A so called ‘Value Line’ with ARM Cortex-M0 is being offered by St microelectronics.

The company advises its STM32F030 microcontrollers are ideal for lower-budget projects while offering access to a full portfolio of hardware- and software-compatible 32-bit microcontrollers which are ideally suited for performance improvements and product extensions.

This range is based on the ARM Cortex-M0 core running at 48MHz.

“This new product line makes the benefits of 32-bit development more accessible to entry-level applications than ever before,” said Michel Buffa, General Manager Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics.

“Engineers can work efficiently at a high level of abstraction and simplify their software by leveraging the enhanced hardware features. Access to the ARM developer community and ecosystem provide further incentives to move from the 8-bit world to the STM32 Value Line.”

This line of products begins at 16KByte Flash and 4KByte RAM in a 20 pin package, and comprises a total of five parts up to 64KByte Flash, 8KByte RAM and 32, 48 or 64 pin packages. All variants feature a 12-bit 1Msample/s ADC, 1.2V internal reference, communication peripherals, temperature sensor and timers capable of supporting ADC synchronisation, dead-time management, and PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) timing for motor control.

An internal RTC and 5-channel Direct Memory Access (DMA), also features in these devices.