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Motor Control is nowadays a key focus segment for Automotive applications, from conventional Body & Convenience and Chassis & Safety to smart and more innovative domains like Electro-Mobility and ePowertrain.

The request for more efficient systems, to cope with demanding emissions regulations, is pushing to replace engine powered components such as fluid pumps and Air Conditioning with electric motors that can be driven now in a smarter way:

  • Brushed DC motors are the suitable and cost-effective solution for actuating, where short duty time are requested.
  • Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, on the other hand, need sophisticated algorithm and high computing capability, thus representing the best choice for demanding applications requiring long-term duty time and safety standards.

Whatever is the car segment, electric motors are today omnipresent inside low & medium-end vehicles, rising at a number as high as 60-70 in premium segment; high-voltage traction inverters assist or even take over ICE engines and 48V small electric motors play a crucial role in CO2 emission reduction, thanks to smarter Starter Generator and e-Turbochargers systems introduction.

ST has the broadest product portfolio dedicated to Motor Control for Automotive applications: from its leading-edge VIPower H-Bridges and intelligent power switches, providing higher power density, diagnostics, and protection feature, to SPC5 32-bit MCUs compliant with ISO26262 safety standard up to ASIL-D and a huge offer of power MOSFETs combined with state-of-the art packaging.

ST is definitely the right partner with whom to develop reliable and cost-effective solutions for automotive motor control applications.

Automotive BLDC Motor
Automotive BLDC Motor
Whatever the application, from low voltage fluid pumps, 3-phase systems for Chassis & Safety, to high-voltage traction inverters for ePowertrain, Brushless DC (BLDC) motors are ...
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Automotive Bipolar Stepper Motor
Automotive Bipolar Stepper Motor
For automotive applications like headlights levelling/swivelling, climate flaps adjustments or Head-up Display (HUD) positioning, a stepper motor is ...
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Automotive Brushed DC Motor
Automotive Brushed DC Motor
Brushed DC motors represent the perfect solution in automotive applications where short duty-time are requested. These internally-commutated motors, ...
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Publications and Collaterals

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      A798x, A597x switching regulators for car power management 1.0
      714.2 KB
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      Automotive-grade ESD protections for CAN transceivers 1.0
      1.23 MB
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      New fully integrated, reliable and compact drivers for DC motors
      1.22 MB
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      OMNIFET III General purpose fully-protected FETs for low-side load driving 1.0
      2 MB
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      VIPower Zero series - Innovative smart power switches for high-current applications 1.0
      291.96 KB
      PDF

      A798x, A597x switching regulators for car power management

      Automotive-grade ESD protections for CAN transceivers

      New fully integrated, reliable and compact drivers for DC motors

      OMNIFET III General purpose fully-protected FETs for low-side load driving

      VIPower Zero series - Innovative smart power switches for high-current applications

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      Automotive powertrain and safety ICs 1.0
      838.51 KB
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      Automotive-grade protection devices and rectifiers 1.0
      825.43 KB
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      Automotive powertrain and safety ICs

      Automotive-grade protection devices and rectifiers

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      Body and Convenience Applications Brochure 1.0
      1.81 MB
      PDF
      Chassis and Safety Applications Brochure 1.0
      1.78 MB
      PDF
      Driving smart power in automotive 1.0
      1.24 MB
      PDF
      Electro-Mobility Applications Brochure 1.0
      1.3 MB
      PDF
      ST’s solutions for automotive seating systems 1.0
      1.3 MB
      PDF
      Smart power solutions for car body applications 1.0
      1.85 MB
      PDF
      VIPower M0-7 - Miniaturized high-side driver family 1.0
      2.07 MB
      PDF
      VIPower™ M0-7 family H-bridges for DC motor control 1.0
      1.25 MB
      PDF

      Body and Convenience Applications Brochure

      Chassis and Safety Applications Brochure

      Driving smart power in automotive

      Electro-Mobility Applications Brochure

      ST’s solutions for automotive seating systems

      Smart power solutions for car body applications

      VIPower M0-7 - Miniaturized high-side driver family

      VIPower™ M0-7 family H-bridges for DC motor control

Embedded Software

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      Dynamic Electro-Thermal simulator for devices in VIPower technology