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ST, a pioneer in the field of motor and motion control, offers a wide range of motor drivers covering the requirements of brushed DC motors, stepper motors and brushless DC motors over an extensive range of voltage and current ratings.

Our line-up of STSPIN motor drivers embeds all the functions needed to drive motors efficiently and with the highest accuracy, and include an advanced motion profile generator to relieve the host microcontroller, while ensuring robustness and reliability thanks to a comprehensive set of protection and diagnostic features.

Operating from a supply voltage as low as 1.8 V, the portfolio has been extended with the introduction of low-voltage STSPIN motor drivers which enable power savings in battery-powered smart devices thanks to the best-in-class standby current of less than 80 nA.

The benefit of our 10 and 15 year longevity program is available for our industrial grade STSPIN motor drivers.

STSPIN motor drivers


Stepper motor drivers

Stepper motor drivers

Scalable and robust stepper motor drivers, featuring accurate positioning and smooth motion profile with up to 256 micro-steps per step.

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Brushed DC motor drivers

Brushed DC motor drivers

Simple, reliable and cost-effective solution to drive one or more brushed DC motors over a wide current and voltage range.

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Brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers

Brushless DC motor drivers

Extensive diagnostics and fully-protected to reduce the number of external components, cost and complexity.

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Gate Drivers


IGBT and MOSFET gate drivers

IGBT MOSFET drivers

Include integrated high-voltage half-bridge, single and multiple low-voltage gate drivers.

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A complete ecosystem is provided to support design-in and shorten time-to-market

Designing motor control applications becomes much easier with the outstanding performance, features and full support of STSPIN motor driver ICs that make brushed DC, stepper and brushless motor control designs more efficient in a variety of applications.

A wide range of evaluation boards is provided, together with low-cost plug-and-play discovery kits: an ideal development tool for both beginners and experienced users that is autonomous and can be used with a software interface or with a custom firmware thanks to the embedded microcontroller.

Schematics, BOMs and gerber files are available to give you a headstart with your hardware design together with comprehensive technical documentation.
Software suites are also provided to enable quick and easy development of motor driving solutions.

In addition, STSPIN motor drivers can be easily evaluated in combination with an STM32 32-bit microcontroller in an open, flexible and affordable development environment to enable fast prototyping that can quickly be transformed into final designs.

The comprehensive development environment includes:

  • STM32 Nucleo development boards with a comprehensive range of affordable development boards for all STM32 microcontroller series.
  • STM32 Nucleo expansion boards based on STSPIN motor drivers, the expansion boards can be plugged on top of the STM32 Nucleo development boards. More complex functionalities can be achieved by stacking additional expansion boards.

The expansion boards are equipped with standardized interconnections such as an Arduino Uno R3 connector or a morpho connector for a higher level of connectivity.
Each expansion board is supported by STM32-based software modules.

Featured Products

Compact STSPIN Motor Drivers for Low- to Mid-Power Applications

STSPIN820-STSPIN830-STSPIN840

ST has extended its portfolio of STSPIN monolithic motor drivers with the introduction of STSPIN8 series, that simplify design solutions and boosts motor efficiency thanks to its wide application range from 7 to 45 V, the standby mode in idle state, its RDS(ON) as low as 500 mΩ, a full set of integrated protection functions, all in a compact 4 x 4 mm QFN package.

