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Large Appliances

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Today's consumers are increasingly looking for more sustainable and eco-friendly appliances, especially when considering the purchase of fridges, washing machines and dryers as they use consume fairly large amounts of resources – electricity, water and chemicals.

Dishwasher

Dishwashers today must be able to clean dishes more effectively while consuming ever lower levels of energy, water and detergent - all while reducing noise levels. Moreover, complex features such as connectivity are increasingly required in these app
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Dryer

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 co
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Induction Cooking

Induction cooking ranges must be efficient, safe and provide friendly user interfaces. Resonant-switching topologies are typically used for the power converter in these appliances, as they also help achieve lower levels of electro-magnetic interferen
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Kitchen Hoods

Kitchen range hoods, once an appliance performing only basic ventilation functionality, have today become an iconic center of kitchens design. They still must ensure powerful ventilation to remove smoke and odors from the air effectively, but now als
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Refrigerators and Freezers

For refrigerators and freezers, like all major appliances, energy efficiency and noiseless operation are key design considerations. But unlike other appliances, they are required to operate continuously making efficiency even more important.  In addi
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Washing Machines

The washing machine – sometimes combined with dryer - is the home appliance with perhaps the longest development history, with commercial models introduced as far back as the mid 1850’s! Today they are required to clean more effectively while consumi
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The environmental challenge

Due to their non-negligible environmental footprint, more and more international, national and local initiatives as well as consumer awareness groups are forcing manufacturers to develop innovative energy-saving solutions for their products. 

On the other hand, consumers demand more engaging and higher quality user experiences. The massive computational capability given by microcontrollers, together with accurate and multidimensional sensing capabilities and new algorithms, domestic appliances aim for perfection in preserving food as fresh as the first day, wash laundry without damaging your clothes, cook at perfectly stable temperatures and in the shortest time, etc. Moreover, another major concern for consumers is ensuring that appliances benefit from the latest safety features and ensure smooth, noiseless operation.

Our products and solutions

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 including power factor correction and PWM controllers and AC-DC converters, 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, high power density, connected and intelligent appliances. 

In addition, we provide a comprehensive set of hardware and software evaluation and development tools to help reduce time to market and development costs.