Wireless microcontroller module boosts IoT design productivity

January 05, 2021 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Wireless microcontroller module boosts IoT design productivity
Microcontroller module offloads complete RF design for faster time to market and ensures optimized wireless performance, low power, compact footprint.

A miniature, ready-to-use STM32 wireless microcontroller (MCU) module from STMicroelectronics provides path to accelerate the market introduction of new Bluetooth® LE and 802.15.4 based IoT devices.

The 7- x 11.3-mm STM32WB5MMG module lets product teams build connected devices without needing wireless-design skills. Made to enable low-cost PCB technology requiring a minimal number of layers, it integrates everything up to the antenna. Users can also leverage the tools, design wizards, radio stacks, and turnkey software libraries of ST’s STM32Cube MCU development ecosystem, available free of charge, to complete the project quickly and efficiently.

“Our first STM32-based wireless module simplifies technical challenges and extends opportunities for smart connected devices,” said Ricardo de Sa Earp, Group Vice President, Microcontroller Division General Manager, STMicroelectronics. “A complete ready-to-use subsystem in a single package, the STM32WB5MMG assures excellent radio performance out of the box and comes as a certified solution according to Bluetooth, Zigbee®, and OpenThread specifications.”

In addition, the module supports ST’s novel concurrent dual-protocol mode that lets any protocol based on IEEE 802.15.4 radio technology, including Zigbee 3.0 and OpenThread, connect the user directly to any Bluetooth Low Energy device.

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