STSPIN8 series includes:

  • STSPIN820: advanced 256-microstep stepper motor driver with step-clock and direction interface
  • STSPIN830: versatile three-phase BLDC motor driver with dedicated Mode input pin
  • STSPIN840: compact dual brushed DC motor driver with dedicated parallel input pin
    • Combining the NUCLEO-L053R8 and the X-NUCLEO-IHM04A1 expansion board (based on the L6206, DMOS dual full bridge driver IC) the user can evaluate a dual brush DC motor drive  (to drive dual bipolar DC or quad unipolar DC motors). 
      Solution Components
      Part Number Description Status Core Products Price (US$)*
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      X-NUCLEO-IHM04A1

      Key features

      • Voltage range from 8 V to 50 V max.
      • Phase current up to 2.8 A r.m.s.
      • Direct output driving
      • Mounting position for shunt resistors available
      • Undervoltage lockout
      • Programmable high side overcurrent protection
      • Thermal protection shutdown
      • Compatible with Arduino UNO R3 connector
      • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
      • RoHS compliant

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      Dual brush DC motor driver expansion board based on L6206 for STM32 Nucleo
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      L6206 12.25 Buy now
      NUCLEO-L053R8

      Key features

      • Common features
        • STM32 microcontroller in LQFP64 package
        • 1 user LED shared with Arduino™
        • 1 user and 1 reset push-buttons
        • 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator
        • Board connectors:Arduino™ Uno V3 expansion connectorST morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
        • Flexible power-supply options: ST-LINK, USB VBUS or external sources
        • On-board ST-LINK debugger/programmer with USB re-enumeration capability: mass storage, Virtual COM port and debug port
        • Comprehensive free software libraries and examples available with the STM32Cube MCU Package
        • Support of a wide choice of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) including IAR™, Keil® and GCC-based IDEs
      • Board-specific features
        • External SMPS to generate Vcore logic supply
        • 24 MHz HSE
        • Board connectors:External SMPS experimentation dedicated connectorMicro-AB or Mini-AB USB connector for the ST-LINKMIPI® debug connector
        • Arm® Mbed Enabled™ compliant

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      STM32 Nucleo-64 development board with STM32L053R8 MCU, supports Arduino and ST morpho connectivity
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      STM32L053R8 12.74 Buy now
      X-CUBE-SPN4

      Key features

      • Driver layer for complete management of the L6206 dual DMOS full bridge driver
      • Example implementation to control one bidirectional brush DC motor or 4 unidirectional brush DC motors
      • Easy portability across different MCU families, thanks to STM32Cube
      • Free user-friendly license terms

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      X-CUBE-SPN4
      X-CUBE-SPN4
      Dual brush DC motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube
      Active
      -
      Software
      Part Number General Description Software Version Supplier GitHub link Download
      X-CUBE-SPN4 Dual brush DC motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube 1.5.0 ST -
      X-NUCLEO-IHM04A1

      Description:

      Dual brush DC motor driver expansion board based on L6206 for STM32 Nucleo

      Price (US$)*

      12.25

      Key features

      • Voltage range from 8 V to 50 V max.
      • Phase current up to 2.8 A r.m.s.
      • Direct output driving
      • Mounting position for shunt resistors available
      • Undervoltage lockout
      • Programmable high side overcurrent protection
      • Thermal protection shutdown
      • Compatible with Arduino UNO R3 connector
      • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
      • RoHS compliant

      Show more

      NUCLEO-L053R8

      Description:

      STM32 Nucleo-64 development board with STM32L053R8 MCU, supports Arduino and ST morpho connectivity

      Price (US$)*

      12.74

      Key features

      • Common features
        • STM32 microcontroller in LQFP64 package
        • 1 user LED shared with Arduino™
        • 1 user and 1 reset push-buttons
        • 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator
        • Board connectors:Arduino™ Uno V3 expansion connectorST morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
        • Flexible power-supply options: ST-LINK, USB VBUS or external sources
        • On-board ST-LINK debugger/programmer with USB re-enumeration capability: mass storage, Virtual COM port and debug port
        • Comprehensive free software libraries and examples available with the STM32Cube MCU Package
        • Support of a wide choice of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) including IAR™, Keil® and GCC-based IDEs
      • Board-specific features
        • External SMPS to generate Vcore logic supply
        • 24 MHz HSE
        • Board connectors:External SMPS experimentation dedicated connectorMicro-AB or Mini-AB USB connector for the ST-LINKMIPI® debug connector
        • Arm® Mbed Enabled™ compliant

