Those of us who have a garden or pool know that the pleasure of enjoying them could be significantly enhanced if tedious tasks like cutting grass or cleaning the pool could be spared. Increasingly popular, manufacturers have been designing a multitude of task-specific robots that are busy making people's lives more convenient and comfortable.
The challenge for developers is that even simple robots, such as those used to clean pools or mow lawns, require sophisticated solutions to be aware of the environment in which they operate and be energy efficient to reduce the size and weight of the batteries they depend on.
ST offers a range of motor control devices – including Power MOSFETs, IGBTs and intelligent power modules as well as gate drivers and monolithic motor drivers to suit any kind of motor from stepper to BLDC PMSM. We also have a wide selection of power management ICs, MEMS sensors and time-of-flight long-distance ranging sensors, and connectivity solutions that together with an extensive portfolio of 8-bit STM8 and 32-bit STM32 microcontrollers can help design more energy-efficient, connected and intelligent appliances.