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STM32MP15 microprocessor

Applicable for STM32MP15x lines

STM32MP15 microprocessors are based on the Arm® Cortex®-A7 dual core. They support Trustzone mode for secure operations, a Vivante GPU and an Arm® Cortex®-M4 coprocessor.

This article starts with information on STM32MP15x lines More info.png part number codification and block diagram. STM32MP15x belongs to STM32MP1 series (refer to the list of part numbers provided below).

Then technical aspects are introduced, providing information on:

  • STM32MP15 documentation
  • articles dedicated to Internal peripherals that make the transition towards the software frameworks required to control these peripherals
  • the list of boards supporting STM32MP15 devices
  • the supported software distributions, that can be downloaded into the STM32MP15 device.

1. Introduction[edit source]

STM32MP15x microprocessors are targeting industry 4.0, factory automation, smart metering, smart homes and electric vehicle charging infrastructure applications.

They are based on the flexible architecture of a Dual Arm® Cortex®-A7 core running up to 800 MHz and Cortex®-M4 at 209 MHz combined with a dedicated 3D graphics processing unit (GPU) and MIPI-DSI display interface.

2. Part number codification[edit source]

The table below shows the STM32MP15 microprocessor different part numbers available, together with their corresponding internal peripherals, security options and packages.

2.1. STM32MP15x lines[edit source]

Cortex-A7 Cortex-M4 GPU Display CAN
STM32MP151 Single Yes No TFT No
STM32MP153 Dual Yes No TFT Yes
STM32MP157 Dual Yes Yes TFT/DSI Yes

2.2. Security and Cortex-A7 frequency[edit source]

Security Cortex-A7 frequency
STM32MP15xA Basic 650 MHz[1]
STM32MP15xC Secure boot + Cryptography (CRYP) 650 MHz[1]
STM32MP15xD Basic 800 MHz[1][2]
STM32MP15xF Secure boot + Cryptography (CRYP) 800 MHz[1][2]

2.3. Packages[edit source]

STM32MP15xxAA TFBGA448 18x18
STM32MP15xxAB LFBGA354 16x16
STM32MP15xxAC TFBGA361 12x12
STM32MP15xxAD TFBGA257 10x10

2.4. Junction temperature[edit source]

STM32MP15xxxx1 - 20 to + 105 °C[1][2]
STM32MP15xxxx3 - 40 to + 125 °C[1]

3. Block diagram[edit source]

Here below is the STM32MP157F block diagram offering the richest features set of the STM32MP15 microprocessor.

STM32MP157F marketing block diagram.png

The above figure shows a functional view of the design that does not aim to be aligned with the real design: it shows the available features and not how they are implemented into the microprocessor.
For instance, SPDIF RX and SPDIF TX functions are grouped in a single box, whereas, SPDIF RX is implemented in one dedicated peripheral, and SPDIF TX is supported by SAI.

4. Technical documentation[edit source]

The whole documentation set, related to STM32MP15x lines More info.png, is available also on [3]

5. Internal peripherals[edit source]

Internal peripherals

STM32MP15 peripherals overview article gives a description of all the internal peripherals available on STM32MP15 devices, with direct links to the articles where you can find:

  • an overview of each peripheral
  • the list of instances available for each peripheral type,
  • information on the way each instance can be shared between Arm® Cortex®-A7 and Cortex®-M4 cores,
  • direct links to the software frameworks used to control the peripheral from different Arm® cores and security modes such as Cortex®-A7 non secure, Cortex®-A7 secure or Cortex®-M4 (non secure).

6. How to get further with STM32MP15 ecosystem[edit source]

6.1. Boards[edit source]

The list of boards that integrate STM32MP15 devices can be found in STM32MP15 boards article.

6.2. Supported software distributions[edit source]

STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution
STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution
STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution for Android
STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution for Android

Click the links above to find information on:

  • Distribution composition and associated software architecture
  • Associated release notes

7. References and foot notes[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Exposure to maximum rating conditions for extended periods may affect device reliability. Device mission profile (application conditions) is compliant with JEDEC JESD47 qualification standard. Refer to the STM32MP15 Datasheet and AN5438 for further information.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 800 MHz part numbers are only available with '1' as junction temperatures range suffix (- 20 to + 105 °C).
  3. STM32MP15 resources on