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Livestock is a primary source of protein and nutrition for consumers and its demand increases every year globally. To increase its efficiency and production, the meat industry aims to maintain location and activity data for every animal in the field. Positioning and tracking applications rely on a core microcontroller unit operating with MEMS motion sensors to detect animal movement or changes in their position; a dedicated GNSS-based positioning chipset; and a connectivity block for transmitting the acquired data.

ST can provide a complete solution for all kinds of animal positioning and tracking devices based on connectivity, geolocation, and motion sensors. ST’s wide portfolio of STM32 microcontrollers based on low-power Cortex-M0 cores, or its ultra-low-power version (M0+), represents the best choice to satisfy challenging performance and power consumption requirements. As geolocation consumes lots of power, the use of ST’s low-power accelerometers to detect when an animal is stationary so the power can be switched off is an important strategy.

Additionally, low-power RF communication is key for this application. ST’s product portfolio offers a choice of connectivity solutions that are well suited for any need: NFC EEPROM for data logging, animal identification and health history; Bluetooth low energy for seamless connectivity with smart phones for parameter analysis, data collection and parameter setting; and sub-GHz technologies for long-range communication.

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Technical Documentation

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN5085
      Cycling endurance and data retention of EEPROMs in ST25DVxxx products based on CMOS F8H process
      2.0
      306.83 KB
      PDF
      AN4910
      Data exchange between wired (I²C) and wireless (RF ISO 15693) using fast transfer mode supported by ST25DV-I2C
      2.0
      598.03 KB
      PDF
      AN2972
      How to design an antenna for dynamic NFC tags
      9.0
      1.59 MB
      PDF
      AN5038
      LIS2DW12: always-on 3D accelerometer
      3.0
      1.18 MB
      PDF
      AN4911
      NDEF management with ST25DVxxx and ST25TVxxx products
      4.0
      460.67 KB
      PDF
      AN5085

      Cycling endurance and data retention of EEPROMs in ST25DVxxx products based on CMOS F8H process

      AN4910

      Data exchange between wired (I²C) and wireless (RF ISO 15693) using fast transfer mode supported by ST25DV-I2C

      AN2972

      How to design an antenna for dynamic NFC tags

      AN5038

      LIS2DW12: always-on 3D accelerometer

      AN4911

      NDEF management with ST25DVxxx and ST25TVxxx products

    • Description Version Size Action
      TN0018
      Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package
      6.0
      214.31 KB
      PDF
      TN0018

      Surface mounting guidelines for MEMS sensors in an LGA package

    • Description Version Size Action
      DT0053
      6-point tumble sensor calibration
      1.0
      464.9 KB
      PDF
      DT0053

      6-point tumble sensor calibration

Presentations & Training Material

    • Description Version Size Action
      Discover the STM32 with a free 32-bit Cortex-M0/0+ MCU Professional Developer’s Package: Webinar Presentation 1.0
      4.28 MB
      PDF
      ST25TV NFC tags Product Presentation 1.0
      1.6 MB
      PDF
      STM32 Development Boards Portfolio 1.2
      2.98 MB
      PDF
      STM32 and STM8 embedded software solutions 7.0
      3.12 MB
      PDF

      Discover the STM32 with a free 32-bit Cortex-M0/0+ MCU Professional Developer’s Package: Webinar Presentation

      ST25TV NFC tags Product Presentation

      STM32 Development Boards Portfolio

      STM32 and STM8 embedded software solutions

Publications and Collaterals

    • Description Version Size Action
      ST25DV-I2C series - Dynamic NFC/RFID tags 1.0
      1.47 MB
      PDF

      ST25DV-I2C series - Dynamic NFC/RFID tags

    • Description Version Size Action
      NFC solutions from ST 1.0
      3.53 MB
      PDF
      STM32L0 Series - Ultra-low-power MCUs - Tailored to your needs 17.03
      1.95 MB
      PDF

      NFC solutions from ST

      STM32L0 Series - Ultra-low-power MCUs - Tailored to your needs

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