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 addition, they are becoming increasingly more connected to exploit the opportunities offered by cloud connectivity and mobile apps that monitor things like the refrigerator's food content humidity and temperature.
To help design efficient motor control solutions for the various types of motors found in these appliances (e.g. 3-phase brushless, universal, etc.), ST offers a wide range of STM32 microcontrollers, power MOSFETs, IGBTs and intelligent power modules (IPMs), triacs and AC switches together with high-voltage gate drivers, as well as a complete set of hardware and software evaluation and development tools.
ST also 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 refrigerators and freezers.
Imaging and Photonics Solutions
|VL53L0X||World smallest Time-of-Flight (ToF) ranging sensor|
|VL53L1X||Long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST FlightSense technology|
|VL6180X||Proximity sensor, gesture and ambient light sensing (ALS) module|
MEMS and Sensors
|HTS221||Capacitive digital sensor for relative humidity and temperature|
|IIS2DH||3-axis digital accelerometer, ultra low-power high performance MEMS motion sensor|
|IIS2MDC||High accuracy, ultra-low-power ,3-axis digital output magnetometer|
|STLM20||Analog temperature sensor, ultra-low current 2.4 V, high precision|
|STTS751||2.25 V low-voltage local digital temperature sensor|
|ST25DV64K||64-Kbit Dynamic NFC/RFID tag NFC Forum type V with I2C interface, fast transfer mode and energy harvesting|
|L6399||High voltage high and low-side driver|
|STD5N60DM2||N-channel 600 V, 1.38 Ohm typ., 3.5 A MDmesh DM2 Power MOSFET in a DPAK package|
|STD6N60DM2||N-channel 600 V, 0.95 Ohm typ., 5 A MDmesh DM2 Power MOSFET in a DPAK package|
|STD7N60DM2||N-channel 600 V, 0.78 Ohm typ., 6 A MDmesh DM2 Power MOSFET in a DPAK package|
|STD8N60DM2||N-channel 600 V, 550 mOhm typ., 8 A MDmesh DM2 Power MOSFET in a DPAK package|