Consumers are increasingly demanding more engaging user experiences when performing even the most trivial tasks at home when interacting with a range of small appliances, including kitchen aids or microwave ovens, up to sophisticated robotic aids. With this in mind, manufacturers are continuously striving to design and develop new features to keep pace with users expectations in term of ease of use and convenience: kitchen aids that fetch the recipe-of-the-day, coffee machines that remember your tastes and brew a perfect beverage, robot vacuum cleaners that learn the house layout and clean it safely and autonomously.
Air Quality within a home or commercial building can be far worse than that outdoors as there might be higher concentrations of Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), carbon dioxide (CO2) and monoxide (CO) and particles. Monitoring those parameters as we
A coffee machine can be a surprisingly high-tech appliance, featuring an elegant touchscreen and a combination of high-pressure water pumps, grinders and solenoid actuated valves, which must all be highly efficient and run quietly during the preparat
Vacuum cleaner technology has evolved such that the vacuums of today have greater suction power than their predecessors, while being smaller, lighter and quieter. They are also more energy efficient, a key factor for battery-powered models in particu
The key component of a microwave oven is the microwave generator, also called a magnetron, which is based on a high-frequency resonant power converter that drives a transformer followed by a voltage multiplier bridge to generate the high voltage (sev
Multifunction food processors, or robot kitchen aids, perform a set of functions including mincing, chopping, and grating vegetables, extracting juice and cutting or grinding fish and meats, and some can also mix and cook to complete a recipe to perf
Robot vacuum cleaners are amazing pieces of technology. These cordless, battery-operated devices can complete their mission autonomously by moving along the floor, detecting obstacles and surface variations, and returning to the charging station to p
ST offers a range of motor control devices – including Power MOSFETs and IGBTs as well as gate drivers and monolithic motor drivers to suit any kind of motor from stepper to BLDC PMSM. We also have a wide selection of AC-DC converters, MEMS sensors and time-of-flight long-distance ranging sensors, and connectivity solutions that together with an extensive portfolio of 8-bit STM8 and 32-bit STM32 microcontrollers can help design more energy-efficient, high power density, connected and intelligent appliances.
In addition, we provide a comprehensive set of hardware and software evaluation and development tools to help reduce time to market and development costs.