STMicroelectornics – New DALI slave software library runs on 8-bit STM8S MCU


STMicroelectronics has developed a ready-to-use software library which makes it easy for users to implement a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) slave on an STM8S 8-bit microcontroller. By building DALI slave capability into end nodes such as smart light bulbs and luminaires, the manufacturer can make them ready for use in large-scale lighting control networks […]

STMicroelectronics – RF module provides easy wireless links for lighting equipment (SPSGRF-868)


STMicroelectronics has introduced a series of easy-to-use, low-power modules based on the SPIRIT1 RF transceiver. The SPSGRF-868 operates in the 868MHz Short-Range Devices (SRD) band, and the SPSGRF-915 in the 915MHz ISM band. The modules, which provide a complete RF platform for wireless communication between luminaires and control units, are housed in a tiny 13.5mm […]

STMicroelectronics – Digital power controller, STLUX385A provides versatile architecture for multi-channel LED systems


The STLUX385A from STMicroelectronics is a versatile, programmable controller with a range of features which make it easy to implement sophisticated LED-driver designs. The STLUX385A features an innovative State Machine, Event Driven (SMED) type of digital controller, and also includes an embedded 8-bit processor core. The STLUX385A’s six SMEDs, operating as PWM generators, may be […]

STMicroelectornics – Low-power serial real-time clock with alarm : M41T62


STMicroelectronics’ M41T62 is a low-power serial Real-Time Clock (RTC) with a built-in 32.768kHz oscillator. Functions available to the user include a time-of-day clock/calendar, alarm interrupts, a 32kHz output and a programmable square-wave output. The eight clock address locations contain the century, year, month, date, day, hour, minute, second and tenths/hundredths of a second in 24-hour […]

STMicroelectronics – AC-DC converter VIPer0P consumes ‘zero’ power in idle mode


The new STMicroelectronics’ VIPer0P is an offline AC-DC converter, which consumes just 4mW at 230V AC in idle mode thanks to its embedded Zero-Power Mode (ZPM) function. This is rounded to zero according to the IEC 62301 standard for home appliances. The VIPer0P IC integrates a PWM controller and an 800V avalanche-rugged power MOSFET, giving […]

STMicroelectronics – Combined range and ambient light sensor VL6180X – in a module


Combining an IR emitter, a range sensor and an ambient light sensor in a three-in-one ready-to-use reflowable package, the VL6180X from STMicroelectronics is easy to integrate and saves the end-product maker long and costly optical and mechanical design optimisations. Based on ST’s patented FlightSense™ technology, the VL6180X module allows absolute distance to be measured independent […]