STMicroelectronics has introduced two STM8 Nucleo development boards, allowing developers to use the 8-bit microcontrollers with the same ease of access and extensibility already proven with the STM32 Nucleo development boards.
By using the formula that has helped countless STM32 embedded projects, the STM8 Nucleo boards give full access to all STM8 MCU I/Os through ST morpho headers, and contain Arduino™ Uno connectors that simplify functional expansion by accessing the vast ecosystem of open-source Arduino compatible shields.
The two STM8 Nucleo boards are supported by major development toolchains including the Cosmic IDEA toolchain, the IAR™ EWSTM8 Integrated development environment, and the free STVD IDE from ST. Support for convenient features like drag-and-drop Flash programming accelerates design iterations. Each board comes with an integrated ST-LINK debugger/programmer, which eliminates any need for a separate debug probe.
With these two 8-bit additions, there are over 40 Nucleo boards available now, covering the full spectrum of performance, power, and memory combinations across ST’s complete families of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. Product creation is fluid and flexible, conveniently connected to open-source hardware communities, with freedom to adjust or optimize hardware and software at any time thereby eliminating risk and helping minimize time to market.
The NUCLEO-8S208RB and NUCLEO-8L152R8 boards (including 64-pin STM8S208 and STM8L152 microcontroller respectively) are available now, priced from $10.32.