Making IndustrySmarter

What isSmart Industry?

“Smart Industry” is an (r)evolution that builds on many technology advances over the past decades but which will fundamentally change the way factories and workplaces function. “Smart” means doing things more efficiently, more flexibly and in a more environmentally friendly manner while creating a safer workplace for the people working there.

Read: "The future of manufacturing" from the life.augmented blog

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Todays factory robots are the engines of industrial process automation

New types of robots will be designed to work alongside people in factories in a collaborative manner taking advantage of the best of human and machine intelligence and capabilities to optimize manufacturing processes and increase quality. These new collaborative robots will work in direct interaction with people with a high level of safety measures built in. ST provides solutions to enable this.

Solutions
Three-phase motor control evaluation board

The STEVAL-IHM023V3 is a universal, fully evaluated and populated design consisting of a three-phase inverter bridge based on STMicroelectronics’ 600 V IGBT STGP10H60DF in a TO-220 package mounted on a heatsink, and the L6390 high-voltage high-side and low-side driver featuring an integrated comparator for hardware protection features such as over-current and over-temperature. Learn more »

Motor Control Software Development Kit

ST’s STM32 offers the performance of the industry-standard Cortex®-M core at the service of vector (or field-oriented) control (FOC) algorithms, widely used in high-performance drives. The STM32 PMSM FOC SDK (STSW-STM32100), which includes the PMSM FOC FW library and ST MC Workbench, allows the user to evaluate the STM32 performance in applications driving single or dual Field Oriented Control of 3-phase Permanent Magnet motors (PMSM, BLDC). Learn more »

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Products
Gyroscope for industrial applications

The I3G4250D is a low-power 3-axis angular rate sensor able to provide unprecedented stability at zero-rate level and sensitivity over temperature and time. Learn more »

Three axis accelerometer

The IIS328DQ is an ultra-low-power high-performance 3-axis linear accelerometer with a digital serial interface, SPI or I2C compatible. Learn more »

Proximity and ranging sensors

ST has developed and patented its own technology, called FlightSenseTM, using Time-of-Flight (ToF) principle in order to propose new generation of high-accuracy proximity sensors. Learn more »

Intelligent power modules

ST’s intelligent power modules (IPMs) provide a direct connection between a low-voltage microcontroller and a mains-powered electric motor.  Learn more »

High-performance MCUs

Taking advantage of ST’s ART Accelerator™ as well as an L1 cache, STM32F7 microcontrollers deliver the maximum theoretical performance of the Cortex-M7 core. Learn more »

Video
Smart Industry by ST
Resources
Motor Control Reference Guide

Programmable Logic Controllers are at the heart of the smart factory.

They are designed for fast and reliable real-time processing of a large number of inputs and outputs.  ST supplies resilient solutions that lie at the core of the PLC, providing processing, communication and safe interfacing to the variety of sensors and actuators on the factory floor.

Solutions
8-channel digital output evaluation board

The STEVAL-IFP015V2 demonstration board works in combination with the STEVAL-PCC009V2 or STEVAL-PCC009V1 interface board to allow evaluation of all the features of the ISO8200B device. A large GND area on the printed circuit board has been designed to minimize noise effects and ensure good thermal performance. Learn more »

IO-Link master evaluation board

The STEVAL-IDP004V1 is developed to create a multi-port master d based on serial asynchronous communication to support the IO-Link protocol. Each node is equipped with an industrial M12 connector (as required by the standard) for connection with a single slave node using a cable 20 meter long; the wire is a normal three-pole: one for the IO-Link bus, one for the L+ line (positive supply voltage pole) and one for the L- line (negative supply voltage pole). Learn more »

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Products
IO-Link transceivers

ST’s L6360 and L6362A enable a master and device solution for IO-Link and general-purpose (SIO-mode) transceivers via a single 3-wire connection (PHY2) supporting COM1 (4.8 kbaud), COM2 (38.4 kbaud) and COM3 (230.4 kbaud) modes. Learn more »

Galvanic isolated 8-channel driver

The ISO8200BQ is a galvanic isolated 8-channel driver featuring a very low supply current. It contains 2 independent galvanic isolated voltage domains (Vcc for the power stage and Vdd for the digital stage). Learn more »

Step-down monolithic switching regulator

The L7987L device is a step-down monolithic switching regulator able to deliver up to 2 A DC. The output voltage adjustability ranges from 0.8 V to almost VIN. The embedded switchover feature on the VBIAS pin maximizes the efficiency at light load. Learn more »

Digital input current limiter

The SCLT3 series provides an 8-line protected digital input termination with serialized state transfer. This device enhances the I/O module density by cutting the dissipation (78 mW per input) and reducing the count of opto-transistors.  Learn more »

High-performance MCUs

STM32F7 microcontrollers deliver the maximum theoretical performance of the Cortex-M7 core, regardless if code is executed from embedded Flash or external memory. Learn more »

Learning
STM32F7 online training

ST offers a full range of training courses in both ePresentation and PDF format for the STM32F7 series of High Performance MCUs. These courses provide helpful instructions and specific information on how to design applications that take advantage of the STM32F7’s performance capabilities.

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L6360 and L6362A: I/O-Link master and device ICs

A smart way to drive industrial sensors and actuators (Video) Learn more »

Functional safety manual for STM32 microcontrollers

How to achieve IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level (SIL2/3) certification with STM32. Learn more »

Resources
Factory Automation and Control brochure

Chasing Higher Power density and efficiency is business as usual for power designers.

In an industrial environment reliability and dependability are added challenges. ST  offers comprehensive power analog and digital solutions for either off-line conversion or post regulation over a wide range of power ratings.

Solutions
Evaluation kit for STNRGPF01

The EVAL-IPFC01V1 is a 3 kW interleaved PFC board kit based on the STNRGPF01 three-channel interleaved CCM PFC digital controller. The kit is composed of the following three boards:

  • STEVAL-IPFC01P1 (power board)
  • STEVAL-IPFC01C1 (control board)
  • STEVAL-IPFC01A1 (adapter board)

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Step down DC-DC converter

60Vin 3.3 Vout/3 A high efficiency step down DC-DC converter based on the L7987  Learn more »

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Products
Digital controller

The STNRGPF01 is a digital controller designed specifically for interleaved PFC boost topologies and intended for use in high power applications.  Learn more »

SiC MOSFET and diodes

ST’s portfolio of silicon carbide devices includes 650 / 1200 V SiC MOSFETs featuring the industry’s highest junction temperature rating of 200 °C for more efficient and simplified designs Learn more »

Galvanically isolated single gate driver

The STGAP1AS is a galvanically isolated single gate driver for N-channel MOSFETs and IGBTs with advanced protection, configuration and diagnostic features.  Learn more »

High-Voltage op amps

ST’s 10 to 36 V series of high-voltage op amps offers many possible combinations of power consumption and gain bandwidth, allowing customers to get the best performance for the appropriate accuracy.  Learn more »

High-voltage AC-DC converters

The VIPerPlus series of high-voltage converters combines an 800 V avalanche-rugged MOSFET with a leading-edge PWM controller.  Learn more »

Tutorials and tools
Webinar

Replay the “Intelligent power switches & motor control solutions for 12V/24V DC systems webinar” Learn more »

From our blog

The PFC Digital Controller with a Touch of Analog and a GUI Learn more »

eDesign comprehensive tool suite

eDesignSuite is an easy-to-use comprehensive software suite ready to help customers define their needs by transforming their application requirements into satisfactory solutions based on the wide range of ST products. Learn more »

Resources
Power management brochure