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Heat Metering

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Tools and Software
HW Evaluation Tools
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Key Products
Heat metering systems, also called as thermal energy meters, are typically used in multi-residential buildings to optimally allocate heating costs based on usage. They measure the heat consumption of individual residences by measuring the heated water flow. Measurement data is then transferred wirelessly to the central unit. Thermal energy meters are powered by batteries, and thus low-power devices play an important 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 heat metering applications. The combination of ultra-low-power STM32L microcontrollers with ultra-low-power RF sub-GHz circuits help ensure the most stringent battery lifetime expectancy. Our RF product family includes sub-GHz RF transceivers supporting WM-BUS and proprietary mesh protocols as well as dual-interface NFC/RFID interface tags for device pairing.

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