Mumbai, May 16, 2012 – STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced new technology that gives a new look and feel to computerized white goods, office equipment and industrial controls. Computerized devices could soon present users with rich graphical features such as animations and widgets, as seen in smartphones, thanks to this new technology.
“Today we are announcing breakthrough professional Java tools ideally suited for embedded designers to create new generations of products offering unprecedented familiarity and ease of use,” explained Dominique Jugnon, Microcontroller Development Tools Manager, STMicroelectronics.
ST has worked with its partner IS2T® an innovative Java tools specialist, to create ready-to-use Java development kits for its STM32 microcontrollers. The STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit combines an evaluation version of IS2T’s MicroEJ® Software Development Kit (SDK) and the STM32F2 series microcontroller evaluation board providing everything engineers need to start their projects.
The MicroEJ Software Development Kit can be regarded as the world’s first professional-quality tool-set enabling embedded system designers to leverage Java Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). MicroEJ provides extended features to create, simulate, test and deploy Java applications in embedded systems. Support for Graphical User Interface (GUI) development includes a widget library, design tools including storyboarding, and tools for customizing fonts.
STM32: the ideal microcontroller for embedded Java applications
The ARM® Cortex™-M core processor technology of ST’s STM32 microcontroller is capable of supporting rich human-machine interfaces in miniature, low-cost, power-sensitive applications, making STM32 the ideal platform for Java to enter the embedded world. The tools announced today support Java development on STM32F2 devices, which use the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, and STM32F4 devices featuring the Cortex-M4. Cortex-M4 adds DSP extensions and a floating-point unit. The advanced Cortex architecture delivers a combination of high processing performance, low power and cost-effectiveness.