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Recreational Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones have become a popular device for a wide variety of users. Recreational drones range from small indoor quadcopters to larger high-end drones equipped with video cameras. They also include the popular racing drones developed around open source software platforms which allowing the user to implement a range of performances and design customization options. A major challenge in drones design is the tradeoff between mechanical design and associated weight versus the target flying time. This is where the electronics and semiconductors make the difference allowing designers to optimize their design.

ST offers solutions covering the full Bill of Materials (BOM) for drones. Our microcontrollers are market leader in UAV applications and are compatible with most of the open source firmware for both Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) and Flight Control Units (FCU). Our sensors support key functions such flight stabilization, altitude control, obstacle avoidance and autonomous navigation. We also offer motor control, precision amplifiers, battery management systems and connectivity solutions to complete any drone design. Our design tools and development boards support creators in optimizing any design challenge and our online community is an appreciated resource for the students, hobbyists and professionals.

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Technical Documentation

    • Description Version Size Action
      DB3228
      Electronic speed controller reference design for drones
      3.0
      800.32 KB
      PDF
      DB3394
      Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones
      2.0
      1.86 MB
      PDF
      DB3228

      Electronic speed controller reference design for drones

      DB3394

      Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN5417
      Low consumption standby implementation with STSPIN32F0 family
      1.0
      317.32 KB
      PDF
      AN5123
      STSPIN32F0 family - Bootloader and USART protocol
      2.1
      224.1 KB
      PDF
      AN5128
      STSPIN32F0/F0A/F0B - Buck converter
      2.0
      334.3 KB
      PDF
      AN4999
      STSPIN32F0/F0A/F0B overcurrent protection
      2.0
      660.57 KB
      PDF
      AN5417

      Low consumption standby implementation with STSPIN32F0 family

      AN5123

      STSPIN32F0 family - Bootloader and USART protocol

      AN5128

      STSPIN32F0/F0A/F0B - Buck converter

      AN4999

      STSPIN32F0/F0A/F0B overcurrent protection

    • Description Version Size Action
      UM2197
      Electronic speed controller for BLDC and PMSM three phase brushless motor
      2.0
      5.65 MB
      PDF
      UM2200
      Firmware plugin for STSW-ESC001V1 board with ST Motor Control FOC SDK
      1.0
      2.53 MB
      PDF
      UM2311
      Getting started with the STEVAL-FCU001V1 flight controller unit evaluation board for mini drones
      3.0
      701.63 KB
      PDF
      UM2197

      Electronic speed controller for BLDC and PMSM three phase brushless motor

      UM2200

      Firmware plugin for STSW-ESC001V1 board with ST Motor Control FOC SDK

      UM2311

      Getting started with the STEVAL-FCU001V1 flight controller unit evaluation board for mini drones

Presentations & Training Material

    • Description Version Size Action
      An introduction to electric motors 2.0
      1.05 MB
      PDF
      STEVAL-DRONE01 GETTING STARTED GUIDE 1.0
      4.69 MB
      PDF

      An introduction to electric motors

      STEVAL-DRONE01 GETTING STARTED GUIDE

Publications and Collaterals

    • Description Version Size Action
      Products and solutions for Drones 12.2018
      1.5 MB
      PDF
      ROBOTS for a better living 1.0
      5.42 MB
      PDF

      Products and solutions for Drones

      ROBOTS for a better living