In addition to drying more quickly and effectively, clothes dryers today must also consume less energy and keep noise levels as low as possible while ensuring greater safety. Connectivity is also increasingly required to enable home automation and control through the cloud and mobile apps, and a user-friendly interface is needed to make them easier to use.
To help design efficient motor control solutions for the various types of motors found in these appliances (e.g. 3-phase brushless, universal, actuators, etc.), ST offers a wide range of STM32 microcontrollers, power MOSFETs, IGBTs and intelligent power modules (IPMs), triacs, diodes and AC switches together with high-voltage gate drivers, as well as a complete set of hardware and software evaluation and development tools.
In addition, ST has a broad range of advanced MEMS motion and environmental sensors, as well as wired and wireless connectivity solutions, to help in the design of connected, efficient and user-friendly clothes dryers.