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Body Control Module (BCM)

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Body control modules (BCM) depend on highly reliable electronic components to monitor and control a wide variety of car body, security and convenience functions.

A growing number of dedicated BCMs

Due to the increasing complexity, vehicles often have multiple BCMs, each dedicated to a specific sub-system, including: 

  • Lighting control: including incandescent, HID, Xenon, LED lamps and their related diagnostics monitoring (over-load and over-temperature protection, bulb outage detection, etc.); 
  • Motor control drivers for mirrors, wiper, windows, seat position, dome, locks, and climate control; 
  • Security control for immobilizer and NFC keyless entry systems. 

To reduce the weight and size of these systems, relays are increasingly being replaced by integrated power devices with embedded diagnostics.

Our products and solutions

ST offers a complete range of automotive-grade SPC5 32-bit microcontrollers, diodes and protection ICs, MEMS and sensors, and serial EEPROMs as well as secure element and eSIM solutions.

eDesignSuite

eDesignSuite is a comprehensive set of easy-to-use design-aid utilities ready to help you streamline the system development process with a wide range of ST products.

Thermal-electrical Simulators for Components

Power Management Design Center

Choose design tool:

AC Switches Simulator

Select ratings and application waveforms
Get junction temperature and blocking voltage graphs
Search and sort suitable devices

Rectifier Diodes Simulator

Select ratings and application waveforms
Estimate power losses
Search and sort suitable devices

STPOWER Studio

Supports long mission profiles
Provides power loss and temperature graphs
Helps define heatsink thermal properties

Twister Sim

Help select the right ViPOWER Automotive power device
Supports load-compatibility, wiring harness optimization, fault condition impact and diagnostic analysis
Supports various PCB configurations

TVS Simulator

Specify system ratings and surge waveform
Search and sort suitable devices
Choose design tool:

Power Supply Design Tool

SMPS design, by topology, by type and by product
PFC design with analog and digitial control
Supports various PCB configurations
Choose type:
DC/DC
AC/DC
Solar Battery Charger

LED Lighting Design Tool

Handles AC-DC and DC-DC design in common topologies
Displays interactive and annotated schematic
Provides current/voltage graphs, Bode plots, efficiency curves and power-loss data
Choose type:
DC/DC
AC/DC

Digital Power Workbench

Provides a step-by-step optimized design of power section and control loop
Generates the STM32Cube embedded software package for custom applications and allows firmware project generation, compatible with multiple STM32 IDEs

Power Tree Designer

Specify input/output power for each node in the tree
Check for consistency
Design each individual node

All Hardware Evaluation Tools

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      VN7003AH Evaluation Board

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      VN7003AH Evaluation Board

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      VN7007AH Evaluation Board

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      VN7007AH Evaluation Board

      EV-VN7010AJ

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      VN7010AJ Evaluation Board

      - Automotive IC Eval Boards ST
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      VN7010AJ Evaluation Board

      EV-VNH7040AY

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      VNH7040AY Evaluation Board

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      VNH7040AY Evaluation Board

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      VNH7070AS Evaluation board

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      VNH7070AS Evaluation board

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      VNH7100BAS Evaluation board

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      VNH7100BAS Evaluation board

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      Evaluation sample box

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      Evaluation sample box

      SAMPLES-AUTOPMIC

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      Automotive Voltage Regulators & System Basis Chip Evaluation Tool

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      SAMPLES-AUTOPMIC
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      Automotive Voltage Regulators & System Basis Chip Evaluation Tool

      SPC5-EV-ADIS

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      Adapter board

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      SPC5-EV-ADIS
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      Adapter board

      SPC56D-Discovery

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      Discovery Kit for SPC56 D line - with SPC56D40L1 MCU

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      SPC56D-Discovery
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      Discovery Kit for SPC56 D line - with SPC56D40L1 MCU

      SPC582B-DIS

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      Discovery Kit for SPC58 2B line

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      SPC582B-DIS
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      Discovery Kit for SPC58 2B line

      SPC58EC-DISP

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      Discovery Kit for SPC58EC - C line

      - SPC5 Automotive MCU Eval Tools ST
      SPC58EC-DISP
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      Discovery Kit for SPC58EC - C line

      SPC58NG-DISP

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      Discovery Kit for SPC58NG - G line

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      SPC58NG-DISP
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      Discovery Kit for SPC58NG - G line

      STEVAL-MKI109V3

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      Professional MEMS tool: ST MEMS adapters motherboard based on the STM32F401VE and compatible with all ST MEMS adapters

      STM32F401VE MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI109V3
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      Professional MEMS tool: ST MEMS adapters motherboard based on the STM32F401VE and compatible with all ST MEMS adapters

      STEVAL-MKI110V1

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      AIS328DQ adapter board for standard DIL24 socket

      AIS328DQ MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards -
      STEVAL-MKI110V1
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      AIS328DQ adapter board for standard DIL24 socket

      STEVAL-MKI125V1

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      A3G4250D adapter board for standard DIL 24 socket

      A3G4250D MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI125V1
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      A3G4250D adapter board for standard DIL 24 socket

      STEVAL-MKI158V1

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      AIS3624DQ adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      AIS3624DQ MEMS Motion Sensor Eval Boards ST
      STEVAL-MKI158V1
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      AIS3624DQ adapter board for a standard DIL24 socket

      VIP-M07-ADIS

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      M0-7 DISCOVERY

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      VIP-M07-ADIS
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      M0-7 DISCOVERY