Faced with constant price pressure and ever-stricter energy standards, the demand for increased cost and energy-efficiency of induction motors is constantly growing. Infineon responds to your need to be – and stay – competitive with its complete portfolio of highly-efficient, cost-effective semiconductor solutions and motor control application kits. Boasting excellent figures of merit and with a selection of intelligent software capabilities to choose from. From white goods to industrial applications, we have your induction motor needs covered. See additional motor control applications here in home and building and industrial automation.
Induction motors are the most common kind of motor used in commercial production. It can be viewed as an AC transformer with a rotating secondary winding. The current in the rotor windings is induced from the current in the stator windings, avoiding the need for a direct connection from the power source to the rotating windings.
Example application for induction motor control and drives (discrete)
Converter system diagram for industrial drives
Key characteristics induction motor
- Asynchronous: rotor and driving frequency can be different
- Low maintenance, high durability
- Magnet-free: coil windings make up the rotor and stator
- No brushes needed: current from supply to the stator coils induces a field on the rotor cage or coils
- No controller necessary for single speed and predictable load operation
- Fit with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) for improved control and efficiency
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.
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