Brushless DC motor (BLDC) - controller and driver
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.
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.
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