ST uses KNX stack from German firm for smart homes
STMicroelectronics has partnered with German firm Tapko Technologies to offer a KNX communication stack for STM8 and STM32 microcontrollers, for use in smart-building systems for automatic lighting, heating and other environmental controls.
“With ST’s large families of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers now readily available to the KNX community, we expect to see even more widespread deployment within Europe and worldwide of smart-building systems that help reduce the energy usage and environmental impact of homes, offices and factories everywhere,” said Petar Tomić, CEO of Tapko Technologies.
ST’s 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers and 32-bit STM32 ARM Cortex-M devices include an LCD controller, motor-control timers, power-on reset, real-time clock, memory-protection unit and anti-tamper protection.
The STM32F2 series provides support for KNX tunneling over IP allowing secure communication with smart-building systems via the Internet.