Residential air conditioning: Smart and efficient cooling
Residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
Smart, smaller, more powerful and energy-efficient: Today’s air conditioning systems must fulfill a growing list of demands. Because they are used in private homes, quiet aircon systems are highly sought after. Functions such as smooth starting, a wide range of operating speeds and vibration suppression are must-haves. In addition, it must be possible to integrate them easily and securely into a smart home to support remote control and condition monitoring. And of course, innovative features such as people tracking and CO2 sensing help to stand out from competition.
Designing air conditioning systems that boast such capabilities requires highly reliable power semiconductors . The enabling semiconductor solutions must be energy-efficient and reflect new form factors. Infineon´s solutions offer high integration, comprehensive features, and robust protection while reducing time-to-market. Last but not least, an excellent price-performance ratio is key, as are new features supporting smart appliances.
Infineon’s comprehensive semiconductor portfolio allows to meet all the latest performance and efficiency demands. Motor inverterization, for example, improves the noise, vibration, and lifetime of the system while also enabling massive energy savings. Easy to integrate, Infineon components for air conditioning systems deliver the reliability and energy efficiency you need to stand out from the competition with smaller form factors and higher power densities. Choose from our extensive range of:
- Highly integrated CIPOS™ IPM solutions
- IGBT power semiconductors in discrete or module packages
- EICEDriver™ Gate Driver ICs
- iMOTION™ integrated motor control solutions
- AIROC™ Wi-Fi & Combos products for WiFi/BLE integration
- PSoC® 6 / XMC™ microcontrollers
- OPTIGA™ Trust product family for embedded security solutions
- XENSIV™ family of magnetic sensors
- CoolSET™ products for auxiliary power supplies
Outdoor units need to be robust and efficient, with the flexibility to adjust the operation to the cooling needs. Infineon’s CIPOS™ IPM products for compressor and fan drives enable highly compact, robust and reliable systems that consume less power. You can select from several motor controllers depending on your motor control competency as well as the functional needs. iMOTION™ motor controllers offer no-coding algorithm development that gets fan and compressor motors running fast and efficiently. XMC™ and PSoC™ controllers give you the flexibility in motor control and allow for other tasks such as condition monitoring or touch sensing. Our portfolio offers many other ways to increase efficiency even further such as XENSIV™ current sensors or silicon carbide modules.
Predictive maintenance enables a data-driven approach to predict and failures in the outdoor unit based on pattern recognition and intelligent software models. To collect the necessary data and enable monitoring the condition of devices in a building, smart XENSIV™ sensors help to record the most crucial parameters of a device’s status.
The indoor unit distributes the cool air in the room, but nowadays it needs to be much more than efficiency and noise-free operation. It needs to be smart to increase the user´s convenience. Be it by controlling the air-flow by understanding where the user is located, turning on automatically when the air becomes stale or just by controlling it remotely. Infineon offers all products necessary to develop the next level of smart indoor unit.
The XENSIV™ radar sensors detect motion to save energy, even if a person is not moving. They can also detect a person´s position in the room to direct the airflow. XENSIV™ CO2 sensors measure the CO2 level precisely to let in fresh air whenever it is required. And XENSIV™ hall sensors in combination with AIROC™ Bluetooth Modules can save energy by detecting open windows. Combining PSoC® microcontrollers, XENSIV™ sensors and AIROC™ connectivity solutions is the key to these smart features. Why?
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.
Infineon’s AIROC™ wireless solutions integrate IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN and Bluetooth® in a single-chip solution to enable small-form-factor IoT designs.
The OPTIGA™ Trust product family offers a full range of turnkey security solutions: OPTIGA™ Trust B is designed to help system and device manufacturers ensure the authenticity, integrity, and security of their original products providing a unique device identifier. It enables extremely flexible, high-performance, and secured access to all major cloud providers. OPTIGA™ Trust M is a high-end security solution optimized for stand-alone, with pre-conditioned keys, none cloud based security.
Of course, the indoor units also need to be efficient. CIPOS™ iMOTION IPMs offer a highly integrated solution combining motor controller, gate driver and switches in a single device. This reduces space and development efforts.
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