The STM32F103ZE is an ARM embedded evaluation board produced by Embest, integrate the STMicroelectronic ARM Cortex-M3 core-based processor STM32F103ZE, operating at a 72 MHz frequency. The board features USB, CAN, SD Card interface, TFT-LCD, RS232 serial interface, four 26-pin user extended interface, etc. Plenty of software examples, which can be used in Keil MDK environment, are accompanied in CDROM.
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STMicroelectronics Cortex-M3 Products
STM32 (Cortex-M3) - 32-bit Microcontrollers
The STM32 family of 32-bit Flash Microcontrollers is based on the breakthrough ARM Cortex™-M3 core - a core specifically developed for embedded applications. The STM32 family benefits from the Cortex-M3 architectural enhancements including the Thumb-2 instruction set to deliver improved performance with better code density, significantly faster response to interrupts, all combined with industry leading power consumption.
The STM32 family is built to offer new degrees of freedom to MCU users. It offers a complete 32-bit product range that combines high-performance, real-time, low-power and low-voltage operation, while maintaining full integration and ease of development.
Compatibility of pin-assignments, peripherals and software across all STM32 devices is a core technical feature throughout this family of microcontrollers.
Leading-edge architecture with the latest Cortex-M3 core from ARM
Excellent real-time behaviour
Oustanding power efficiency
Superior and innovative peripherals
Easy development, fast time to market
STMicroelectronics Cortex-M3 Product List
STM32F103ZE (STM3210E) Features
High-density Performance line, ARM-based 32-bit MCU with up to 512 KB Flash, USB, CAN, 11 timers, 3 ADCs and 13 communication interfaces.
STM32 MCU family - 32-bit Flash microcontrollers powered by ARM® Cortex™-M3 / BRSTM320808
Reference Program & Software Tools
Link & Attribute
NAME / TYPE
STM3210E ARM Cortex-M3 Board
One STM3210E ARM-CM3 Board
One RS-232 Serial Cable
One USB Cable
One 2.4" TFT LCD Panel (240x320)
Emlink for ARM
One Emlink for ARM
One JTAG20-14-8 Convert Module
One IDC14 Cable
One 8pins Cable
Total weight of each standard package (kg): 1.9kg
NAME / TYPE
CDROM of STM32F10E Starter Kit (free)
01-Documents -- user manual, data sheets and the other development documents.
02-Images -- image files for this product.
03-Software -- software programs for this product.
04-Tools -- the utilities tools and software