Actuators set things in motion
Power semiconductors set things in motion while guaranteeing high efficiency in energy conversion.

Actuators for IoT applications

Power semiconductors convert signals into actions such as motion, light, and heat.

Depending on "smart" decisions, actuators convert the control signals into actions – which is in most cases motion, but also light and heat. This actuation is performed by power semiconductors. Infineon offers the broadest portfolio of all power technologies in the market containing a full-spectrum portfolio of all power technologies – silicon (Si), silicon carbide (SiC), and gallium nitride (GaN). Customers benefit from Infineon’s market leadership in power discretes and modules, providing technology for optimizing power generation, transmission, storage, and consumption. We deliver solutions from milliwatts to megawatts with superior energy efficiency and reliability.

We can empower your IoT solution with the best-fit solution for your motor drive or energy management system. Irrespective of whether you have a design in a microamp or megawatt range, you can rely on our superior energy efficiency Discover the opportunities of Infineon power semiconductor solutions for your design in our simulation tools.

Product & solution examples

Gallium Nitride CoolGaN™ HEMTs

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a wide band gap (WBG) material and permits devices to operate at much higher frequencies and temperatures than conventional semiconductor materials like silicon. Infineon’s CoolGaN™ gallium nitride solution is based on the most robust and performing concept in the market – the enhancement-mode (e-mode) concept, offering fast turn-on and turn-off speed. CoolGaN™ HEMTs offer the highest quality and reliability well beyond the standards and enable performance improvement in several applications such as server, telecom, wireless charging, adapter and charger, and audio.

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Silicon Carbide CoolSiC™ MOSFETs

Based on volume experience and compatibility know-how, Infineon introduces the revolutionary CoolSiC™ MOSFET technology which enables radically new product designs. In comparison to traditional Silicon based switches like IGBTs and MOSFETs, the Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET offers a series of advantages. CoolSiC™ MOSFET products in 1700 V, 1200 V and 650 V target photovoltaic inverters, battery charging. energy storage, motor drives, UPS, auxiliary power supplies and SMPS. Silicon Carbide CoolSiC™ MOSFET represents the best performance, reliability and ease of use for system designers. Silicon Carbide (SiC) opens up new degrees of flexibility for designers to harness never before seen levels of efficiency and reliability

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iMOTION Integrated Motor Control Solutions

iMOTION™ is a family of highly integrated products for the control of a variable speed drive. iMOTION™ ICs integrate all the control and analog interface functions required for sensor less field oriented control (FOC) of PM motors using DC link or leg shunt current measurements. In addition they feature Infineon’s patented and field proven motor control engine (MCE) that eliminates software coding from the motor control algorithm development process. Assisted by powerful tools like MCEwizard and MCEDesigner it is possible to have the motor up and running in less than an hour.

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Modern home appliances are increasingly smart and connected, providing a seamless, remote user experience. Users control operation and receive live data from appliances, whether it's the contents of the refrigerator or information on the status of laundry. In turn, manufacturers can remotely analyze the device and suggest predictive maintenance to avoid costly repairs. Infineon's smartest power designs can help you achieve the highest efficiencies, smallest form factors and significantly improve your appliances' carbon footprint to make them smart, connected, and secured. Our market-leading and comprehensive portfolio of power products, sensors, connectivity, and microcontrollers provide reliable system solutions that address the latest trends in robotics and add value to every robot design. The components and system solutions are well suited for industrial robots as a whole. Power electronic components, such as IGBTs and CoolSIC™ MOSFETs, including fitting EiceDRIVER™ gate driver solutions across various power ranges, support a wide range of robotic payloads. We make IoT work - for the future of advanced & digital manufacturing. Infineon offers a variety of IPMs, with different semiconductors in different packages and different voltage and current classes. The CIPOS™ family of intelligent, highly integrated, compact power modules are available for applications like home appliances, fans, or pumps. Learn more about our offering enabling optimum PCB design, size and system costs. Wide bandgap semiconductors (SiC/GaN) differ significantly from conventional semiconductors since they have a larger bandgap. A bandgap refers to the energy difference in semiconductors between the top of the valence band and the bottom of the conduction band. The larger distance allows power devices to operate at higher voltages, temperatures, and frequencies.
Wide bandgap semiconductor devices bring significant power efficiency to a variety of applications. Infineon’s innovative portfolio of wide bandgap semiconductors is addressing state-of-the art electronics used in chargers and adapters for consumer applications, EV charging, telecom, SMPS, solar, and battery formation for industrial applications, as well as in onboard charging and high-voltage to low voltage DC-DC converters for automotive applications.