Refrigeration system – compressor drive solutions
Less noise, more efficiency. Design compact, energy-efficient and cost-effective drive solutions for refrigerators.
When the time comes to select a new refrigerator, today’s consumers typically focus on two aspects: energy consumption and audible noise. Compact design is a third factor that frequently comes into play.
Meanwhile, fridge manufacturers currently face more stringent regulations of the appliance’s form factor and are under constant pressure to reduce costs. Your objective as an engineer: provides compact, energy-efficient, cost-effective drive solutions for refrigerator compressors. Doing so will help your customers differentiate from the competition and better meet the latest consumer needs.
Infineon is your ideal partner for all refrigerator designs. In our portfolio, you’ll find a wide range of solutions for inverterized refrigerator compressors – whether your priority is achieving the highest level of integration using our IPMs or showcasing ultimate flexibility with the right price-performance ratio using our discrete IGBTs. No matter your target, our IGBTs, drivers, IPMs, and controllers are designed to work together seamlessly. This means you can effortlessly realize smoother-running, quieter systems with low energy consumption and a smaller form factor.
By selecting components from Infineon, you get parts engineered for best-in-class performance that upholds the highest quality standards for long-term reliability. Moreover, our excellent supply chain allows you to both build the most cost-effective, energy-efficient inverterized compressors and meet the changing supply demands of the fluctuating consumer market. Explore our selection of semiconductor solutions for refrigerator compressors now to find the best-fit components for your designs.
Highlights of our offering include:
- IGBT power semiconductors in discrete packages
- Digital Motor Controller (iMOTION™)
- CoolSET™ products for auxiliary power supplies
- WICED® connectivity products for WiFi/BLE integration
- PSoC® 6 / XMC™ microcontrollers
- OPTIGA™ Trust product family for embedded security solutions
- XENSIV™ family of magnetic sensors
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 applications processors to implement a complete Wi-Fi + Bluetooth system.
Infineon’s Discrete RC-IGBTs products designed for refrigerator applications, in combination with PSoC® 6 / XMC™ microcontrollers for 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.
Responding to a growing focus on embedded systems amongst attackers, Infineon offers OPTIGA™ Trust hardware security solutions based on a high-end security controller optimized for connected devices. It provides extremely flexible, high-performance, secured access to any major cloud provider.
Predictive maintenance enables a data-driven approach to predict and prevent device failures based on pattern recognition and intelligent software models. To collect the necessary data and enable monitoring of the condition of devices in a building, smart XENSIV™ sensors help to record the most crucial parameters of a device’s status.
Webinar: System solutions for the smart home appliance Era
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. This webinar will show you how 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.