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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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      Teseo-LIV3F

      Key features

      • Simultaneously multiconstellation
      • -163 dBm navigation sensitivity
      • 1.5 m CEP accuracy positioning
      • 16 Mbit embedded Flash for data logging and FW upgrade
      • 2.1 V to 4.3 V supply voltage range
      • Tiny LCC 18 pin package (9.7x10.1)
      • Operating temperature (-40°, 85°C)
      • Free FW configuration
      • 17 μW standby current and 75 mW tracking power consumption

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      Tiny GNSS module
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      EVB-LIV3F

      Key features

      • ST Teseo-LIV3F GNSS platform
      • Multiconstellation GNSS: GPS, Galileo Glonass, Beidou, QZSS supported
      • USB Power Supply and battery charge
      • Internal battery footprint for standalone usage
      • ON/OFF and Reset buttons available
      • NMEA over
        • UART by USB
        • I2C by connector
      • PPS output
      • Leds:
        • PPS
        • Power

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      TESEO LIV3F module evaluation board
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      TESEO-SUITE

      Key features

      • Multiple GNSS tracer
      • Multiple protocol support
      • GNSS firmware configuration tool
      • GNSS flashing tool
      • Dead reckoning panel
      • NMEA diagnostic tool
      • Satellites signal monitoring viewer
      • Map viewer
      • Log viewer

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      PC software tool to manage, configure and evaluate the performances of Teseo GNSS family
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      Part Number Software Version Marketing Status Supplier Download
      TESEO-SUITE 5.2.3 Active ST
      Teseo-LIV3F

      Description:

      Tiny GNSS module

      Price (US$)*

      13.94

      Key features

      • Simultaneously multiconstellation
      • -163 dBm navigation sensitivity
      • 1.5 m CEP accuracy positioning
      • 16 Mbit embedded Flash for data logging and FW upgrade
      • 2.1 V to 4.3 V supply voltage range
      • Tiny LCC 18 pin package (9.7x10.1)
      • Operating temperature (-40°, 85°C)
      • Free FW configuration
      • 17 μW standby current and 75 mW tracking power consumption

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      EVB-LIV3F

      Description:

      TESEO LIV3F module evaluation board

      Price (US$)*

      165.38

      Key features

      • ST Teseo-LIV3F GNSS platform
      • Multiconstellation GNSS: GPS, Galileo Glonass, Beidou, QZSS supported
      • USB Power Supply and battery charge
      • Internal battery footprint for standalone usage
      • ON/OFF and Reset buttons available
      • NMEA over
        • UART by USB
        • I2C by connector
      • PPS output
      • Leds:
        • PPS
        • Power

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      TESEO-SUITE

      Description:

      PC software tool to manage, configure and evaluate the performances of Teseo GNSS family

      Price (US$)*

      -
      Software

      Key features

      • Multiple GNSS tracer
      • Multiple protocol support
      • GNSS firmware configuration tool
      • GNSS flashing tool
      • Dead reckoning panel
      • NMEA diagnostic tool
      • Satellites signal monitoring viewer
      • Map viewer
      • Log viewer

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      Part Number Software Version Marketing Status Supplier Download
      TESEO-SUITE 5.2.3 Active ST

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X-NUCLEO-IHM17M1 Low voltage three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN233 for STM32 Nucleo Quick view

Key Features

  • Low voltage range from 1.8 V to 10 V
  • Current up to 1.3 Arms
  • Full overcurrent protection and short-circuit protection
  • Thermal shutdown
  • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
  • Equipped with ST morpho connectors
  • Hall/Encoder motor sensor connector and circuit
  • Potentiometer available for speed regulation
  • RoHS compliant

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X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1 Three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN830 for STM32 Nucleo Quick view

