Consumers are increasingly demanding more engaging user experiences when performing even the most trivial tasks at home when interacting with a range of small appliances, including kitchen aids or microwave ovens, up to sophisticated robotic aids. With this in mind, manufacturers are continuously striving to design and develop new features to keep pace with users expectations in term of ease of use and convenience: kitchen aids that fetch the recipe-of-the-day, coffee machines that remember your tastes and brew a perfect beverage, robot vacuum cleaners that learn the house layout and clean it safely and autonomously.
ST offers a range of motor control devices – including Power MOSFETs and IGBTs 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 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.