STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader specialising in electronics applications, and Arduino, one of the world’s leading open-source ecosystems for Education, Maker, and IoT markets, have announced their collaboration on a new program. The first product of the STAR (ST and Arduino) program, the STM32F469-based STAR Otto baseboard will enable IoT developers to build high-performance graphics into their smart devices using accessible hardware and software to improve their applications with easy-to-use touch displays and audio for command and control, as well as media-streaming use cases.
The product features a 32-bit MCU, which includes ST’s Chrom-ART graphics accelerator and MIPI DSI display interface along with an open-source software graphics library. Moreover, it provides pre-integrated wireless link and audio capabilities, enabled by an ST MEMS microphone together with the necessary open-source drivers. This approach allows makers to focus on their value-add and simplifies integration while enabling a broad range of Smart Home and Smart Industry applications.