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Gaming and XR controllers and peripherals

A gaming setup includes gaming consoles, VR headsets, gaming controllers, and external electronic devices such as gamepads, steering wheels, joysticks, keyboards, gaming mouses, and similar pointing devices. Game consoles have been evolving continuously since their first introduction. TV game consoles offer large screen gaming experiences and have the processing power to ensure highly immersive gaming sessions. With continuous technological advancement, portable consoles are now also able to render cutting-edge video games.

Gaming controllers

  A game controller is a human interface device (HID) to allow users to interact with the video game world. The controller device is designed to register user inputs and actions, transmit them to a game console and in return receive commands from the
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On today’s computers, keyboards connect with the host most often via a wireless connection and offer a growing number of alternative text-input methods – including microphones – in addition to the classical key matrix. We have a range of wireless con
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A computer mouse is very often connected wirelessly – as an alternative to the classical USB cable – to the host and thus it needs to be battery operated with all the associated challenges in terms of battery duration. We have a range of wireless con
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Key challenges

Gaming product designers often need to manage the following aspects:

  • Seamless wireless connections
  • Energy efficient devices for long operation
  • High processing performance
  • Low in-game latency

Our products and solutions

ST answers these challenges by providing a wide range of innovative products to the market. Our highly optimized and low-power Time of Flight sensors and accelerometers enable accurate sensing features associated with in-game interactivity, and our leading-edge environmental sensors such as gyroscopes, temperature sensors, and ambient light sensors enable highly accurate interaction with the immediate environment.
ST NFC and BLE product portfolios enable secure and reliable wireless connection to remote controllers, smartphones, and many other devices.
In addition, our expertise in power management enables efficient energy provisioning in a slim form factor.
ST also offers a large range of ESD protections to cover many use cases, including USB, HDMI, and SD card protection and other dedicated protection devices to ensure safe and sustainable designs.