      Show more

      X-CUBE-SPN4

      Description:

      Dual brush DC motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      Price (US$)*

      -
      Software

      Key features

      • Driver layer for complete management of the L6206 dual DMOS full bridge driver
      • Example implementation to control one bidirectional brush DC motor or 4 unidirectional brush DC motors
      • Easy portability across different MCU families, thanks to STM32Cube
      • Free user-friendly license terms

      Show more

      IMAGE

      X-CUBE-SPN4
      X-CUBE-SPN4
      Part Number General Description Software Version Supplier GitHub link Download
      X-CUBE-SPN4 Dual brush DC motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube 1.5.0 ST -
    • Combining the X-NUCLEO-IHM06A1   (expansion board based on the STSPIN220) with the NUCLEO-L053R8, the user can evaluate a low voltage stepper motor drive  for motors from 1.8V to 10V. 

       STSPIN220 is able to operate in low voltage (battery) environments, allowing zero consumption states. The device implements current control with fixed OFF time and a maximum 1/256 microstep resolution.

      Solution Components
      Part Number Description Status Core Products Price (US$)*
      Order / Download
      X-NUCLEO-IHM06A1

      Key features

      • Low voltage range: 1.8 to 10 V
      • Microstep adjustment up to the 256th step
      • Phase current: up to 1.3 ARMS
      • Current control with adjustable off-time
      • Full protection overcurrent and short circuit protection
      • Thermal shutdown
      • Compatible with Arduino UNO R3 connector
      • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
      • RoHS compliant

      Show more

      Low voltage stepper motor driver expansion board based on the STSPIN220 for STM32 Nucleo
      Active
      STSPIN220 9.80 Buy now
      NUCLEO-L053R8

      Key features

      • Common features
        • STM32 microcontroller in LQFP64 package
        • 1 user LED shared with Arduino™
        • 1 user and 1 reset push-buttons
        • 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator
        • Board connectors:Arduino™ Uno V3 expansion connectorST morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
        • Flexible power-supply options: ST-LINK, USB VBUS or external sources
        • On-board ST-LINK debugger/programmer with USB re-enumeration capability: mass storage, Virtual COM port and debug port
        • Comprehensive free software libraries and examples available with the STM32Cube MCU Package
        • Support of a wide choice of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) including IAR™, Keil® and GCC-based IDEs
      • Board-specific features
        • External SMPS to generate Vcore logic supply
        • 24 MHz HSE
        • Board connectors:External SMPS experimentation dedicated connectorMicro-AB or Mini-AB USB connector for the ST-LINKMIPI® debug connector
        • Arm® Mbed Enabled™ compliant

      Show more

      STM32 Nucleo-64 development board with STM32L053R8 MCU, supports Arduino and ST morpho connectivity
      Active
      STM32L053R8 12.74 Buy now
      X-CUBE-SPN6

      Key features

      • A driver layer for complete management of the STSPIN220 (low voltage stepper motor driver) device integrated in the X-NUCLEO-IHM06A1 expansion board
      • Read and write of the device parameters; GPIO, PWM and IRQ configuration; micro-stepping, direction position, speed, acceleration, deceleration and torque controls; automatic full-step switch management; high impedance or hold stop mode selection; enable and standby management
      • fault interrupts handling
      • Sample single, low voltage, stepper motor control application
      • osxMotionFX (iNEMOEngine PRO) real-time motion sensor data fusion (under OPEN.MEMS license) to combine the output from multiple MEMS sensors.
      • Easy portability across different MCU families, thanks to STM32Cube
      • Free, user-friendly license terms

      Show more

      IMAGE

      X-CUBE-SPN6
      X-CUBE-SPN6
      Low voltage stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube
      Active
      -
      Software
      Part Number General Description Software Version Supplier GitHub link Download
      X-CUBE-SPN6 Low voltage stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube 1.4.0 ST -
      X-NUCLEO-IHM06A1

