Electronic stability control (ESC) systems are designed to detect and reduce loss of traction to prevent skidding. By applying the brakes to the vehicle's wheels individually, ESC systems counter over- and under-steering to help ensure the comfort and safety of drivers and passengers. This proven technology is increasingly being included as a standard feature in many vehicles.
ST's solutions for ESC include a full range of three-phase gate drivers and Power MOSFETs for driving BLDC motors, including 48 V domains. Dedicated power management ICs, and CAN transceivers as well as a wide range of flexible and innovative application-specific standard products (ASSP), covering all possible system partitions. SPC5 32-bit automotive microcontrollers provide the overall system control.