Product Review – STM8S- Discovery by ST Microelectronics

ST Microelectronics has launched variety of low cost Discovery boards to evaluate stm series of 8 bit and 32 bit Microcontrollers. On the same lines stm8s-discovery board halps you to discover the features of stm8s series of microcontrollers by ST Micro. Using this ~$8 board you can learn various features of associated microcontrollers, develop your own 8 bit control applications.

Even though the STM8S-DISCOVERY is built around an STM8S105C6T6, it allows evaluation of the main features of all the STM8S Access line MCUs. It includes an embedded debugger ST-Link, and a touch sensing button.

The STM8S-DISCOVERY simply plugs into a PC through a standard USB cable. Numerous applications are available from the STM8S-DISCOVERY web page at http://st.com/stm8s-discovery.

Product Packaging

The stm8s-discovery comes into a beautiful blister package with getting started instructions printed on the backside of information leaflet. The tile of the leaflet says “Everything to discover the STM8S”.

STM8S-Discovery in Blister Pack DSC08443

 Features

  1. Embedded ST-Link for STM8S.
  2. USB Interface for debugging and programming.
  3. Capacitive Touch button to play with.
  4. STM8S105C6T6 microcontroller, 32 KB Flash, 2KB RAM, 1KB EEPROM
  5. Powered over USB, via a USB B type female connector.
  6. Selectable power supply option of 5V or 3V3.
  7. USER Led
  8. Extension header to all Input /Output lines.
  9. Prototyping area for user’s own applications.
  10. 16 pin SOIC to DIP provision in prototyping area.
  11. SWIM debug support.

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