MasterGaN family extended for asymmetrical topologies
Building upon the advantages of STMicroelectronics’ MasterGaN platform, MasterGaN2 is the first in the new family to contain two asymmetric gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors, delivering an integrated GaN solution suited to soft-switching and active-rectification converter topologies.
STMicro appoints Rajita D’Souza as President, CHRO
STMicroelectronics has announced the appointment of Rajita D’Souza as President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility (CHRO). Effective Jan 1st, 2021, she reports directly to Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO and is a member of ST’s Executive Committee.
STM32WL LoRa-compatible wireless SoC family available
STMicroelectronics has expanded availability of its STM32WL long-range sub-GHz wireless system-on-chip (SoC) family, adding flexible configurations and package options for diverse mass-market applications. The SoC ICs connect devices to LoRa-based Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs), the STM32WL series lets users create Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that are compact, energy efficient, and reliable.
Advanced automated test cell for IC testing
Advantest and STMicroelectronics have announced that they have jointly developed an advanced, fully-automated final-test cell system that improves overall equipment efficiency and quality in semiconductor test and packaging operations. The pilot system has been deployed at ST’s back-end fab in Muar, Malaysia.
STM32 wireless microcontroller module boosts IoT design
STMicroelectronics has announced that it is offering a solution to accelerate the market introduction of new Bluetooth LE and 802.15.4 based IoT devices with a miniature, ready-to-use STM32 wireless microcontroller (MCU) module.
STMicro and Schneider partner on carbon neutrality
STMicroelectronics has selected Schneider Electric as a strategic partner to support its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2027. Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, will support ST in this next stage of its ongoing efforts to reduce its global environmental footprint.
FreeRTOS thread-aware debug added to STM32CubeIDE
STMicroelectronics has added support for FreeRTOS thread-aware debugging to its STM32CubeIDE development environment, giving users more power to complete their projects quickly and easily. Support for efficient RTOS development helps handle the growing complexity of today’s embedded systems that combine sophisticated features such as cybersecurity, wireless connectivity, user-interface graphics, and multiple operating modes.
STMicroelectronics joins Ultra Wide Band Alliance
STMicroelectronics has joined the Ultra Wide Band Alliance (UWBA) as a Promoter Class Member, accepting a seat on the Board of Directors. The Alliance’s mission is focused on advocating a favourable regulatory environment to promote ultra-wideband (UWB) technology innovation and growth.
STMicroelectronics to be carbon neutral by 2027
STMicroelectronics has announced its goal to become carbon neutral by 2027, the earliest date anticipated for any semiconductor company globally.
Boost for devices leveraging STM32Cube ecosystem
STMicroelectronics has signed an agreement with Microsoft to simplify and accelerate the development of smart-appliance controllers and other Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices leveraging STM32Cube ecosystem.
TSV792 signal conditioning with precision op amp
STMicroelectronics’ TSV792 dual five volts operational amplifier (op amp) combines 50MHz gain-bandwidth with precision attributes including low input offset voltage and extremely low input voltage noise of just 6.5nV/√Hz.
Sensor solutions collaboration for next-gen applications
STMicroelectronics has announced that it is extending its sensor technologies by developing innovative software sensor solutions using technology from Qualcomm Technologies, through the Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem program.
Motor-control designs for low-voltage applications
STMicroelectronics has created an integrated three-phase half-bridge driver IC with performance optimised for low-voltage industrial applications up to 75V, delivering a space-efficient and power-saving solution to control three-phase brushless motors in e-bikes, power tools, pumps, fans, light machinery, gaming consoles, and other equipment.
Simplified development of cordless power tools
Aiding the development of home and garden cordless power tools, STMicroelectronics has introduced two new plug-and-play boards for controlling three-phase brushless motors powered by up to 56V Li-ion batteries.
Compact 60V DC/DC buck converters for extra flexibility
The STMicroelectronics L7983 is a compact, three to 60V, 300mA synchronous DC/DC buck converter with flexible, dynamic-mode selection to satisfy noise-sensitive applications and maximise efficiency at light load.
Partnership advances adoption of piezoelectric MEMS
STMicroelectronics has announced a collaboration with A*STAR’s IME, a research institute in Singapore, and ULVAC, a Japanese manufacturing-tool vendor, to jointly setup and operate an eight-inch (200mm) R&D line focused on piezoelectric MEMS technology within ST’s existing manufacturing facility in Singapore.
Highly integrated offline converter in VIPerPlus family
The latest addition to the VIPerPlus series, the VIPer31 compact high-voltage converter IC from STMicroelectronics enables robust power-converter solutions that deliver excellent reliability and meet energy-saving eco-design norms, while saving bill-of-materials (BoM) costs.
Joint laboratory for intelligent agricultural equipment
ST Microelectronics and YTO Group Corporation, a Chinese provider of agricultural and construction machinery, have announced an agreement to establish a joint laboratory in YTO’s Research Institute of Intelligence and Information in Luoyang, Henan province. The lab will focus on the research and development of electronic solutions for engine, vehicle, and agricultural controls in tractors.
Amazon-qualified reference design MCUs for Alexa products
STMicroelectronics has released an Amazon-qualified reference design package for smart connected devices leveraging Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Integration for AWS IoT Core, which can be used to create Alexa Built-in products using simple microcontrollers (MCUs).
Space-qualified highly integrated point-of-load converter
STMicroelectronics has added a QML-V qualified 7A DC/DC point-of-Load converter to its growing portfolio of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) integrated power products that deliver high power efficiency to satisfy the most demanding space applications.