industry news
Subscribe Now

STMicroelectronics Accelerates Creation of Advanced High-Efficiency Power Solutions with STM32 Digital-Power Ecosystem

  • D-Power ecosystem assembles resources to create innovative digital power supplies using STM32 microcontrollers
  • STM32 D-Power website consolidates embedded software, development kits, demo boards, tools, documentation, and training
  • Practical workshops delivered by ST Authorized Partner and digital-power specialist Biricha Digital

Geneva, June 18, 2020 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has launched a web-based ecosystem to help designers build digital-power solutions using STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs).

Digital power supplies are an emerging class of devices able to optimize energy efficiency and capture rich data for diagnostics and safety. Digital control also lets designers increase power density to realize size and weight savings that are important in data centers, 5G infrastructure, smart lighting, and mobile devices.

The STM32 D-Power website consolidates developer resources that include the all-in-one STM32 digital-power Discovery Kits, embedded software components, software tools created by ST Authorized Partner Biricha Digital, and dedicated power-supply boards that demonstrate various designs and power ratings. Documentation, videos, and guides cater to beginners up to expert power-supply designers, and a four-day hands-on workshop created by Biricha shows how to build digital power supplies using STM32 MCUs.

The ecosystem is scaled to support three levels of STM32 microcontrollers that combine the benefits of industry-standard Arm® Cortex®-M cores with integrated features optimized for digital-power applications. The entry-level STM32F334, advanced STM32G474, and high-performance STM32H7 series MCUs each contain a flexible high-resolution timer to generate highly accurate pulse-width modulated (PWM) signals for stable control of switched-mode power circuits.

Our D-Power ecosystem helps designers learn about, design in, and take advantage of digital power to create solutions that are smaller, lighter, cleaner, and smarter,” said Ricardo de Sa Earp, Group Vice President, Microcontroller Division General Manager, STMicroelectronics. “Users ranging from beginners to experienced designers can enhance their expertise and accelerate development of digital-power applications leveraging the high feature integration and efficiencies of the STM32 family.”

Dr Ali Shirsavar, Director of Biricha Digital added, “The embedded software and practical workshops we have developed to support the STM32 D-Power ecosystem deliver high value for designers wherever they are on their digital-power journey. Customers can easily engage with these resources to jump-start their designs and advance their expertise.

Most of the materials and resources are available free on the STM32 D-Power website.

Further technical information
ST’s STM32 D-Power ecosystem introduces entry-level users to digital power-supply and PFC design with an online presentation, which contains basic technical information. Access to curated hardware and software products include the B-G474E-DPOW1 Discovery kit based on the STM32G474RET6 microcontroller and the STM32F334 Discovery kit (STM32F3348-DISCO), with associated videos and application notes including LED control and STM32 HRTimer cookbooks.

The D-Power software development kit (SDK) contains ST-WDS power-supply design software and ST-PLD power-factor correction design software created by Biricha Digital, made available as a dedicated free-to-use version for STM32 developers. There are also STM32Cube-compatible embedded-software examples for buck/current mode and buck/voltage mode running on the B-G474E-DPOW1. Additional examples and topologies will be added in the near future.

Digital power-supply evaluation boards with power-factor correction are available in various topologies, such as totem-pole PFC and LLC resonant full-bridge, and power ratings from 500W upwards, including front-end rectifiers and complete AC/DC SMPS.

The Biricha workshop is a four-day hands-on experience that shows how to design stable digital power supplies and power-factor correction in both voltage mode and current mode for DC/DC and off-line applications, and includes training exercises leveraging the hardware, firmware, and SDK available through the D-Power ecosystem, based on the STM32F334 and STM32G474 MCUs.

You can also read our blogpost at

STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST’s products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices.

By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Jul 3, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at CNNs for vision as well as other neural networks for other applications.] We'€™re going to take a quick detour into math today. For those of you that have done advanced math, this may be a review, or it might even seem to be talking down...
Jul 2, 2020
Using the bitwise operators in general, and employing them to perform masking operations in particular, can be extremely efficacious....
Jul 2, 2020
In June, we continued to upgrade several key pieces of content across the website, including more interactive product explorers on several pages and a homepage refresh. We also made a significant update to our product pages which allows logged-in users to see customer-specifi...

Featured Video

Product Update: DesignWare® TCAM IP -- Synopsys

Sponsored by Synopsys

Join Rahul Thukral in this discussion on TCAMs, including performance and power considerations. Synopsys TCAMs are used in networking and automotive applications as they are low-risk, production-proven, and meet automotive requirements.

Click here for more information about DesignWare Foundation IP: Embedded Memories, Logic Libraries & GPIO

Featured Paper

Cryptography: Fundamentals on the Modern Approach

Sponsored by Maxim Integrated

Learn about the fundamental concepts behind modern cryptography, including how symmetric and asymmetric keys work to achieve confidentiality, identification and authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation.

Click here to download the whitepaper

Featured Chalk Talk

Microchip SAM11L KPH

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Microchip

Adding connectivity to your embedded design opens up a whole new realm of security challenges. Inviting your device to the IoT requires careful attention to building a secure foundation. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Anand Rangarajan from Microchip about the SAML11-KPH MCU and how it can help you develop your application without worrying about security.

Click here for more information about Microchip Technology SAM L10/L11 ARM® Cortex®-M23 MCUs