Ceiling fan - motor control and drive solutions
Energy-efficient and cost-effective with high integration for system size reduction
Ceiling fan manufacturers currently face more stringent regulations on energy efficiency and form factor. They are also under constant pressure to reduce costs. Infineon can help to provide compact, energy-efficient and cost-effective motor drive solutions.
We are your partner-of-choice for innovative ceiling fan designs: Our portfolio offers a wide range of solutions for inverterized fan motor controls – whether your priority is achieving the highest level of integration using our IPMs or showcasing ultimate flexibility with the right price-performance using our discrete IGBTs or MOSFETs. No matter your target, our power semiconductors, drivers, IPMs, and iMOTION™ motor 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 meet the changing supply demands of the fluctuating consumer market. Explore our selection of semiconductor solutions now to find the best-fit components for your designs.
It is also important to mention that most of the current ceiling fan designs are operating at low voltage (< 100V). However, we are seeing a significant trend towards high voltage due to ease of implementation (no need for converter) and cheaper power electronics. Infineon is here to address both solutions.
iMOTION™ ICs integrate all the control and analog interface functions required for sensorless 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. Implementing a variable speed drive is reduced to configuring the MCE for the respective motor. Assisted by powerful tools it is possible to have the motor up and running in less than an hour!
Paired with CIPOS™ IPMs or discrete MOSFETs/IGBTs, you can achieve a fully functioning ceiling fan system ready for production at the shortest development time possible.
To help you evaluate and easily chose the right power solution for your ceiling fan design, Infineon proposes a wide range of evaluation boards paired with our control board. For more information check our Modular Application Design Kit portfolio.
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