STMicroelectronics announced the STHV748, which is a highly integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller. The STHV748 includes four independent channels, each of which generates precisely controlled high-voltage pulses to drive piezoelectric crystals or other transducers. The device is housed in a lead-free QFN64 9.0 x 9.0 x 1.0mm package. The STHV748 is available now at $11.95 in quantities of 10,000. The device is ideal for ultrasound imaging systems in a small form factor.
STMicroelectronics announced their STM32TS60 multi-touch resistive touchscreen controller chip. The STM32TS60 is the first member of ST’s new STMTouch family and provides a very low power, highly reliable alternative to capacitive touch screen solutions. STMTouch is a versatile platform for next-generation consumer devices. The STM32TS60 is housed in a 7 x 7mm 144-pin UFBGA package, and is now sampling to lead customers. Volume production is expected for Q2 2010.
STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLH digital compass module. The LSM303DLH geomagnetic module combines magnetic-field and linear-acceleration sensing with an I²C digital interface in a single package. The LSM303DLH module features high accuracy, small form factor, and low power consumption at a competitive cost. The ST LSM303DLH digital compass is ideal for enhanced electronic compassing in portable consumer applications (such as direction finding, map/display orientation, location-based services and pedestrian dead reckoning).
The STA370BWS SoundTerminal chip, from STMicroelectronics, features ST’s Full Flexible Amplifier (FFX) technology. The STA370BWS offers high-quality stereo audio at 10W and above, in various consumer applications, including the latest ultra-thin LED-backlit Flat TVs. The STA370BWS SoundTerminal chip is the first in a new generation of ST’s SoundTerminal portfolio. The portfolio currently includes the STA333BW, STA335BW, STA339BW, STA339BWS, and STA369BWS. The STA370BWS has a resale price of $2.50 for 10,000-piece orders. It is now sampling to lead customers.
STMicroelectronics introduced the FLI7510 full high-definition (FHD) H.264/MPEG System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for the worldwide flat-panel digital TV (DTV) market. The FLI7510 is the first member of the new family (codenamed ‘Freeman’) of performance- and software-scalable SoCs, addressing mainstream and high-end segments of the DTV market. The FLI7510 is designed to meet the increasingly stringent system-energy consumption standards for ‘green’ consumer electronics equipment. The FLI7510 SoC is now sampling to qualified customers.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) introduced the STDP6000 series of single-chip controller ICs. The STDP6000 features advanced 12-bit color-processing capabilities, enhanced color fidelity, DisplayPort connectivity, and ultra-low power consumption when the monitor is in standby mode. In addition, OEMs and end users can easily upgrade their monitor software without factory recall or on-site technical support via ST’s Smart ISP (In-System Programming) technology. The STDP6000 is available in volume production in a 128-pin TQFP package.
STMicroelectronics announced the SRi2K 2-Kbit IC that enables contactless tickets to manage access to multiple services. The SRi2K is certified for one million erase/rewrite cycles and 40-year data retention. Mass production is scheduled for this month. The SRi2K chip is offered as bare die for embedding directly in smart tickets or in unsingulated wafer form. The ICs are priced at $0.15 each for 100,000 units and above.
STMicroelectronics introduced the ST32-M low-power processor chip. The ST32-M is ideal for managing SIM data for machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications. ST32-M devices will sample this quareter. Mass production in the DFN8 6 x 5mm package is expected to begin in Q1 2010. The ST32-M family complements the ST32 range (targeting classical Java SIM card ICs) and the ST33 family (for the highly secure SIM card market). The extended Flash cycling capabilities of the ST32-M family, when combined with application-specific software development, will allow Mobile Network Operators to achieve multi-million data cycles in harsh environments.
STMicroelectronics introduced the STM6502, STM6503, STM6504, and STM6505 smart-reset chips. The STM65xx family of smart-reset Integrated Circuits (IC) enables the system to be restarted safely without removing the battery or finding a tool to push the reset button, usually hidden behind a hole in the casing. ST’s smart reset solution simplifies design, reduces part count, and saves on overall system cost while improving the industrial design. The STM65xx is in mass production now and is priced at $0.53 for 10,000 units.
STMicroelectronics introduced microcontrollers that feature embedded Flash at 90nm process technology. ST leveraged existing investment in 90nm embedded Flash technology for its secure and automotive microcontrollers to realize performance and cost advantages for its STM32 MCUs using the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core. A limited number of customers will receive samples in the fourth quarter of 2009. Full production availability is expected in 2010.