Key Features

  • Operative voltage from 7 to 45 V
  • Output current up to 1.5 Arms
  • Supporting single shunt and three-shunt sensing
  • Standby mode
  • Flexible direct driving settable between 3 or 6 PWM inputs
  • Current limiter with adjustable reference
  • Overcurrent, short-circuit and interlocking protections
  • Thermal shutdown and undervoltage lockout
  • BEMF sensing circuitry
  • Bus voltage and PCB temperature sensing
  • Input connector for Hall effect-based sensors and encoder

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STEVAL-FCU001V1 Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones Quick view

Key Features

  • Compact flight controller unit (FCU) evaluation board complete with sample firmware for a small or medium sized quadcopter
  • On-board LiPo 1-cell battery charger
  • Possibility to directly drive 4 DC brushed motors through the low voltage on-board MOSFET or alternatively use external ESC for DC brushless motor configuration
  • Main components:
    • STM32F401 – 32-bit MCU with ARM® Cortex®
    • LSM6DSL – iNEMO intertial module: 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope
    • LIS2MDL – High performance 3D magnetometer
    • LPS22HD – MEMS pressure sensor: 260-1260 hPa absolute digital output barometer
    • SPBTLE-RF – Very low power module for Bluetooth Smart v4.1
    • STL6N3LLH6 - N-channel 30 V, 6 A STripFET H6 Power MOSFET
    • STC4054 - 800 mA standalone linear Li-Ion battery charger
  • RoHS compliant
  • WEEE compliant

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STEVAL-ESC001V1 Electronic speed controller reference design for drones Quick view

Key Features

  • Complete reference design for electronic speed controller implementing a sensorless FOC algorithm
  • Designed for drones with 6S pack of LiPo batteries or systems with an equivalent suitable DC supply
  • ESC ready for communication with any standard flight control unit (FCU): PWM or CAN
  • Temperature overheating protection
  • Nominal operating voltage range: 3S-6S Li-Po battery DC voltage level (11.1 to 22.2 V)
  • Maximum RMS output current: 20 Arms
  • Output peak current: 30 A
  • Battery eliminator circuit (BEC): 5 V/0.5 A for external receiver or FCU
  • Complete pre-configured firmware package available (STSW-ESC001V1)
  • Supported by ST motor control software SDK and ST motor profiler
  • Compact PCB design: 29.1 x 58 mm
  • Further target applications:
    • motor driving for RC vehicles: electric cars, helicopter, trucks, etc
    • any three-phase BLDC or PMSM motor application
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant

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STEVAL-SPIN3202 STSPIN32F0A advanced 3-phase BLDC driver with embedded STM32 MCU single shunt evaluation board Quick view

Key Features

  • Input voltage from 7 V to 45 V
  • Output current up to 15 Arms
  • Power stage based on STD140N6F7 MOSFETs
  • Embedded 3.3 V buck regulator
  • Embedded 12 V LDO regulator
  • Single shunt current sensing
  • Digital Hall sensors and encoder input
  • Overcurrent comparator
  • Bus voltage sensing
  • Fully compatible with STM32 PMSM FOC software development kit
  • 6-step sensorless and sensored firmware supported
  • Embedded ST-LINK/V2-1
  • Easy user interface with buttons and trimmer
  • STM32 FW boot loader supported
  • RoHS compliant

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X-NUCLEO-IHM17M1

Low voltage three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN233 for STM32 Nucleo

Key Features

  • Low voltage range from 1.8 V to 10 V
  • Current up to 1.3 Arms
  • Full overcurrent protection and short-circuit protection
  • Thermal shutdown
  • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
  • Equipped with ST morpho connectors
  • Hall/Encoder motor sensor connector and circuit
  • Potentiometer available for speed regulation
  • RoHS compliant

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X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1

Three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN830 for STM32 Nucleo

Key Features

  • Operative voltage from 7 to 45 V
  • Output current up to 1.5 Arms
  • Supporting single shunt and three-shunt sensing
  • Standby mode
  • Flexible direct driving settable between 3 or 6 PWM inputs
  • Current limiter with adjustable reference
  • Overcurrent, short-circuit and interlocking protections
  • Thermal shutdown and undervoltage lockout
  • BEMF sensing circuitry
  • Bus voltage and PCB temperature sensing
  • Input connector for Hall effect-based sensors and encoder

