– New STM32H7 series establishes bar-setting industry benchmark for ARM® Cortex®-M core performance

– Extremely high on-chip memory density and richest connectivity peripheral set, plus state-of-the-art security for connected objects


New Delhi, November 3, 2016 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, is paving the way to even more intelligent smart devices everywhere with its new record-breaking STM32H7 series of microcontrollers, which embeds the highest SRAM memory (1Mbytes), Flash memory up to 2MB, and the richest connectivity peripheral set ever seen in the STM32 platform.


Central to this leap in capability is ST’s own highly advanced 40nm chip-fabrication process combined with innovations in the product architecture, unleashing the performance of the core and enabling ultra-fast data transfers through the system while consuming less than 280uA/MHz in run mode and less than 7uA in stand-by. The first device in the new series is the STM32H743, which features the ARM® Cortex®-M7 core running at 400MHz. This MCU is the highest-performing implementation of ARM’s highest-performing Cortex-M core currently in the market. The STM32H7 microcontrollers are perfect for industrial gateways, home automation, telecom equipment and smart consumer products, as well as high-performance motor controls, domestic appliances, and small devices with rich user interfaces. Integrated state-of-the-art security features, including cryptographic accelerators and provision for secure-key storage, provide connected objects with a high level of protection against online threats both during the manufacturing and in the field; perfect for Internet of Things (IoT) appliances.


“The diversity of IoT and embedded applications demands scalable MCU solutions,” said James McNiven, general manager for CPU and media processing groups, ARM. “The advanced capabilities of the H7 series will enable developers to address the high end of the embedded market while delivering all of the efficiency and ease-of-use benefits of an ARM Cortex-M based device. With the ARM mbed™ OS technology supported on the Cortex-M7, developers can have easy access to advanced software stacks for fast development.”


Michel Buffa, General Manager, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics, added, “In addition to its industry-leading execution performance, the STM32H7 series also significantly increases on-chip resources while realizing power savings that are vital for future generations of embedded systems and offering top-notch protection from threats and intrusions. The dramatically increased memory density, in particular, eliminates traditional constraints on developers and so accelerates time to market for exciting new products.”