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Drones

Overview
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Tools and Software
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Key Products
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. Read more

Our products and solutions

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.

All tools & software

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      STSW-FCU001

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      Reference design firmware for mini drones

      Evaluation Tool Software ST
      STSW-FCU001

      Description:

      Reference design firmware for mini drones
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      STSW-ESC001V1

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      Sensorless FOC reference design firmware for STEVAL-ESC001V1

      Motor Control IC Software ST
      STSW-ESC001V1

      Description:

      Sensorless FOC reference design firmware for STEVAL-ESC001V1
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      ST_BLE_DRONE

      Active

      Drone remote controller app for Android

      Wireless Connectivity Software ST
      ST_BLE_DRONE

      Description:

      Drone remote controller app for Android

All Hardware Evaluation Tools

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      X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1

      Active

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

      STSPIN830 STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1
      Active

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

      X-NUCLEO-IHM17M1

      Active

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

      - STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM17M1
      Active

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

    • Part Number
      Description
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      STEVAL-ESC001V1

      Active

      Electronic speed controller reference design for drones

      L6398 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-ESC001V1
      Active

      Electronic speed controller reference design for drones

      STEVAL-FCU001V1

      Active

      Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones

      - Sensor Solution Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-FCU001V1
      Active

      Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones

      STEVAL-IPMNM3Q

      Active

      300 W motor control power board based on STIPQ3M60T-H SLLIMMnano 2nd series MOSFET IPM

      - 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-IPMNM3Q
      Active

      300 W motor control power board based on STIPQ3M60T-H SLLIMMnano 2nd series MOSFET IPM

      STEVAL-IPMNM5Q

      Active

      450 W motor control power board based on STIPQ5M60T-H SLLIMM-nano 2nd series MOSFET IPM

      - 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-IPMNM5Q
      Active

      450 W motor control power board based on STIPQ5M60T-H SLLIMM-nano 2nd series MOSFET IPM

      STEVAL-SPIN3202

      Active

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

      STSPIN32F0A 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-SPIN3202
      Active

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

Picture Solution
Motor Control Kit with Maxon BLDC servo motors
Motor Control Kit with Maxon BLDC servo motors