A reference guide
High efficiency, reduced noise, extended lifetime, rapid time to market. And all at optimum cost. This is the challenge currently facing the many industries which use electric motors. Today, the demand for electronic motor control is increasing rapidly, not only in the automotive and computer peripherals markets, but also in industrial applications and home appliances such as heating and ventilation systems, power tools, vacuum cleaners and white goods. All these mass-market applications need cost-effective solutions without compromising reliability. STMicroelectronics was among the first to recognize this trend and today offers a full range of components for optimizing motor control systems. Whatever motor technology you use, this reference guide will help you to make the right choice of components.
ST supplies 8 and 16-bit microcontrollers which meet the performance requirements for controlling electric motors in various applications. The ST6 family for example, targets cost-sensitive universal and single-phase induction motor applications, where speed control can be enhanced using the ST7 MCU. The ST7 family, built around an industry standard architecture, also addresses threephase brushless synchronous motor applications via a dedicated peripheral. The ST9’s 8/16-bit register file architecture enables efficient scalar control of three-phase induction motors, while the 16-bit ST10 allows vector control. ST52 8-bit products also include a dedicated fuzzy logic core. All families and products are supported by a comprehensive range of emulators, development kits, programmers and demonstration boards, plus an integrated development environment, C compilers, and graphical design aids. FLASH, OTP, EPROM and ROM versions are available.
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