X-CUBE-TOUCHGFX

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TouchGFX advanced and free of charge graphical framework optimized for STM32 microcontrollers

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Key Benefits

TouchGFX for STM32 MPUs

Leverage the new software add-on in TouchGX to implement GUIs on STM32 MPUs. Learn more here.

Now in TouchGFX 4.24

New QR code generator widget and more image compression formats to enhance your UI. Read more here

Support for scalable vector graphics (SVG)

Draw, resize, color and save memory thanks to new SVG widget now available. 

Description

TouchGFX is an advanced, free-of-charge GUI optimized for STM32 microcontrollers. Taking advantage of the STM32 graphical hardware acceleration, architecture, and ecosystem, TouchGFX accelerates the HMI-of-Things revolution through the creation of stunning smartphone user interfaces on embedded devices ranging from simple low-color UI applications up to high-resolution and high-color UI applications.

TouchGFX is optimized for STM32 microcontrollers, needing only a limited amount of memory for running smooth GUIs.

The TouchGFX solution is distributed as an STM32Cube Expansion Package (X-CUBE-TOUCHGFX), which includes all TouchGFX software to help users develop their UI applications. TouchGFX interoperability within the STM32 ecosystem provides users with an easier and faster development process.

  • All features

    • Smartphone animations
      • TouchGFX (available as X-CUBE-TOUCHGFX Expansion Package) enables smartphone animations such as swipe, scroll, 3D effects, video playback, and others
      • Supports transparency, alpha blending, antialiased fonts, and kerning
      • Instant interaction from touch-panel display or hard-keys at the user's choice
    • Easy programing
      • TouchGFX Designer offers drag-and-drop programming with automatic code generation
      • More than 30 widgets (such as swipe container, animated image, shapes, clock, scroll list, and others)
      • Custom triggers and actions
      • Easy addition of an own C++ developer code for the creation of any unique UI application
      • Support of a variety of IDEs such as IAR Systems® IAR Embedded Workbench®, Arm® Keil® MDK-ARM, and GCC-based IDEs such as STM32CubeIDE
      • Easy interfacing with any C code using the Model-View-Presenter pattern
    • Minimum CPU load and footprints
      • Taking full benefit of STM32 graphic hardware accelerators
      • Optimized library footprints requiring from 20 Kbytes of flash memory and 10 Kbytes of RAM
      • Partial frame buffering minimizing graphic buffer sizes and enabling graphic UI support from lowest-cost STM32 options
      • Running with RTOS or on bare metal, supporting the STM32 microcontrollers based on the Arm® Cortex®-M0+, M3, M4, M33, and M7 processors
    • Fast start of UI development
      • STM32 display kits are fully supported (one click) in TouchGFX Designer
      • TouchGFX Generator helps users start on their own STM32 hardware
      • Reference demo examples demonstrate achievable UI performance
    • Part of STM32 ecosystem
      • TouchGFX Engine compiled library running on any STM32 microcontroller
      • Smooth interoperability with STM32Cube MCU Packages, STM32CubeMX, and STM32CubeIDE
      • TouchGFX project examples using STM32CubeMX, STM32CubeIDE, and STM32Cube MCU Packages
    • Support and documentation
      • TouchGFX knowledge base for technical literature
      • Active TouchGFX community for online support and graphical discussions
      • Videos and webinars addressing embedded graphic topics

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