The STM32MP1 series of multi-core microprocessors from STMicroelectronics features high-performance computing and graphics capabilities combined with power-efficient real-time control and multiple integrated features.
The heterogeneous architecture implemented in the STM32MP1 processors combines Arm® Cortex®-A7 and Cortex®-M4 cores. This flexible architecture performs fast processing and real-time tasks on a single chip while maintaining high power efficiency. For example, by stopping Cortex-A7 execution and running only from the more efficient Cortex-M4, power can typically be reduced by 75%.
STM32MP1 processors support a wide range of external DDR SDRAM and Flash memories. The processors are backed by ST’s OpenSTLinux, a mainlined open-source Linux® operating system distribution. The distribution contains all the essential building blocks for running software on the application processor cores.
To support development with the high-performance STM32MP1 products, ST provides a broad ecosystem of software packages and support for cutting-edge open-source security initiatives.
The code available from ST for security mechanisms includes the Open Portable Trusted Execution Environment (OP-TEE) and the Trusted Firmware-A (TF-A) projects. This helps developers using the STM32MP1 series processors to address the key elements of information security in their applications: confidentiality, integrity, availability, and authentication.
ST has also introduced software expansion packages tailored for the STM32MP1 which help designers to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) in computer vision projects and to accelerate the development of predictive maintenance applications. These include X-LINUX-AI, an expansion package which contains AI frameworks and application examples for the Linux operating system to help designers to quickly begin implementing computer vision use cases with STM32 evaluation boards and Discovery kits.
To accelerate development of predictive maintenance applications, the X-LINUX-PREDMNT expansion package helps to implement edge gateway features between sensors and cloud services.
This Discovery kit includes an ST-LINK embedded debug tool, LEDs, push-buttons, one 1 Gbit/s Ethernet connector, one USB Type-C® OTG connector, four USB Type-A Host connectors, one HDMI® transceiver, one stereo headset jack with analog microphone, and one microSD™ connector. Two GPIO expansion connectors are also available for Arduino and Raspberry Pi shields.
The STM32MP157F-DK2 Discovery kit features an LCD display with a touch panel, and Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Low Energy communications capability.
Kit Part Number: STM32MP157F-EV1
The STM32MP157F-EV1, a full-featured demonstration and development platform, includes an ST-LINK embedded debug tool, LEDs, push-buttons, and one joystick. Connectivity features include 1Gbits/s Ethernet, CAN FD, one USB OTG Micro-AB connector, and four USB Host Type-A connectors. The platform also provides an LCD display with touch panel, camera, stereo headset jack with analogue microphone input, four digital microphones, one SPDIF Rx/Tx interface, smartcard, microSD™ card, and eMMC, NOR and NAND Flash memories.
To expand the functionality of the STM32MP157F-EV1 evaluation board, two GPIO expansion connectors are also available for motor control and Raspberry Pi shields.
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