Future Electronics — How ST’s Motor Profiler Tool Helps Accelerate Motor-Control System Design

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By: Gianluigi Forte, Andrea Spampinato, Marcello Palano, Alessandro Corsaro Field Oriented Commutation (FOC), also called vector control, a method for controlling electric motors, was invented in the early 1970s, and remains the most advanced motor-control technique available to the system designer today. It operates by controlling the alternating currents that flow into the phases of […]

STMicroelectronics — Advanced BLDC Controller with Embedded Cortex M0 Core MCU

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  Brushed DC motors have been the predominate choice in power tool design, such as drills, for decades. However, adoption of Brushless DC (BLDC) in power tools is rapidly proliferating due to better efficiency and the availability of cost-effective BLDC motors. Today, in fact, most high-end power drilling tools use BLDC motors. The typical current […]

STMicroelectronics — T-Series Triacs Change the Game in the Ever-Growing Appliance World

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         The T-series Triacs in ceramic insulated TO220AB package is extended from 16A to 8A and 12A rated current. Designed for a junction operation at +150°C, this series proposes a high EMI immunity and an 800V rating for design simplification in the control of AC load and AC/DC converter. T-Series Triacs are designed for the […]

STMicroelectronics — Replace Schottky with Field-Effect

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STMicroelectronics’ new series of 60V and 100 V field-effect rectifier diodes (FERD) range from 20A to 40A with 6 package options. Based on a proprietary process, these diodes achieve the best-in-class VF/IR trade-off for a given chip surface. These diodes deliver much better intrinsic performance than traditional Schottky-structured diodes of equivalent voltage and current ratings. […]

STMicroelectronics – Increase Your System Efficiency with 1200V SiC Diodes from ST

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         ST’s new 1200V SiC diodes, ranging from 2 up to 40A, are available in 4 different packages. The combination of having the lowest forward voltage (VF) with state-of-the-art forward surge current robustness enables designers to select a lower current rating diode while matching the expected converter’s efficiency level, increasing the affordability of high performing […]

STMicroelectronics – VIPower, The intelligent way to switch

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STMicroelectronics’ VIPower “smart switches” are aimed at 12V and 24V+ systems, and are similar to e-fuses with protection features that are often used in 5V systems (e.g. sequencing or protecting loads in battery powered handheld devices) or 12V systems (set top boxes, SSDs). VIPower is an excellent fit for driving loads that operate on a […]

STMicroelectronics – Make Your USB Type-C Power Delivery Stronger Against ESD and EOS

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The industry’s smallest power-dense protection solutions with the best clamping ratio for 5V to 20V USB powered devices The ESDAxxP series is aimed at protecting USB charging circuits to improve your devices’ robustness and lifetime. The ESDAxxP series can absorb up to 60A peak pulse current while always keeping the clamping voltage versus operational voltage […]

STMicroelectronics – Products and solutions for wearable devices

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Leveraging its long experience in a wide range of technologies, ST offers a selection of products specifically designed for wearable devices targeting applications such as: • Consumer fitness and wellness • Healthcare • Portable infotainment • Monitoring and safety in industrial In these applications, high precision, low power consumption, compact form factor and outstanding performance […]

STMicroelectonics – Learn how to use the STM32F7 216MHz Cortex-M7 MCU smart architecture to achieve superior performance in your next design!

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Join our STM32F7 hands-on seminar and receive a FREE STM32F7 Discovery kit The seminar will feature hands-on classes using the STM32CubeMX to generate and debug a range of embedded projects on the STM32F7 Discovery board. Topics covered in the seminar include: how to use the CubeMX device selection matrix, pin mapping utility, clock configuration and […]

STMicroelectronics : How to Achieve ‘Zero’ Stand-By Power Consumption in an Offline AC/DC Converter

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By: Giacomo Mercadante, Mirko Sciortino and Vittorio Giammello, STMicroelectronics Regulations which are in place today, or which are set to come into force in the near future, are forcing manufacturers of electronic equipment to reduce stand-by power consumption in devices sold in almost every developed region of the world. Many kinds of appliances sit in […]