STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will exhibit at electronica China 2021 (14-16 April). Under the theme of “Our technology starts with You,” ST will showcase its industry-leading products and solutions for Smart Mobility, Power & Energy Management, and IoT & 5G.
Smart Mobility: At electronica China 2021, ST will display XPeng P7, a smart electric-vehicle sports sedan from China’s leading NEV car maker XPeng. The XPeng P7 features ST’s advanced multi-function L9788 vehicle control unit (VCU), the first CAN-FD transceiver in a U-chip solution with the highest functional-safety level compliance, which brings benefits such as Bill of Material (BOM) cost saving, reduced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) area, high integration and reliability, sensor interface, and multichannel configurable HS/LS drivers. ST can also provide a complete VCU solution based on the L9788 and high-performance 32-bit MCUs together with CAN transceivers and ESD protection to support the customer’s product design.
ST will also display an advanced SiC (silicon carbide) traction-inverter solution with a software resolver decoder that helps customers shorten development cycle-time; an innovative all-in-one OLED / LED driving solution that supports 32 channels and integrates a CAN-FD Light interface for distributed tail-light control architecture, and a 2-wheeler digital-cluster demo that allows evaluation of graphic performance and connectivity capabilities of the STA1095 car-infotainment microprocessor and encourages fast prototyping of digital-cluster applications to reduce time to market.
Power & Energy Management: ST’s MasterGaN is an advanced power device that integrates a gate driver and two enhancement-mode GaN transistors in a half‑bridge configuration. The combination accelerates the creation of next-generation compact and efficient chargers and power adapters for consumer and industrial applications up to 400W. At electronica China 2021, ST will be introducing its MasterGAN family including MASTERGAN1, MASTERGAN2, and MASTERGAN4, which is being exhibited for the first time in China.
Today’s GaN market is typically served by discrete power transistors and driver ICs that require designers to optimize each for best performance. ST’s MasterGaN approach bypasses that challenge, resulting in faster time to market and excellent performance, together with a smaller footprint, simplified assembly, and increased reliability with fewer components. With GaN technology and the advantages of ST’s integrated products, these devices can cut the size of chargers and adapters up to 80% and weight by as much as 70% compared with ordinary silicon-based solutions.
In addition to Power and Energy solutions, ST will also showcase its innovative applications in Automation (Smart Home lighting-control system based on BLE and KNX TP communication) and Motor Control (treadmill demo). The treadmill demo system adopts the highly integrated STSPIN32F0601 motor controller to simplify high-voltage PCB layout, and adopts ST advanced sensor FOC algorithm to achieve high-precision speed-stabilizing motor control. The motor control can reduce vibration and running noise to improve application performance.
IoT & 5G: ST will also introduce a Power-over-Ethernet (POE) wireless webcam with the ST60A2 RF 60GHz millimetre-wave transceiver at electronica China. Its connector technology is a very power-efficient wireless 60GHz link with a high data rate, eliminating the need for physical cables and connectors for short-range, point-to-point communications. The ST60A2G0 offers best-in-class wireless performance with transfer speeds up to 6.25 Gbit/s, along with very low power consumption. Its unmatched efficiency, very small form factor and innovative architecture is designed to optimize system bill-of-materials, making it ideally suited for a wide range of applications including personal electronics, industrial, and computers and peripherals.
At the ST booth, visitors can also experience a technology demonstration of face detection and identification using convolutional neural networks (AI) running on an STM32H7 microcontroller. The demo enrols users directly on the demo board and eliminates the need to connect to the Cloud.
To demonstrate its full spectrum of IoT & 5G solutions, ST will also display the extreme low-power STM32U5 IoT Kit Security Camera demo; STM32MP1 Motor Control demo; IoT secure cloud connection solution to AWS based on STSAFE-A110, and many other solutions.
Technical conferences attended by ST at electronica China 2021 will include:
- Jodie WANG, speaking on “Power Surfing: MasterGaN rides the new wave of GaN Power” at International Power Electronics Innovation Forum (Rm M46, Hall 4, SNIEC) on 14 April, at 14:30-15:00
- Gavin FU, speaking on “Boost Electrification and Digitalization market with ST NEV CC total solution” at International Automotive Electronics and Electric Vehicle Conference (On-site Forum Area in Hall N3, SNIEC) on 15 April, at 10:00-10:30
ST Open Speech Zone
ST will also deliver useful and informative speeches focusing on Automotive, Industrial, and IoT in its booth on the exhibition floor. These include presentations on:
- ST’s advanced SiC traction-inverter solution, which accelerates customer product development
- STM32G4: Reshaping Industrial
- Authentication and IoT Secure Solutions
- ST, the one-stop-shop for Industrial Motor Control
- ST25 NFC solutions – increase user experience
- ST60 contactless connector enables product innovation
Further information can be found at www.st.com