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STEVAL-FCU001V1

Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones

Key Features

  • Compact flight controller unit (FCU) evaluation board complete with sample firmware for a small or medium sized quadcopter
  • On-board LiPo 1-cell battery charger
  • Possibility to directly drive 4 DC brushed motors through the low voltage on-board MOSFET or alternatively use external ESC for DC brushless motor configuration
  • Main components:
    • STM32F401 – 32-bit MCU with ARM® Cortex®
    • LSM6DSL – iNEMO intertial module: 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope
    • LIS2MDL – High performance 3D magnetometer
    • LPS22HD – MEMS pressure sensor: 260-1260 hPa absolute digital output barometer
    • SPBTLE-RF – Very low power module for Bluetooth Smart v4.1
    • STL6N3LLH6 - N-channel 30 V, 6 A STripFET H6 Power MOSFET
    • STC4054 - 800 mA standalone linear Li-Ion battery charger
  • RoHS compliant
  • WEEE compliant

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STEVAL-ESC001V1

Electronic speed controller reference design for drones

Key Features

  • Complete reference design for electronic speed controller implementing a sensorless FOC algorithm
  • Designed for drones with 6S pack of LiPo batteries or systems with an equivalent suitable DC supply
  • ESC ready for communication with any standard flight control unit (FCU): PWM or CAN
  • Temperature overheating protection
  • Nominal operating voltage range: 3S-6S Li-Po battery DC voltage level (11.1 to 22.2 V)
  • Maximum RMS output current: 20 Arms
  • Output peak current: 30 A
  • Battery eliminator circuit (BEC): 5 V/0.5 A for external receiver or FCU
  • Complete pre-configured firmware package available (STSW-ESC001V1)
  • Supported by ST motor control software SDK and ST motor profiler
  • Compact PCB design: 29.1 x 58 mm
  • Further target applications:
    • motor driving for RC vehicles: electric cars, helicopter, trucks, etc
    • any three-phase BLDC or PMSM motor application
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant

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STEVAL-SPIN3202

STSPIN32F0A advanced 3-phase BLDC driver with embedded STM32 MCU single shunt evaluation board

Key Features

  • Input voltage from 7 V to 45 V
  • Output current up to 15 Arms
  • Power stage based on STD140N6F7 MOSFETs
  • Embedded 3.3 V buck regulator
  • Embedded 12 V LDO regulator
  • Single shunt current sensing
  • Digital Hall sensors and encoder input
  • Overcurrent comparator
  • Bus voltage sensing
  • Fully compatible with STM32 PMSM FOC software development kit
  • 6-step sensorless and sensored firmware supported
  • Embedded ST-LINK/V2-1
  • Easy user interface with buttons and trimmer
  • STM32 FW boot loader supported
  • RoHS compliant

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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
      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 1.0
      2.23 MB
      PDF

      An introduction to electric motors

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

Embedded Software

    • Part Number

      PC software tool to manage, configure and evaluate the performances of Teseo GNSS family

    • Part Number

      Reference design firmware for mini drones

    • Part Number

      Sensorless FOC reference design firmware for STEVAL-ESC001V1

    • Part Number

      Drone remote controller app for Android

Audio ICs

Part number Description
MP23ABS1 High performance MEMS audio sensor single ended analog bottom-port microphone
MP34DT05-A MEMS audio sensor omnidirectional digital microphone, 64 dB SNR, -26 dBFS sensitivity, top-port, 122.5 dBSPL AOP
Part number
High performance MEMS audio sensor single ended analog bottom-port microphone
MEMS audio sensor omnidirectional digital microphone, 64 dB SNR, -26 dBFS sensitivity, top-port, 122.5 dBSPL AOP

