Arc welding is an assembling process that joins metal parts by causing their fusion through high-current flowing through the electrode and the base material. The current, either DC or AC, is generated by a specifically designed high-frequency inverter switched mode power supply (SMPS) usually based on half-bridge, full-bridge, and two-transistor forward topologies.
The main requirements in an SMPS for welding are high efficiency and reliability as well as power density to enable lighter and more compact designs.
We have a range of power MOSFETS and diodes – both Si and SiC based for higher efficiency – and IGBTs as well as galvanically isolated gate drivers and high-performance 32-bit STM32 microcontrollers to enable compact designs with higher efficiency.
|ST-DIODE-FINDER||ST||Diode product finder application for Android and iOS|
|ST-IGBT-FINDER||ST||IGBT product finder application for Android and iOS|
|ST-MCU-FINDER||ST||STM32 and STM8 product finder for mobile devices and desktops|
|ST-MOSFET-FINDER||ST||MOSFET product finder application for Android and iOS|
|C-Driver-MEMS||ST||Standard C platform-independent drivers for MEMS motion and environmental sensors|
|IIS2MDC||High accuracy, ultra-low-power ,3-axis digital output magnetometer|
|LIS3MDL||3-axis MEMS magnetic field sensor, digital output, I2C, SPI, low power mode, high performance|
|A7985A||2 A step-down switching regulator for automotive applications|
|A7986A||3 A step-down switching regulator for automotive applications|
|L6399||High voltage high and low-side driver|
|L6491||High voltage high and low-side 4 A gate driver|
|L6985F||38 V 500 mA synchronous step-down switching regulator with 30 uA quiescent current|
|L6986||38 V 2 A synchronous step-down switching regulator with 30 uA quiescent current|
|L6986F||38 V 1.5 A synchronous step-down switching regulator with 30 uA quiescent current|
|L7987||61 V 3 A asynchronous step-down switching regulator with adjustable current limitation|
|L7987L||61 V 2 A asynchronous step-down switching regulator with adjustable current limitation|
|ST1S14||Up to 3 A step down switching regulator|
|STGAP1AS||Automotive galvanically isolated single gate driver|
|STGAP2S||Galvanically isolated 4 A single gate driver|