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IoT Workshop: How to connect an STM32 development platform through a LoRa™ network to the Microsoft Azure cloud

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21st - 22nd March 2018

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CENSIS, Inovo Building, 121 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

8.30am – 5:00pm

This is a one-day workshop running twice due to popular demand – 21 and 22 March)

THE WORKSHOP IS FULL ON 22 MARCH but we’ve added a new date on 21 March due to popular demand. Email now to register.  

Please join CENSIS, Anglia and STMicroelectronics for a free, interactive workshop; another in the series of seminars brought to you by the CENSIS IoT Centre.Background

The IoT Centre at CENSIS helps companies overcome many of the challenges they face in product development and allows them to fast-track the development of IoT products and services. In addition to a demonstration area and project development space, we offer regular technology seminars with high profile vendors to provide advice and guidance on how best to use their products to generate greater business efficiencies.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is based around practical, hands-on sessions and is aimed at hardware and software engineers working on IoT applications who are looking to provide cloud connectivity via an LPWAN.

Regrettably the workshop is not suitable for current undergraduates or new graduates.


To provide participants with a working knowledge of STM32 development platform through a LoRa™ network to the Microsoft Azure cloud.


This 1-day workshop includes 3 different hands-on training sessions directly from an STM32 expert on how to connect your IoT application to the cloud via a LoRa™ low-power wide-area network (LPWAN).

You will be working on an STM32 development platform that is fully LoRa™ and Sigfox compliant and learn how to create your own workspace on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service.


  • How to set up an STM32 development environment
  • Technology guidance to connect your STM32-based application to an LPWAN
  • The basics of LoRa® and Sigfox technologies
  • Practical experience and examples to replicate at your premises
  • Direct contact with STM32 engineering staff

The workshop is based on the B-L072Z-LRWAN1 LoRa® Discovery kit.

All attendees will receive a complimentary Discovery kit that they can take home.  Watch the video on how to use the LoRa® Discovery kit.

Required Kit

You will need to bring your own laptop on the day. We will send you instructions on how to pre-load software before you attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


  • 08.30     Registration and system check for pre-installed tools
  • 09.00     Hands-on 1: Hello World – Setting up the STM32 development platform
  • 09.45     Technical overview of the STM32 solution for cloud connectivity
  • 10.15     Break
  • 10.30     Main concept behind LoRa™ technology
  • 11.15     Software implementation of the LoRa™ protocol
  • 12.00     Lunch
  • 13.00     Technical overview of key STM32L0 peripherals (UART, RTC, ADC and GPIO)
  • 13.30     Hands-on 2: Number guessing
  • 15.00     Break
  • 15.15     Hands-on 3: Using a temperature sensor as a cloud input device
  • 15.45     Introduction to Sigfox technology
  • 16.15     Introduction to Microsoft Azure cloud services
  • 16.30     Conclusions and wrap-up
  • 17.00     Close

Apply to join us

Places for this event are limited to 12 delegates per day.

To register your interest, email us and provide the following information:

  1. Name, email and telephone number
  2. Job title and current employer
  3. Please let us know in a couple of sentences why you are interested in this workshop

Please note that because of the limited number of places, we’ll have to give priority to engineers with experience or a proven interest in this area.

This is joint event from CENSIS, Anglia and STMicroelectronics and your application information may be shared with all three organisations.