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Bipolar Stepper Motor

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In bipolar stepper motors, current can flow in both directions; a full-bridge converter is required to drive each of the two windings of a two-phase motor. During motion, the type of electronic control (full step, half step, microstepping) and the resulting phase current waveform impact the vibration level, the acoustic noise, motion smoothness and sensitivity to resonances.   Read more

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ST fully supports all of these configurations with monolithic motor driver ICs (embedding digital controllers, power devices and protection functions), and for higher power, with a controller + MOSFET combination approach.

All tools & software

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      Description
      Type
      Supplier

      STSW-STM32018

      Active

      Driving bipolar stepper motors using a medium-density STM32F103xx microcontroller (AN2820)

      STM32 Standard Peripheral Library Expansion ST
      STSW-STM32018

      Description:

      Driving bipolar stepper motors using a medium-density STM32F103xx microcontroller (AN2820)

      X-CUBE-SPN1

      Active

      Stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      STM32Cube Expansion Packages ST
      X-CUBE-SPN1

      Description:

      Stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      X-CUBE-SPN2

      Active

      Two axes stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      STM32Cube Expansion Packages ST
      X-CUBE-SPN2

      Description:

      Two axes stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      X-CUBE-SPN3

      Active

      High power stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      STM32Cube Expansion Packages ST
      X-CUBE-SPN3

      Description:

      High power stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      X-CUBE-SPN5

      Active

      Bipolar stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      STM32Cube Expansion Packages ST
      X-CUBE-SPN5

      Description:

      Bipolar stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

All Hardware Evaluation Tools

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      X-NUCLEO-IHM03A1

      Active

      High power stepper motor driver expansion board based on powerSTEP01 for STM32 Nucleo

      powerSTEP01 STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM03A1
      Active

      High power stepper motor driver expansion board based on powerSTEP01 for STM32 Nucleo

      X-NUCLEO-IHM05A1

      Active

      Bipolar stepper motor driver expansion board based on L6208 for STM32 Nucleo

      L6208 STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM05A1
      Active

      Bipolar stepper motor driver expansion board based on L6208 for STM32 Nucleo

      X-NUCLEO-IHM14A1

      Active

      Stepper motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN820 for STM32 Nucleo

      STSPIN820 STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM14A1
      Active

      Stepper motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN820 for STM32 Nucleo

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      AEK-MOT-SM81M1

      Active

      Stepper motor driver evaluation board based on the L99SM81V for automotive applications

      L99SM81V Automotive IC Eval Boards ST
      AEK-MOT-SM81M1
      Active

      Stepper motor driver evaluation board based on the L99SM81V for automotive applications

      EVAL-L9942

      Active

      Evaluation board for L9942XP microstepping fully integrated motor driver

      - Automotive IC Eval Boards -
      EVAL-L9942
      Active

      Evaluation board for L9942XP microstepping fully integrated motor driver

      EVAL-L99SM81V

      Proposal

      L99SM81V EVALUATION BOARD

      L99SM81V Automotive IC Eval Boards -
      EVAL-L99SM81V
      Proposal

      L99SM81V EVALUATION BOARD

      EVAL6393FB

      Active

      Low voltage full bridge reference design board featuring L6393 advanced high-voltage gate driver

      L6393 Brushed Motors -
      EVAL6393FB
      Active

      Low voltage full bridge reference design board featuring L6393 advanced high-voltage gate driver

      EVAL6491HB

      Active

      Demonstration board for L6491 gate driver with smart shut down feature

      L6491 Brushed Motors -
      EVAL6491HB
      Active

      Demonstration board for L6491 gate driver with smart shut down feature

      EVAL6494L

      Active

      Demonstration board for L6494L gate driver

      - Brushed Motors ST
      EVAL6494L
      Active

      Demonstration board for L6494L gate driver

      EVAL6498L

      Active

      Evaluation board for the L6498L gate driver

      - Brushed Motors ST
      EVAL6498L
      Active

      Evaluation board for the L6498L gate driver

      EVALSTDRV600HB8

      Active

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

      L6385E , L6395 Brushed Motors ST
      EVALSTDRV600HB8
      Active

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

      EVALSTGAP1AS

      Active

      STGAP1AS evaluation board

      STGAP1AS Brushed Motors ST
      EVALSTGAP1AS
      Active

      STGAP1AS evaluation board

      STEVAL-3DP001V1

      NRND

      Evaluation board for 3D printer

      - Computer and Peripherals Solution Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-3DP001V1
      NRND

      Evaluation board for 3D printer

      STEVAL-ETH001V1

      Active

      Servo drive solution for multi-axial position control with Ethernet real-time

      STDRIVE101 Communication and Connectivity Solution Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-ETH001V1
      Active

      Servo drive solution for multi-axial position control with Ethernet real-time

      STM32072B-EVAL

      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F072VB MCU

      STM32F072VB STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM32072B-EVAL
      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F072VB MCU

      STM3210E-EVAL

      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F103Zx MCU

      STM32F103ZE STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM3210E-EVAL
      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F103Zx MCU

      STM3220G-EVAL

      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F207IG MCU

      STM32F207IG STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM3220G-EVAL
      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F207IG MCU

      STM32303E-EVAL

      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F303VE MCU

      STM32F303VE STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM32303E-EVAL
      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32F303VE MCU

      STM3240G-EVAL

      NRND

      Evaluation board with STM32F407IG MCU

      STM32F407IG STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM3240G-EVAL
      NRND

      Evaluation board with STM32F407IG MCU

      STM32446E-EVAL

      NRND

      Evaluation board with STM32F446ZE MCU

      STM32F446ZE STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM32446E-EVAL
      NRND

      Evaluation board with STM32F446ZE MCU

      STM32L476G-EVAL

      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32L476ZG MCU

      STM32L476ZG STM32 Eval Boards ST
      STM32L476G-EVAL
      Active

      Evaluation board with STM32L476ZG MCU