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Gas Metering

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Key Products
A smart gas meter not only measures gas flow but use wireless communication to connect to local or wide area networks allowing infrastructure maintenance, remote location monitoring and automatic billing. It also has leakage and shock detection systems that can greatly increase safety by detecting emergency situations and enabling the immediate and remote cutting of the gas flow in case of seismic activity or gas leakage. Smart gas meters are powered by batteries, and thus low-power devices play a crucial role in defining system configurations.

Our products and solutions

ST supports designers with our unique system-level application know-how and a compelling portfolio of semiconductor products, evaluation boards and software development kits to overcome the design challenges posed by smart gas meter applications. 

Our ultra-low-power sub-GHz RF communication solutions support all major protocols: long-range – including WM-BUS and proprietary LPWAN protocols such as LoRa and Sigfox – and short-range such as dual NFC/RFID interface tags and ultra-low-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and 802.15.4 system-on-chips. Together with ultra-low-power STM8L or STM32L microcontrollers, our solutions help applications meet the battery lifetime expectancy needed in smart gas meters.

eDesignSuite

eDesignSuite is a comprehensive set of easy-to-use design-aid utilities ready to help you streamline the system development process with a wide range of ST products.

Power Management Design Center

Choose design tool:

Power Supply Design Tool

SMPS design, by topology, by type and by product
PFC design with analog and digitial control
Supports various PCB configurations
Choose type:
DC/DC
AC/DC
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LED Lighting Design Tool

Handles AC-DC and DC-DC design in common topologies
Displays interactive and annotated schematic
Provides current/voltage graphs, Bode plots, efficiency curves and power-loss data
Choose type:
DC/DC
AC/DC

Digital Power Workbench

Provides a step-by-step optimized design of power section and control loop
Generates the STM32Cube embedded software package for custom applications and allows firmware project generation, compatible with multiple STM32 IDEs

Power Tree Designer

Specify input/output power for each node in the tree
Check for consistency
Design each individual node