Washing machine – motor-, system control and monitoring
Low vibration, low noise, reliable fan control, sensorless field-oriented control
Smart, more powerful, energy-efficient and water-efficient: Today’s washing machines and dryers must fulfill a growing list of demands. Because they are used in private homes, quiet operation is highly valued. Functions such as stable and smooth start-stop operation, a wide range of washing programs optimizing water and detergent consumption and vibration suppression round out the list of must-haves. It must also be easy to securely integrate these appliances with a home automation network to support remote control and condition monitoring.
Designing washing machines that boast such capabilities requires everything from low vibration components and a low acoustic noise drum drive through reliable fan control for dryers to sensorless field-oriented control. The semiconductor solutions that make all of this possible must also be energy-efficient and reflect new form factors. System solution proposals offer proven integration, comprehensive features and strong protection while reducing time-to-market. Last but not least, an excellent price-performance ratio is key, as are new features supporting emerging smart appliance designs.
System diagram: Washing machine
Washing machine system components from Infineon
Infineon’s comprehensive portfolio of top-quality semiconductors enables you to meet all the latest demands and efficiency trends. Infineon’s easy-to-integrate components for washing machines and dryers deliver the reliability and energy efficiency you need to stand out from the competition with smaller or thinner form factors, miniaturized packaging and higher power densities.
Highlights of our offering include:
- IGBT power semiconductors in discrete or module packages
- Gate Driver ICs
- Highly integrated IPM solutions
- WICED® connectivity products for WiFi/BLE integration
- PSoC® 6 / XMC™ microcontrollers and
- CoolSET™ products for auxiliary power supplies
- OPTIGA™ Trust product family for embedded security solutions
PSoC® 6 bridges the gap between expensive, power-hungry application processors and low‑performance microcontrollers (MCUs). The ultra‑low‑power PSoC® 6 MCU features an Arm® Cortex®‑M4 for high‑performance tasks, and an Arm® Cortex®‑M0+ for low-power tasks, and with security built-in, your IoT system is protected.
Cypress' WICED® Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® combos integrate IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN and Bluetooth in a single-chip solution to enable small-form-factor IoT designs. Combo solutions are available for both 1x1 SISO with up to 433 Mbps PHY data rates and 2x2 MIMO with up to 867 Mbps PHY data rates. These solutions can be coupled with external MCUs from popular vendors or Linux on application processors to implement a complete Wi-Fi + Bluetooth system.
Infineon’s CIPOS™ IPM products for drum drives and pumps, in combination with iMOTION™ products for dedicated motor control, and PSoC® 6 / XMC™ microcontrollers for motor and system control, WICED® connectivity products and XENSIV™ sensors enable highly compact, robust and reliable systems that consume less power and offer a rich user interface.
The OPTIGA™ Trust product family offers a full range of turnkey security solutions: OPTIGA™ Trust B is designed to help system and device manufacturers safeguard the authenticity, integrity and safety of their original products. The OPTIGA™ Trust M is a high-end security solution optimized for connected devices providing a unique device identity. It enables extremely flexible, high-performance, secured access to any major cloud provider.