Brushless DC motor (BLDC)
Achieve the next level of efficiency
Today, a growing number of applications rely on a brushless DC (BLDC) motor, ranging from automotive to industrial applications. Moreover, BLDC motors are used in medical equipment, home appliances, building controls and industrial automation. In each instance, a BLDC motor is chosen for the numerous advantages it offers, including:
- Highest efficiency
- Small motor size
- Light weight
- Longer lifetime
- No maintenance
- No sparking
- Steady operation
- Variable speed
Example application for brushless DC motor control and drives (integrated)
Example application for brushless DC motor control and drives (highly integrated)
Example application for brushless DC motor (discrete)
Key BLDC challenges
Though a BLDC motor is fairly efficient by nature, designers today face mounting pressure to further enhance their design’s efficiency and stand out on the competitive market. This can be achieved, for example, by reducing overall energy consumption and optimizing thermal management. Reducing the system size and decreasing maintenance can also help produce desirable results.
How Infineon can support you
To overcome these key challenges and design a more efficient brushless DC motor, you need a competent partner by your side. Infineon’s BLDC product offer provides exactly what you are looking for, from power switches to microcontrollers, to dedicated motor control ICs, to gate drivers, to sensors.
In particular, Infineon’s wide selection of Embedded Power ICs suits many brushless DC motor applications, such as window lift, sunroof, wiper, fuel pump, and HVAC fans. Embedded Power ICs minimize the number of external components required and, as system-on-chip solutions, enable a high level of integration. The resulting benefits include space and energy savings, improved overall system reliability and reduced cost.
Well versed in the BLDC arena, at Infineon our expertise, coupled with our proven high-quality semiconductors and plug and play solutions, enable you to:
- Design to cost
- Achieve a fast time to market
- Reduce your BOM
- Procure everything from one source in our one-stop shop
- Ensure your design is robust, high quality and reliable
- Simplify your EMC design
- Ensure durability and increase lifetime
- Save energy
Looking for a customized solution for your brushless DC motor control application? Start by browsing our ARM based 3-phase bridge driver IC product family. Also get design inspiration in our Solution Finder for automotive applications.
Find out how to take your BLDC designs to the next level of efficiency with Infineon.
The XMC1000 and XMC4400 motor control application kits are ready-made evaluation kits for 3-phase drives. These two kits are best suited to customers looking for a motor control plug&play experience. Both kits have a similar setup with a microcontroller board, the respective 24V power board including n-channel OptiMOS™ power transistors and a 3-phase gate driver EiceDRIVER™ from Infineon, rounded off with a brushless DC motor. Both kits are supported by the DAVE™ Motor Control Apps library, including sinusoidal and block commutation as well as various position detection and sensing schemes with encoder, Hall sensors and shunts. The XMC4400 Motor Control Application Kit also includes a resolver interface.
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).
The XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards are microcontroller boards with galvanic isolation for evaluating 3-phase drives of up to several kilowatts. These two drive cards are best suited to customers looking to experience XMC microcontrollers and DAVE™ Motor Control Apps library with their power board/ existing Infineon power boards and their own motor. The debug interface is isolated from the XMC microcontroller and position detection interfaces in order to guarantee safe operation during software development. The XMC1300 drive card can control one 3-phase drive, while the XMC4400 drive card can control up to two. The DAVE™ Motor Control Apps library, together with xSPY for software development and motor parameterization, is the best fit for the XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards.
Infineon Embedded Power ICs offer various boards and kits to evaluate all functions and peripherals providing access to all device I/Os. 3-phase bridge driver IC (TLE987x) family which addresses a wide range of 3-phase brushless DC motor control applications includes boards and kits to provide complete evaluation of all functions and peripherals of the particular TLE987x products.
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Solution Finder – your guide to a successful design
Use our Solution Finder to quickly and easily find, compare and purchase the right semiconductors for your project. Simply select your application and the online tool visualizes suitable components in useful system diagrams, which you can customize to your needs.
You can already access 400 solutions for motor control and drive applications in our tool. Coming soon: solutions for lighting, power supplies and other applications.
DAVE™ - free development platform for code generation
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Included with DAVE™ software is DAVE™ apps, an extensive, powerful library of more than 170 applications in four categories: Service, standard middleware, specific middleware and peripheral.