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An electric forklift is a battery-operated truck with forks that can lift and move heavy loads. It is typically used in warehouses, logistics depots, or for loading and unloading materials and goods from transport vehicles.

The powertrain and the hydraulic system actuating the lifting mechanism rely typically on a permanent-magnet DC motor (PMDC) controlled by the associated high-power low-voltage inverters which represents the heart of the on-board electronics in a forklift.

Our offer includes an extensive range of 32-bit STM32 microcontrollers, our STripFET™ F7 series of low-voltage MOSFETs together with high-performance operational amplifiers and comparators, switching and linear regulators and a comprehensive range of software and hardware evaluation tools to help reduce development time and cost to help in building scalable, high-efficiency drive solutions for forklifts and other vehicles used to lift and move materials. 

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EVAL6491HB Demonstration board for L6491 gate driver with smart shut down feature Quick view

Key Features

  • High voltage rail up to 600 V
  • dV/dt immunity: 50 V/ns in full temperature range
  • Driver current capability: 4 A source/sink
  • Comparator for fault protections
  • Smart shutdown function
  • Integrated bootstrap diode
  • Adjustable deadtime
  • Interlocking function
  • Switching times 15 ns rise/fall with 1 nF load
  • 3.3 V, 5 V TTL/CMOS inputs with hysteresis
  • Compact and simplified layout
  • Bill of material reduction
  • Effective fault protection
  • Flexible, easy and fast design

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EVALSTDRV600HB8 Demonstration board kit for L638xE and L639x high-voltage gate drivers Quick view

Key Features

  • Half-bridge configuration
  • High voltage rail up to 600 V
  • Includes samples of each compatible gate driver in SO8 package
    • L6385E, L6387E, L6388E, L6389E,
    • L6395, L6398, L6399
  • Compatible with MOSFETs/IGBTs in
    • DPAK, D2PAK, TO-220, TO-220FP
  • dV/dt transient immunity ± 50 V/ns in full temperature range
  • Integrated bootstrap diode
  • Dedicated high- and low-side driving inputs
  • Compact and simplified layout
  • Gate drivers in the kit features different functionalities and characteristics
    • UVLO on both - high-side and low-side
    • Internal deadtime, or no deadtime
    • Interlocking for anti cross-conduction protection
    • Ability to drive asymmetrical half-bridges and switched reluctance motors
    • Active high or active low LIN for single input gate driving

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Part Number
EVAL6491HB

Demonstration board for L6491 gate driver with smart shut down feature

Key Features

  • High voltage rail up to 600 V
  • dV/dt immunity: 50 V/ns in full temperature range
  • Driver current capability: 4 A source/sink
  • Comparator for fault protections
  • Smart shutdown function
  • Integrated bootstrap diode
  • Adjustable deadtime
  • Interlocking function
  • Switching times 15 ns rise/fall with 1 nF load
  • 3.3 V, 5 V TTL/CMOS inputs with hysteresis
  • Compact and simplified layout
  • Bill of material reduction
  • Effective fault protection
  • Flexible, easy and fast design

Show More

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Schematics BOM Gerber
EVALSTDRV600HB8

Demonstration board kit for L638xE and L639x high-voltage gate drivers

Key Features

  • Half-bridge configuration
  • High voltage rail up to 600 V
  • Includes samples of each compatible gate driver in SO8 package
    • L6385E, L6387E, L6388E, L6389E,
    • L6395, L6398, L6399
  • Compatible with MOSFETs/IGBTs in
    • DPAK, D2PAK, TO-220, TO-220FP
  • dV/dt transient immunity ± 50 V/ns in full temperature range
  • Integrated bootstrap diode
  • Dedicated high- and low-side driving inputs
  • Compact and simplified layout
  • Gate drivers in the kit features different functionalities and characteristics
    • UVLO on both - high-side and low-side
    • Internal deadtime, or no deadtime
    • Interlocking for anti cross-conduction protection
    • Ability to drive asymmetrical half-bridges and switched reluctance motors
    • Active high or active low LIN for single input gate driving

Show More

FEATURED RESOURCES

Schematics BOM Gerber
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Presentations & Training Material

    • Description Version Size Action
      An introduction to electric motors 1.0
      2.23 MB
      PDF

      An introduction to electric motors

Publications and Collaterals

    • Description Version Size Action
      Motor Control Reference Guide 15.10
      2.61 MB
      PDF

      Motor Control Reference Guide

Development Tools

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      Protection product finder application for Android and iOS

      Thyristor product finder application for Android and iOS

      IGBT product finder application for Android and iOS

      Operational amplifier and comparator application for smartphones and tablets

      Linear and switching voltage regulators and voltage reference applications for smartphones and tablets

      VIPower smart product finder application for Android and iOS

Embedded Software

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      ST PowerStudio dynamic electrothermal simulation software for power devices

Mobile Applications

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      MOSFET product finder application for Android and iOS

      Diode product finder application for Android and iOS

eDesignSuite

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