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Industrial Drones

Overview
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Tools and Software
HW Evaluation Tools
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Key Products
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, come in a variety of sizes according to the tasks they’re designed for ranging from mini-drones that fit in the palm of your hand to professional and commercial versions capable of carrying substantial payloads or taking still pictures or videos for entertainment or surveillance purposes. Read more

Challenges in drone design

The biggest challenge in industrial drone design is to meet flying time and payload targets. This requires a balanced mechanical and electronic design with the best trade-off in regards to the number of propellers, battery capacity and weight as well as sensing and connectivity capabilities. 

This is where the on-board electronics – typically split into a Flight Control Unit (FCU), Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) driving the propellers and the on-board camera and gimbal control – can make the difference.

Our products and solutions

We offer motor control solutions for ESC and gimbal control as well as high-performance FCU designs. In addition to power MOSFETs, monolithic motor drivers and high-performance STM32 microcontrollers, our portfolio includes a full range of motion, environmental and ranging sensors and connectivity solutions as well as ready-to-use reference designs for developing industrial drones with the best possible flight performance for the targeted application.

All tools & software

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      STSW-FCU001

      Active

      Reference design firmware for mini drones

      Evaluation Tool Software ST
      STSW-FCU001

      Description:

      Reference design firmware for mini drones
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      C-Driver-MEMS

      Active

      Standard C platform-independent drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors

      Drivers for MEMS ST
      C-Driver-MEMS

      Description:

      Standard C platform-independent drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors

      LinuxDriverIIO

      Active

      Linux device drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors (Industrial I/O framework)

      Drivers for MEMS ST
      LinuxDriverIIO

      Description:

      Linux device drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors (Industrial I/O framework)

      LinuxDriverInput

      Active

      Linux device drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors (Input framework)

      Drivers for MEMS ST
      LinuxDriverInput

      Description:

      Linux device drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors (Input framework)
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      Description
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      STSW-ESC001V1

      Active

      Sensorless FOC reference design firmware for STEVAL-ESC001V1

      Motor Control IC Software ST
      STSW-ESC001V1

      Description:

      Sensorless FOC reference design firmware for STEVAL-ESC001V1
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      ST_BLE_DRONE

      Active

      Drone remote controller app for Android

      Wireless Connectivity Software ST
      ST_BLE_DRONE

      Description:

      Drone remote controller app for Android

All Hardware Evaluation Tools

    • Part Number
      Description
      Core product
      Tool Type
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      X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1

      Active

      Three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN830 for STM32 Nucleo

      STSPIN830 STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1
      Active

      Three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN830 for STM32 Nucleo

      X-NUCLEO-IHM17M1

      Active

      Low voltage three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN233 for STM32 Nucleo

      - STM32 ODE Move-Actuate HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IHM17M1
      Active

      Low voltage three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN233 for STM32 Nucleo

      X-NUCLEO-IKS02A1

      Active

      Motion MEMS and microphone MEMS expansion board for STM32 Nucleo

      ISM330DHCX STM32 ODE Sense HW ST
      X-NUCLEO-IKS02A1
      Active

      Motion MEMS and microphone MEMS expansion board for STM32 Nucleo

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      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

      STEVAL-DRONE01

      Active

      Mini drone kit with flight controller unit, motors, propellers, frame and battery

      - Sensor Solution Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-DRONE01
      Active

      Mini drone kit with flight controller unit, motors, propellers, frame and battery

      STEVAL-ESC001V1

      Active

      Electronic speed controller reference design for drones

      L6398 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-ESC001V1
      Active

      Electronic speed controller reference design for drones

      STEVAL-ESC002V1

      Active

      Electronic Speed Controller reference design based on STSPIN32F0A

      STSPIN32F0A 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-ESC002V1
      Active

      Electronic Speed Controller reference design based on STSPIN32F0A

      STEVAL-FCU001V1

      Active

      Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones

      - Sensor Solution Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-FCU001V1
      Active

      Flight controller unit evaluation board for toy drones

      STEVAL-ISA055V1

      Active

      0.7 A / 1.2 V synchronous buck converter with enable function based on the ST1S12XX

      - DC-DC Converter -
      STEVAL-ISA055V1
      Active

      0.7 A / 1.2 V synchronous buck converter with enable function based on the ST1S12XX

      STEVAL-ISA141V1

      Active

      2 A, 2 MHz, Vout = 3.3 V, high-efficiency dual-mode buck-boost DC-DC converter based on the STBB3J

      STBB3J PSU and Converter Solution Eval Boards -
      STEVAL-ISA141V1
      Active

      2 A, 2 MHz, Vout = 3.3 V, high-efficiency dual-mode buck-boost DC-DC converter based on the STBB3J

      STEVAL-LDO001V1

      Active

      Quad high performance LDO evaluation board based on LDBL20, LDLN025, LD39130S and STLQ020

      LDBL20 PSU and Converter Solution Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-LDO001V1
      Active

      Quad high performance LDO evaluation board based on LDBL20, LDLN025, LD39130S and STLQ020

      STEVAL-MIC001V1

      Active

      Microphone coupon board based on the MP34DT05-A digital MEMS

      MP34DT05-A Audio IC Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MIC001V1
      Active

      Microphone coupon board based on the MP34DT05-A digital MEMS

      STEVAL-MKI139V5

      NRND

      Microphone coupon board based on the MP23AB01DH fully differential analog MEMS microphone

      MP23AB01DH Audio IC Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI139V5
      NRND

      Microphone coupon board based on the MP23AB01DH fully differential analog MEMS microphone

      STEVAL-MKI141V2

      Active

      HTS221 humidity sensor adapter board for standard DIL24 socket (full pinout)

      HTS221 MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI141V2
      Active

      HTS221 humidity sensor adapter board for standard DIL24 socket (full pinout)

      STEVAL-MKI182V1

      NRND

      ISM330DLC adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      ISM330DLC MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI182V1
      NRND

      ISM330DLC adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      STEVAL-MKI184V1

      Active

      ISM303DAC adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      ISM303DAC MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI184V1
      Active

      ISM303DAC adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      STEVAL-MKI185V1

      Active

      IIS2MDC adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      IIS2MDC MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI185V1
      Active

      IIS2MDC adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      STEVAL-MKI217V1

      Active

      Adapter board for standard DIL24 socket based on LSM6DSOX and LIS2MDL in sensor hub mode

      LSM6DSOX MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI217V1
      Active

      Adapter board for standard DIL24 socket based on LSM6DSOX and LIS2MDL in sensor hub mode

      STEVAL-SPIN3204

      Active

      Six-step brushless motor driver evaluation board for applications based on the STSPIN32F0B BLDC controller

      STSPIN32F0B 3-Phase Motors (PMSM, BLDC, ACIM) ST
      STEVAL-SPIN3204
      Active

      Six-step brushless motor driver evaluation board for applications based on the STSPIN32F0B BLDC controller