ST cooperates with Riverdi because we believe that such partnership brings value to our joint customers. On top of this, we also discovered that we shared some business visions about how to make it easier and faster to go from the initial stages of designing a product embedding a graphical user interface to a production ready product. The conclusion was that combining the STM32 High performance microcontrollers, with the free STM32 graphics toolchain and Riverdi displays + PCB and then merge all of this into a board support package ready to run TouchGFX, would be a compelling offering.
Designing and developing a product with an embedded user interface (GUI), can be complex, as it involves many building block and disciplines, which all requires expert knowledge. Riverdi offer is covering a lot of them, allowing the customer to focus on the most important part of the development, the GUI Application itself. And remember that this is the face of your product. Choosing such solution, the customer does not need to worry about sourcing components like the display, microcontrollers, memory, etc. or even writing low-level drivers, development the board support package or porting TouchGFX. Its all ready done. What makes cooperation with Riverdi unique is that Riverdi has been able to drive a 1280*800 display resolution in high colors, with a STM32H7 microcontroller and a TouchGFX application showing a smart home UI. This shows that Riverdi is well aware of how to exploit all the capabilities of the STM32 Graphics offering combining hardware and software in a unique solution. From the first business meetings, it was clear that we shared visions of the market for embedded GUIs. And Riverdi proved that they can go from an idea and concept to actual working hardware, very fast.
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