Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Connected-Sensor Design With User-Friendly Workspace

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Enables rapid design of smart devices that leverage the latest Bluetooth technology, thanks to an extensive list of ready-to-build examples


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WiSE Studio, a free-of-charge Integrated Development Environment (IDE) by STMicroelectronics and a part of the BlueNRG system-on-chip (SoC) product family enables rapid design of smart, connected devices that leverage the latest Bluetooth technology.

A user-friendly and customisable development environment with an extensive list of ready-to-build examples allows the new IDE to help both expert and inexperienced users jump-start their projects. The WiSE Studio benefits the learning, exploring and building of applications and prototypes for the developers so that they can take advantage of the powerful Bluetooth LE 5.2 features available in devices such as ST’s BlueNRG-LP SoC. The chip includes 2Mbps on-air for faster data transfer, long-range communication, multiple concurrent connections, mesh networking, all with extremely low dynamic energy consumption, down to 18µA/MHz, for longer battery life.

WiSE Studio also allows seamless integration of ST BlueNRG SDK packages. The complete working environment can be installed in just a few clicks, free of charge. In seconds it offers a comprehensive workspace complemented with all the required drivers, libraries and advanced sample code to build IoT nodes and create solutions for industrial, smart-home, wearable, and gaming applications. The workspace supports BlueNRG evaluation kits, including onboard ST’s 6-axis inertial module (LSM6DSOX) with machine-learning core, finite state machine, and advanced digital functions or the pressure sensor (LPS22HB) or digital microphone (MP34DT05-A).

Examples and snippets included in the workspace help users easily start projects such as beaconing, multiple connections, long-range communication, connected sensors, serial port emulation over-the-air, HID, security features, remote control and Firmware-Over-The-Air Update (FOTA). Extensive documentation and quick-start guides help newcomers begin designing professional IoT solutions or quickly evaluate new ideas.

WiSE Studio is targeted at developers of wireless solutions involved in developing IoT applications that use Bluetooth LE connectivity for data transfer, such as from a machine-learning enabled MEMS sensor, for networking multiple sensor devices in a smart building or home-automation system or for location services, including asset tracking applications. Different network topologies can be chosen, either gateway-centred to exploit the multiple concurrent connection capabilities of BlueNRG-LP or scalable across any distance and number of nodes with the readily supported BlueNRG-Mesh for quickly creating mesh-like connected sensors and building-automation nodes.

Based on Eclipse, an open-source C/C++ development environment, WiSE Studio provides a complete graphical, user-friendly workspace powered by the GNU Arm Toolchain that comprises the GCC compiler and GDB/OpenOCD programmer and debugger. The IDE is scalable, with extra Eclipse plug-ins. Plug-in software can be found online or installed directly from within the WiSE Studio environment.

WiSE Studio is ready to download along with the complementary BlueNRG SDK from the company website.


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