multi-Sensors Node, STEVAL-SMARTAG1 (Hands-on Workshop)

10:45 – 12:30
Presenters: Dan Merino, 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 a 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.


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 a Type C 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. You must stay for the training session to receive the free kit.





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