STMicroelectronics is exhibiting at electronica China 2021.
Under the theme of “Our technology starts with You,” ST will showcase its products and solutions for Smart Mobility, Power & Energy Management, and IoT & 5G.
Smart Mobility: At electronica China 2021, ST will display XPeng P7, a smart electric-vehicle sports sedan from China’s leading NEV car maker XPeng.
The XPeng P7 features ST’s advanced multi-function L9788 vehicle control unit (VCU), the first CAN-FD transceiver in a U-chip solution with the highest functional-safety level compliance, which brings benefits such as Bill of Material (BOM) cost saving, reduced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) area, high integration and reliability, sensor interface, and multichannel configurable HS/LS drivers.
ST can also provide a complete VCU solution based on the L9788 and high-performance 32-bit MCUs together with CAN transceivers and ESD protection to support the customer’s product design.
ST will also display an advanced SiC (silicon carbide) traction-inverter solution with a software resolver decoder that helps customers shorten development cycle-time; an innovative all-in-one OLED / LED driving solution that supports 32 channels and integrates a CAN-FD Light interface for distributed tail-light control architecture, and a 2-wheeler digital-cluster demo that allows evaluation of graphic performance and connectivity capabilities of the STA1095 car-infotainment microprocessor and encourages fast prototyping of digital-cluster applications to reduce time to market.
Power & Energy Management: ST’s MasterGaN is an advanced power device that integrates a gate driver and two enhancement-mode GaN transistors in a half‑bridge configuration.
The combination accelerates the creation of next-generation compact and efficient chargers and power adapters for consumer and industrial applications up to 400W.
At electronica China 2021, ST will be introducing its MasterGAN family including MASTERGAN1, MASTERGAN2, and MASTERGAN4, which is being exhibited for the first time in China.
Today’s GaN market is typically served by discrete power transistors and driver ICs that require designers to optimize each for best performance.
ST’s MasterGaN approach bypasses that challenge, resulting in faster time to market and excellent performance, together with a smaller footprint, simplified assembly, and increased reliability with fewer components.
With GaN technology and the advantages of ST’s integrated products, these devices can cut the size of chargers and adapters up to 80% and weight by as much as 70% compared with ordinary silicon-based solutions.
In addition to Power and Energy solutions, ST will also showcase its applications in Automation (Smart Home lighting-control system based on BLE and KNX TP communication) and Motor Control (treadmill demo).
The treadmill demo system adopts the STSPIN32F0601 motor controller to simplify high-voltage PCB layout and adopts ST advanced sensor FOC algorithm to achieve high-precision speed-stabilizing motor control. The motor control can reduce vibration and running noise to improve application performance.
IoT & 5G: ST will also introduce a Power-over-Ethernet (POE) wireless webcam with the ST60A2 RF 60GHz millimeter-wave transceiver at electronica China. Its connector technology is a very power-efficient wireless 60GHz link with a high data rate, eliminating the need for physical cables and connectors for short-range, point-to-point communications.
The ST60A2G0 offers best-in-class wireless performance with transfer speeds up to 6.25 Gbit/s, along with very low power consumption. Its unmatched efficiency, very small form factor and innovative architecture are designed to optimize system bill-of-materials, making it ideally suited for a wide range of applications including personal electronics, industrial, and computers and peripherals.