Motor Control news from STMicroelectronics – 18 May 2017

Affordable, easy-to-use solution for portable motor driving applications

The X-NUCLEO-IHM11M1 is a low-voltage 3-phase brushless DC motor driver expansion board for STM32 Nucleo based on the STSPIN230. It provides an affordable and easy-to-use solution for the implementation of portable motor driving applications such as thermal printers, robotics and toys. The X-NUCLEO-IHM11M1 is compatible with the Arduino UNO R3 connector and most STM32 Nucleo boards. The board is designed for 6-step and FOC algorithms.

 

Tiny 2.6 A brushed DC motor driver extends runtime of battery-powered devices

The latest addition to ST’s family of tiny, low-voltage, energy-efficient motor drivers for battery-powered portable and wearable applications, the STSPIN250 integrates a full MOSFET bridge and fixed off-time PWM current controller in a tiny 3 x 3 mm QFN package. It operates from a supply voltage as low as 1.8 V and enables power savings thanks to the best-in-class standby current consumption of less than 80 nA. The high output current capability allows use in low- to medium-power applications.

 

Add spin to your battery-operated connected object

Designed around the STSPIN250, the STM32 Nucleo low-voltage brush DC motor driver expansion board (X-NUCLEO-IHM13A1) provides an affordable and easy-to-use solution for implementing motor control designs in portable applications such as POS terminals, printers, small robots and toys. Used together with the STM32Cube expansion software package (X-CUBE-SPN13), you can make the motor in your own project spin in minutes.

 

Evaluate ST’s complete solution with Wi-Fi for driving 3D printers

The STEVAL-3DP001V1 is a complete solution for driving all 3D printers including Delta models requiring more complex computation. Ideal for both beginners and experienced users, this autonomous solution can be used with a software interface or with custom firmware. Designed to drive 3D printers providing several axes (6 motors), several extruders (1 to 3), and multi-zone heating beds (1 to 3), it features integrated Wi-Fi connectivity for use with a smart device.

 

STM32 MCU technical resource hub for PMSM Motor Control

On a single page, developers can now find all the STM32-based design resources to get their motor control and drive projects off to a quick start: Software Development Kit, firmware, motor control kits, evaluation boards and related documentation. Specifically targeting field-oriented control (FOC) algorithms for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM), these resources will help you get your motor control design quickly up and spinning.

 

STSPIN32F0: Integrated solution for 3-phase BLDC motors

This blog post details, with the help of a video, this new generation STSPIN BLDC driver IC that embeds an STM32 32-bit microcontroller along with a triple half-bridge gate driver to drive the power stage.