ST's powertrain ICs cover a variety of functions including voltage regulators, sensor interfaces, and load or motor drivers, which are the building blocks of typical Engine Control Units (ECU) found in a vehicle's main applications (engine management systems, transmission control systems, alternator regulators, etc.).
Different levels of integration can be achieved in order to accomplish the best tradeoff among flexibility, cost, space and performance.
Keeping with the electrification of the powertrain domain for next-generation hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), ST has further extended its portfolio with a new family of Automotive Battery Management ICs, offering the state-of-the art of ASSP battery monitoring and protection chips for high-reliability automotive applications and energy storage systems.
BCD, IGBT and SiC silicon technologies allowing the combination of digital, analog and power components are the key implementation enabler along with the large package portfolio with several pin-counts and power dissipation options.
In addition, ST offers a range of evaluation boards and software to help developers find the best solution for their application.