Mouser Electronics & STMicroelectronics explore wireless connectivity

Mouser Electronics announces a new eBook in collaboration with STMicroelectronics, offering an in-depth look at wireless connectivity.

The plethora of new and pre-existing connected Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, gateways, and sensors require that wireless technology be dependable and compatible with many wireless protocols. This need will only grow as more technologies, such as connected vehicles, medical and wearable devices, and wireless charging fully mature. In Beyond the Wires: Exploring Bluetooth and LoRaWAN Connectivity, experts from STMicroelectronics discuss the evolution of the Bluetooth Low Energy and LoRaWAN wireless standards and their benefits.

The eBook offers many use cases, from remote sensor networks to smart cities and homes, from agriculture to public entertainment. Special requirements for security, private networks, long-range and more are also discussed. The eBook also highlights relevant products from STMicroelectronics, including the company’s RF system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, modules and development tools.

The STM32WBA5 multiprotocol wireless radio microcontroller (MCU), available from Mouser, features a powerful Arm Cortex-M33 core and is certified for the Bluetooth Low Energy 5.4 protocol, Zigbee R23 and OpenThread 1.3. The STM32WBA5 offers an ultra-low-power platform and inherited digital/analogue peripherals, suitable for many applications, from industrial to smart home and consumer markets.

The STM32WLE5 wireless long-range microcontroller embeds a powerful and ultra-low-power LPWAN radio solution consisting of LoRa, (G)FSK, (G)MSK, and BPSK. The Arm core of this MCU implements a full set of DSP instructions and an independent memory protection unit (MPU) that enhances application security.

The NUCLEO-WBA55CG Nucleo-64 board eases prototyping applications with the STM32WBA5 wireless microcontroller. Arduino Uno V3 connectivity support and ST morpho headers allow functionality expansion with a wide choice of specialised shields.

The STEVAL-ASTRA1B evaluation board includes LoRa, Bluetooth LE, and NFC, as well as a GNSS positioning module and MEMS sensors (including temperature and pressure sensors, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope), making it a complete proof-of-concept for asset tracking and monitoring.

The STEVAL-PROTEUS1 evaluation board includes Bluetooth LE, MEMS sensors and secure elements to target Industry 4.0 applications with condition-based maintenance and predictive maintenance, including the capability of anomaly detection thanks to AI capability.

The STM32WBA55G-DK1 Discovery kit is a complete demonstration and development platform for the STM32WBA55CGU7 MCU, enabling a wide diversity of applications by exploiting low-power communication, the Bluetooth SIG isochronous channel feature related to audio capability for Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, Matter as Border Router, and Zigbee.

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