      Description:

      Low voltage stepper motor driver expansion board based on the STSPIN220 for STM32 Nucleo

      Price (US$)*

      9.80

      Key features

      • Low voltage range: 1.8 to 10 V
      • Microstep adjustment up to the 256th step
      • Phase current: up to 1.3 ARMS
      • Current control with adjustable off-time
      • Full protection overcurrent and short circuit protection
      • Thermal shutdown
      • Compatible with Arduino UNO R3 connector
      • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
      • RoHS compliant

      Show more

      NUCLEO-L053R8

      Description:

      STM32 Nucleo-64 development board with STM32L053R8 MCU, supports Arduino and ST morpho connectivity

      Price (US$)*

      12.74

      Key features

      • Common features
        • STM32 microcontroller in LQFP64 package
        • 1 user LED shared with Arduino™
        • 1 user and 1 reset push-buttons
        • 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator
        • Board connectors:Arduino™ Uno V3 expansion connectorST morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
        • Flexible power-supply options: ST-LINK, USB VBUS or external sources
        • On-board ST-LINK debugger/programmer with USB re-enumeration capability: mass storage, Virtual COM port and debug port
        • Comprehensive free software libraries and examples available with the STM32Cube MCU Package
        • Support of a wide choice of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) including IAR™, Keil® and GCC-based IDEs
      • Board-specific features
        • External SMPS to generate Vcore logic supply
        • 24 MHz HSE
        • Board connectors:External SMPS experimentation dedicated connectorMicro-AB or Mini-AB USB connector for the ST-LINKMIPI® debug connector
        • Arm® Mbed Enabled™ compliant

      Show more

      X-CUBE-SPN6

      Description:

      Low voltage stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

      Price (US$)*

      -
      Software

      Key features

      • A driver layer for complete management of the STSPIN220 (low voltage stepper motor driver) device integrated in the X-NUCLEO-IHM06A1 expansion board
      • Read and write of the device parameters; GPIO, PWM and IRQ configuration; micro-stepping, direction position, speed, acceleration, deceleration and torque controls; automatic full-step switch management; high impedance or hold stop mode selection; enable and standby management
      • fault interrupts handling
      • Sample single, low voltage, stepper motor control application
      • osxMotionFX (iNEMOEngine PRO) real-time motion sensor data fusion (under OPEN.MEMS license) to combine the output from multiple MEMS sensors.
      • Easy portability across different MCU families, thanks to STM32Cube
      • Free, user-friendly license terms

      Show more

      IMAGE

      X-CUBE-SPN6
      X-CUBE-SPN6
      Part Number General Description Software Version Supplier GitHub link Download
      X-CUBE-SPN6 Low voltage stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube 1.4.0 ST -

Extend the Runtime of Your Battery-Powered Applications

STSW-SPIN002

Evaluation software with graphical user interface for STSPIN motor driver ICs

X-NUCLEO expansion boards and X-CUBE software

X-NUCLEO-IHM06A1

Low voltage stepper motor driver expansion board based on the STSPIN220 for STM32 Nucleo

X-CUBE-SPN6

Low voltage stepper motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

X-NUCLEO-IHM11M1

Low voltage three-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN230 for STM32 Nucleo

X-CUBE-SPN11

Low voltage three-phase brushless DC motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

X-NUCLEO-IHM12A1

Low voltage dual brush DC motor driver expansion board based on STSPIN240 for STM32 Nucleo

X-CUBE-SPN12

Low voltage dual brush DC motor driver software expansion for STM32Cube

Other Getting Started Resources

STSW-SPINDISC01

STSPIN Discovery boards firmware

STSW-SPIN002

Evaluation software with graphical user interface for STSPIN motor driver ICs

STEVAL-PCC009V2

IBU Motor Control & IPS universal interface

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