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10 most popular products of 2015

Posted: 22 Dec 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IoT  Internet of Things  4K  Windows 10  cloud 

The Internet of Things (IoT) has proven to be one of the main drivers of innovation for many companies in the semiconductor industry today. Many products such as starter kits, microcontrollers and gateways have been developed to support the nascent IoT.

However, there are other devices and solutions developed in 2015 that are not IoT-related. Automotive and power are two sectors with some of the most innovative products announced this year. Single-board computers, headed by Raspberry Pi, also showed great improvements in terms of capacity and size.

EE Times India reviewed some of the biggest products developed by semiconductor companies in 2015 and picked 10 that made the strongest impression to our readers.

Smart motor driver boosts industrial automation

STMicroelectronics debuted its powerSTEP driver, an integrated stepper-motor driver system-in-package that offers up to 500W/cm2 power density at the PCIM Europe 2015.

The 14mm x 11mm system-in-package integrates control circuitry and complete power stage for driving the motor. It powers applications requiring up to 10A and 85V, such as in motor-control ICs used in industrial applications like automated machinery, industrial sewing machines, stage lighting, surveillance systems and home automation.

The power stage consists of eight MOSFETs with low internal resistance (RDS(ON)) of just 16mΩ typical, which maximises energy efficiency and minimises heat dissipation to simplify thermal management. The integrated control IC includes an intelligent motion engine to perform calculations normally executed in the main system microcontroller, which gives engineers extra freedom when selecting the microcontroller, and helps simplify software and firmware design.

Users benefit from the flexibility to use ST's patented voltage-mode motor control, which allows super-smooth and quiet motion with high position accuracy, or to use an advanced current-mode with predictive control and adaptive decay algorithm when required. Resolution of 128 microsteps per step is comparable with the best stepper-motor controllers being used today.


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