STMicroelectronics introduces two STM8 Nucleo development boards that give users full access to all STM8 MCU I/Os through ST morpho headers, and contain Arduino Uno connectors that promise to simplify functional expansion by accessing open-source Arduino-compatible shields. The 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 features like drag-and-drop Flash programming is also on tap and each board comes with an integrated ST-LINK debugger/programmer, which eliminates any need for a separate debug probe.
By adding these entry-level STM8 configurations, over 40 Nucleo boards are now available, covering the full spectrum of performance, power, and memory combinations across the company’s families of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. The new NUCLEO-8S208RB and NUCLEO-8L152R8 boards (including 64-pin STM8S208 and STM8L152 microcontroller respectively) are available now, priced from $10.32 each. For even deeper insights, illumination, and specs, peruse the NUCLEO-8S208RB datasheet and/or the NUCLEO-8L152R8 datasheet.