Small electronic products like wearables and IoT devices can now provide high-end audio features, including advanced aural user interfaces, thanks to a new easy-to-use graphical design tool for STM32 microcontrollers from STMicro, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.
ST has worked with DSP Concepts, creator of the Audio Weaver design suite, to present a free version of the tool – ST-AudioWeaver – for developers using its 32-bit ARM Cortex-M based STM32 microcontrollers. Audio Weaver enables product designers to build complex digital audio applications without coding. Developers simply choose the required audio modules from a library, connect them graphically, and adjust them by live-tuning on the target hardware. Examples are included, which accelerate learning and help jump-start new projects.
“DSP Concepts has created a high-end audio-development experience for the embedded domain. ST-AudioWeaver now gives our customers preferential access to help them make the most of the audio capabilities of STM32 MCUs, which complement the outstanding features and power efficiency for IoT applications,” said Daniel Colonna, Marketing Director, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics.
Dr. Paul Beckmann, Founder and CEO of DSP Concepts, Inc, added, “With ST-AudioWeaver, product designers will find it much easier to incorporate advanced audio features in IoT and wearable devices. Audio engineers will love it because it’s much like plugging physical components together however you want, then adjusting the knobs and sliders to get everything tuned perfectly—except it’s all happening onscreen.”