The STM32 Open Development Ecosystem
The STM32 Open Development Environment (STM32ODE) is an open, flexible, easy and affordable way to develop innovative devices and applications based on the STM32 32-bit microcontroller family combined with other state-of-the-art ST components connected via expansion boards. It enables fast prototyping with leading-edge components that can quickly be transformed into final designs.
The STM32 ODE includes the following five elements:
o STM32 Nucleo development boards. A comprehensive range of affordable development boards for all STM32 microcontroller series, with unlimited unified expansion capability, and with integrated debugger/programmer
o STM32 Nucleo expansion boards (X-Nucleo). Boards with additional functionality to add sensing, control, connectivity, power, audio or other functions as needed. The expansion boards are plugged on top of the STM32 Nucleo development boards. More complex functionalities can be achieved by stacking additional expansion boards
o STM32Cube software. A set of free-of-charge tools and embedded software bricks to enable fast and easy development on the STM32, including a Hardware Abstraction Layer, middleware and the STM32CubeMX PC-based configurator and code generator
o STM32Cube expansion software. Expansion software provided free of charge for use with STM32 Nucleo expansion boards, and compatible with the STM32Cube software framework
o STM32 ODE Function Packs. Set of function examples for some of the most common application cases built by leveraging the modularity and interoperability of STM32 Nucleo development boards and expansions, with STM32Cube software and expansions.
The combination of a broad range of expandable boards based on leading-edge commercial products and modular software, from driver to application level, enables fast prototyping of ideas that can be smoothly transformed into final designs.
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Alessandro Capra received his master’s degree with honors in Electronic Engineering, specializing in Information Technology, from the University of Palermo in 1998. He joined the System Research and Applications unit for STMicroelectronics the following year. His initial activities were associated with the Computer Vision Research Roadmap to research innovative architectures and algorithms for video analytics, Digital Still Camera and Mobile Imaging applications, and became Computer Vision Catania Lab Manager for a team developing next generation Computer Vision algorithms and systems. In 2019, he became Technical Marketing Manager involved in marketing of the STM32 Ode Development Environment. He is author of many patents and published papers in the abovementioned R&D domains, and is a reviewer for scientific magazines and conferences such as ICIP and EI.