On Saturday, November 20, 2010
STMicroelectronics has launched the STM32 Design Challenge, a contest for the design of ST’s 32-bit microcontroller applications. The microcontroller design contest will run for 6 months and offer more than $10,000 of prizes to qualified participating residents of the United States and Canada. The design competition will be run in three-phase, acknowledging the most creative, design-efficient and useful embedded system concepts.
STMicroelectronics STM32 Microcontroller Design Challenge
In the first phase, contestants will be invited to submit their STM32 design concepts in three categories, based on the usage of embedded Flash memory:
- up to 32KB
- 32KB to 256 KB
- 256 KB to 1 MB
All submissions will qualify for the second, Early Prototype Design phase of the contest, and, finally, 10 entrants will be selected to participate in the Final Prototype Design phase.
The contest jury, composed of an EE Times editor and STMicroelectronics and Digi-Key representatives, will assess the ten short-listed designs and also take into account the peer votes of advancing participants in selecting the Grand Prize winner and three runners-up. The winners will be announced at the UBM Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley, the week of May 2, 2011.
All STM32 Design Challenge participants will receive a valuable “Discovery kit for STM32 Design Challenge,” a fully integrated hardware development platform including a USB-powered board populated with a 72MHz STM32F103RGT6 featuring 1Mbyte of Flash, integrated ST-LINK in-circuit debugger and an extension connector for accessing the STM32 peripherals, just for entering the Challenge. They will also get access to downloadable development tools from major third-party vendors including Atollic, IAR Systems and Keil.
Further information ST’s STM32 Microcontroller Design Challenge and registration, visit www.stm32challenge.com
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