KNX home automation with STM8 and STM32 by TAPKO Technologies GmbH
KAIstack together with EnergyLite™ for STM8 and STM32 and ST´s high performance KNX TP interface KITT
Embedded system designs that employ KAIstack and the EnergyLite™ ultra-low-power platform for 8-bit (STM8L) and 32-bit (STM32) MCUs together with the analogue KNX TP frontend KITT from STMicroelectronics gain access to the powerful, yet easy-to-use KNX technology platform KAI for KNX enabled bus devices.
The KNX communication stack KAIstack is the main software component of KAI (KNX Advanced Interface) and offers all the functionality needed for KNX devices. KAIstack is KNX certified in a lot of different configurations, is fully ETS compatible and contains all elements required by the KNX standard. With its modular design the KAIstack basic structure is comparable to a unit construction system and can be assembled according to every customer´s individual requests. Due to its flexibility KAIstack is principally able to support all KNX configuration modes just as all KNX device models and can be customized to different hardware platforms. A configuration change of KAIstack hardly influences the application. So, during an application development process the opportunity to change the configuration of the stack sometimes relieves the burden of early decisions.
The KNX application development platform EnergyLite™ for ultra-low-power devices combines high computing performance with energy saving. The EnergyLite™ architecture provides functions like POR, BOE+PDV, IWDG, RTC, LSE with automatic clock gating, off for flash and fast start-up to decrease power consumption. An operating voltage of 1,8V is sufficient. Additional security and safety functions like on-chip memory protection, CRC32, dual watchdog, anti-tamper and others enrich the field of usage.
TAPKO`s modular KAI for flexible KNX Communication Development
The TAPKO KNX Advanced Interface KAI (KNX Advanced Interface) is the world´s most advanced hardware and software platform for KNX devices. It results from the TAPKO team's 25+ years of experience in implementing KNX communication systems. KAIstack has been the central element of every KNX development project since the early days of TAPKO. The long-term experience in KNX product and system development has contributed to the permanent enhancement of KAIstack.
Free KAIstack Demo Version for STM32
To verify the functionality of KAIstack for STM32 TAPKO provides a downloadable free full functional demo version at TAPKO´s website KAIstack for STMicroelectronics. The demo version contains the TAPKO KNX stack for one device model and all software components necessary to connect to the KNX bus. For demonstration purpose various standard applications are provided. With the complete hardware documentation available you are able to test KAIstack on TAPKO´s KAIstack EVAL boards as well as on your own hardware.
- Direct support for STMicroelectronics KNX TP frontend KITT
- KNX certified
- Application remains unchanged while adapting KAIstack to different media and configuration modes
- Rapid product prototyping with support of different media
- Support of STM8L and STM32
- Easy customization to different hardware platforms
- Evaluation board KAIstack EVAL is supplied with STM8L or STM32
- Full functional evaluation software free of charge
Evaluation Version: Yes
License type: License