Altia announces expansion of code generation support for the STM32 family of products to include STM32H7 and STM32MP1. This combination of production-proven graphical user interface (GUI) development software and cost-efficient hardware is uniquely suited for embedded displays for medical, consumer and industrial devices.
Altia has a successful history of partnering with STMicroelectronics on GUI development support for their products. Beyond Altia DeepScreen support for STM32L4, STM32F4, STM32F7 and Accordo5, Altia is proud to showcase our code generation solutions for STM32H7 and STM32MP1.
“Designing graphical user interfaces with Altia enables product manufacturers to design a GUI once and then deploy that same GUI again and again—across various brands and families of products. This scalability saves time and development cost since they are leveraging one GUI model across multiple programs,” stated Jeff Urkevich, Altia Director of Product Marketing. “With our code generation support for the STM32H7 and STM32MP1, Altia demonstrates how our code generators optimize the unique features of each board to deliver top performance and pleasing user experience on hardware at a variety of price points.”
“The STM32H7 and STM32MP1 graphics portfolio gives users a wide range of platform architecture options for running smooth and high-end graphical user interfaces. With the wide range of display interface options, customers can select commonly used displays. But hardware is just one key component for reaching the desired GUI needs. Developers needs to realize the marketing and design requirements and make the display come alive, which is where a solution like Altia becomes relevant. We have been very impressed by the Altia demos running on STM32H7s and STM32MP1, which are utilizing the different embedded hardware accelerations from ST,” stated Søren Myllerup Mikkelsen, Business Development Engineer for Graphics at STMicroelectronics.
With a pixels-to-production workflow, companies get their embedded displays to market quickly and efficiently with Altia software. Altia’s GUI editor, Altia Design, gives product developers the capability to build intuitive, visually pleasing GUIs with graphics assets from third party tools like Adobe® Photoshop®, Sketch, Blender, Autodesk® Maya® and others without hand coding graphics. No hand-coding is required. With Altia Design, developers create a complete GUI model that can be tested and improved with quick iterations to achieve the best possible user experience. Once complete, developers generate production-ready C source code for that same GUI model with Altia DeepScreen. Altia’s DeepScreen code generators are architected to take advantage of the unique features of each hardware target—and achieve optimized code with the smallest memory footprint and best performance.
Companies interested in developing GUIs for these STMicroelectronics products are invited to download complete GUI models for their STM32H7B3I-DK (MCU) and STM32MP157F-DK2 (MPU) boards.
Altia is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Our GUI editor, Altia Design, offers development teams the capability to implement a model-based development process for clear communication and accelerated user interface development. Our code generator, Altia DeepScreen, supports a vast range of low- to high-powered processors from a variety of industry-leading silicon providers. Altia generates pure C source code that is optimized to take full advantage of hardware resources. Graphics code generated by Altia is driving millions of displays worldwide – from automotive instrument clusters, HUDs
and radios to thermostats, washing machines and healthcare monitors. Our mission is to get the best automotive, medical and consumer interfaces into production in the shortest time on the lowest cost hardware.
Altia was founded in 1991 and its customers include Aston Martin, Behr-Hella, COBO, Continental Automotive, DAF Trucks, Denso, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, GM, Honda, Renault, Magneti Marelli, MTA, Nippon Seiki, Rolls-Royce, Valeo, Visteon and many other leading manufacturers.
For more information about Altia, visit www.altia.com or email [email protected].