Game consoles are electronic devices optimized for video gaming but often incorporating a number of additional functions. Gaming consoles either are designed to be permanently plugged into the mains power or they are designed to be battery operated and the two types are significantly different in design. A portable console is powered by a battery, has one or more embedded screens and haptic devices, and it is relatively light. It needs to be optimized for portable gaming play time. A mains powered console is designed to run the most complex video games, with dedicated gaming CPUs and GPUs, and it has internal and external I/Os for human machine interfaces and screens.
ST offers a range of solutions for both battery powered and mains powered gaming consoles.
ST has been present in portable gaming consoles since the beginning, providing the technology to introduce innovative functionality with high accuracy and low power motion sensors, low power wireless connectivity including NFC, Secure solutions, low-power microcontrollers and battery and power management products.
For mains powered consoles key products include power management solutions comprising DC-DC switching converters, USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery solutions, and voltage regulators.
|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|
Imaging and Photonics Solutions
|VL53L1X||Long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST FlightSense technology|
Interfaces and Transceivers
|STUSB1602||USB Type-C controller (with Tx/Rx line driver and BMC)|
|STUSB4710||Stand-alone USB PD controller (with short-to-VBUS protection)|
MEMS and Sensors
|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|
|ST25DV16K||16-Kbit Dynamic NFC/RFID tag NFC Forum type V with I2C interface, fast transfer mode and energy harvesting|
|ST25R3911B||NFC / HF RFID Reader IC|
|ST21NFCD||NFC Controller supporting Active Load Modulation booster|
Wireless Transceivers, MCUs and Modules
|BlueNRG-1||Bluetooth Low Energy System On Chip|
|BlueNRG-2||Bluetooth® low energy wireless system-on-chip|
|SPBTLE-RF0||Very low power module for Bluetooth Smart v4.1|