MEMS and Sensors

Part number Description
L20G20IS 2-axis gyroscope for optical image stabilization (OIS)
L3GD20H 3-axis gyroscope, I2C/SPI digital output, low-power 3-axis angular rate sensor
LIS2DH12 3-axis MEMS accelerometer, ultra-low-power, ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g full scale, high-speed I2C/SPI digital output, embedded FIFO, high-performance acceleration sensor, VFLGA package
LIS2DW12 3-axis MEMS accelerometer, ultra low power, configurable single/double-tap recognition, free-fall, wakeup, portrait/landscape, 6D/4D orientation detections
LSM303AGR e-Compass with 3D digital linear acceleration sensor, 3D digital magnetic sensor
LSM303AH e-Compass: 3D digital accelerometer, 3D digital magnetometer
LSM6DSL iNEMO 6DoF inertial measurement unit (IMU), for smart phones and battery operated IoT, Gaming, Wearable and Consumer Electronics. Ultra-low power and high accuracy
LSM6DSM iNEMO 6DoF inertial measurement unit (IMU), for smart phones with OIS / EIS and AR/VR systems. Ultra-low power, high accuracy and stability
Part number
2-axis gyroscope for optical image stabilization (OIS)
3-axis gyroscope, I2C/SPI digital output, low-power 3-axis angular rate sensor
3-axis MEMS accelerometer, ultra-low-power, ±2g/±4g/±8g/±16g full scale, high-speed I2C/SPI digital output, embedded FIFO, high-performance acceleration sensor, VFLGA package
3-axis MEMS accelerometer, ultra low power, configurable single/double-tap recognition, free-fall, wakeup, portrait/landscape, 6D/4D orientation detections
e-Compass with 3D digital linear acceleration sensor, 3D digital magnetic sensor
e-Compass: 3D digital accelerometer, 3D digital magnetometer
iNEMO 6DoF inertial measurement unit (IMU), for smart phones and battery operated IoT, Gaming, Wearable and Consumer Electronics. Ultra-low power and high accuracy
iNEMO 6DoF inertial measurement unit (IMU), for smart phones with OIS / EIS and AR/VR systems. Ultra-low power, high accuracy and stability

Motor Drivers

Part number Description
STSPIN233 Low voltage three phase and three sense motor driver
STSPIN32F0A Advanced BLDC controller with embedded STM32 MCU
STSPIN830 Compact and versatile three-phase and three-sense BLDC motor driver
Part number
Low voltage three phase and three sense motor driver
Advanced BLDC controller with embedded STM32 MCU
Compact and versatile three-phase and three-sense BLDC motor driver

Power Transistors

Part number Description
STL150N3LLH6 N-channel 30 V, 0.0016 Ohm typ., 33 A STripFET(TM) VI DeepGATE(TM) Power MOSFET in PowerFLAT(TM) 5x6 package
STL20N6F7 N-channel 60 V, 0.0046 Ohm typ., 20 A STripFET F7 Power MOSFET in a PowerFLAT 3.3x3.3 package
STL50N6F7 N-channel 60 V, 9 mOhm typ., 60 A STripFET F7 Power MOSFET in a PowerFLAT 5x6 package
Part number
N-channel 30 V, 0.0016 Ohm typ., 33 A STripFET(TM) VI DeepGATE(TM) Power MOSFET in PowerFLAT(TM) 5x6 package
N-channel 60 V, 0.0046 Ohm typ., 20 A STripFET F7 Power MOSFET in a PowerFLAT 3.3x3.3 package
N-channel 60 V, 9 mOhm typ., 60 A STripFET F7 Power MOSFET in a PowerFLAT 5x6 package

Wireless Transceivers, MCUs and Modules

Part number Description
SPBTLE-RF0 Very low power module for Bluetooth Smart v4.1
Part number
Very low power module for Bluetooth Smart v4.1