STMicroelectronics — 32-bit MCU Features Rich Set of Analog Functions for Signal-Chain Applications

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The STM32F373 family of 32-bit MCUs from STMicroelectronics offers a rich set of analog peripherals for use in applications that need to provide a low-noise, accurate interface to sensor signals. Based on the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4 RISC core operating at a frequency of up to 72MHz, the STM32F373 features up to 256kbytes of Flash memory, […]

STMicroelectronics — TVS Diodes in Space-Saving Thin Package Feature 400W and 600W Peak Pulse Power Ratings

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The SMA4F and SMA6F unidirectional Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) diodes introduced by STMicroelectronics are packaged in a thin SMA Flat package to provide space savings in circuits which require protection from high peak-power pulses. The SMAxF devices are footprint-compatible with their sister SMAJ and SMBJ families. At just 1mm high, the SMA4F and SMA6F series […]

STMicroelectronics — MEMS Sensors for Smart Industry 4.0

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High-performance and ultra-low-power sensing solutions for Industry 4.0 with a minimum longevity commitment of 10 years STMicroelectronics’ (ST) industrial MEMS sensors offer superior accuracy, flexibility and high quality required to satisfy Industry 4.0 requirements and are part of ST’s 10-year product longevity commitment program. ST’s broad range of sensors includes 3-axis miniaturized accelerometers, 6-axis inertial […]

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 […]