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Innovative appliances: How to overcome today’s design challenges
There are three key challenges major home appliance manufacturers face today: meeting increasingly demanding energy-efficiency regulations, accommodating high power density in a slim, compact design, and enabling secured, software-based smart functions. While each can be tricky, every challenge can be overcome with the right component selection and our design support for your application.
Inverterization – not just a trend
Inverterization works using an intelligent combination of semiconductors, including microcontrollers, sensors, and power chips. Instead of always running at full speed, an inverterized motor is able to perform precisely as required. A digital inverter first uses sensors to gather data about environmental conditions (humidity, temperature) and the motor’s rotational speed. Then, a microcontroller determines the required power and the power chips execute the commands, making it a highly efficient and smart team.
Slim, smart and rich in features
The latest home appliance manufacturers are under pressure to offer an increasingly longer list of enhanced features and capabilities. What is great for consumers is a challenge for engineers who are limited by the PCB board’s size and space. The solution lies in smaller components. With no room to compromise on performance, semiconductors must exemplify higher power density and higher switching frequency.
Beyond the status-quo of the market
In the highly competitive home appliance market, one of the best ways for a manufacturer to succeed is through differentiation. Quiet, smooth-running products featuring smart, new energy-efficient solutions are also in high demand today. A small footprint, slim profile and a high degree of integration, at a low price point, round out the must-have list. With in-house smart appliances experts, Infineon is the go-to source of components and design support for those who want to effortlessly stand out from the competition.
Expertise you can count on for home appliance designs
To summarize, there is one way to ensure your designs meet the needs of manufacturers and consumers alike: use Infineon’s complete lineup of high-quality, reliable hardware and software products to engineer your home appliance projects. Infineon provides inverter power switches, IGBTs, MOSFETs, gate driver ICs, sensors, voltage regulators, microcontroller and high-performance sensorless motor controller ICs. To enable secure connectivity we provide transceivers, voice recognition and security chip solutions for appliances.
Discover our suggested component selection, ready to design solutions and reference designs for your application.
Major home appliances system overview
|KIT_XMC11_BOOT_001||XMC1100 Microcontroller in TSSOP-38 with 64 KB Flash and full peripheral set of XMC1100 series.|
|KIT_6W_12W_BIAS_ICE3||Our DC motor control shield is one of the first high current motor control boards being compatible to Arduino as well as to Infineon’s XMC1100 Boot Kit. The DC motor control shield is capable to drive two uni-directional DC motors (half bridge configuration) or one bi-directional DC motor (H-Bridge configuration).|
|H-BRIDGE KIT 2GO||The H-Bridge Kit 2GO is a ready to use evaluation kit. It is fully populated with all electronic components equipped with the H-Bridge IFX9201 combined with an ARM® Cortex™-M0 CPU. It is designed for the control of DC motors or other inductive loads up to 6 A or up to 36 V of supply.|
|EVAL-2QR0665G-28W16V||28 W switching mode power supply evaluation board designed in a quasi-resonant flyback converter topology using ICE2QR0665G quasi-resonant CoolSET™. With CoolMOS™ integrated in this IC, it greatly simplifies design and layout of the PCB.|
|EVAL-2QR2280G-1||20 W switching mode power supply evaluation board designed in a quasi-resonant flyback converter topology using ICE2QR2280G-1 quasi-resonant CoolSET™.|
|DC-MOTORCONTR_BTN8982||Our DC motor control shield is one of the first high current motor control boards being compatible to Arduino as well as to Infineon’s XMC1100 Boot Kit. The DC motor control shield is capable to drive two uni-directional DC motors (half bridge configuration) or one bi-directional DC motor (H-Bridge configuration).|
|EVAL-M1-101T||iMOTION™ MADK Control Board with M1 connector powered by IMC101T-T038 iMOTION™ motor control IC|
|EVAL-M1-183M||iMOTION(TM) MADK Control Board powered by IRMCF183M iMOTION™ motor control I|
|EVAL-M3-102T||iMOTION™ MADK Control Board with M3 connector powered by IMC102T-F064 iMOTION™ motor control IC|
|IMOTION-LINK||Isolated debug probe for the new generation of iMOTION™ motor control ICs|