From drills and screwdrivers to more complex intelligent wrenches or garden tools either powered by the AC's main power supply or by batteries in cordless equipment, electrical power tools include many different devices for DIY enthusiasts or professionals.
Depending on the type of equipment and its expected performance, power tools can use a brushed DC, 3-phase BLDC or induction motor. The electronic components inside power tools need to be robust, provide high power efficiency to ensure a long device lifetime - especially in cordless designs - and include new features such as motion sensing and wireless connectivity to enhance tool usability.
ST's offering provides motor control solutions to fit the different types of motors and power ratings found in power tools including:
Get to know STSPIN32F0 Advanced brushless DC motor drivers with embedded 32-bit MCU