Whatever you touch in a car, there is an electric motor close by. Brushed DC motors are easy to control and often serve as actuators with an overall short operating time. Torque control down to zero speed is easy to achieve.
Brushless DC (BLDC) motors have less wear but need a complex control algorithm and, therefore, higher computing power than a DC motor drive. BLDC motors are most suitable for applications demanding long-term continuous duty like fuel pumps.
The following products provide solutions to all your motor control needs:
- SoC Single Chip 2- & 3-Phase Motor Drivers
- OptiMOS™6 Half-bridge MOSFETs
- OptiMOS™5 Power MOSFETs
- XENSIV™ Angle Sensor
- Multi MOSFET Driver ICs
The environmental and application requirements of the automotive industry have influenced the replacement of mechanical solutions to electrical motors. High priority factors, such as CO2 reduction, have increased the need for smart electrically controlled motors. The number of electrical motors in cars is growing steadily. As a result, instead of using energy from a combustion engine, these solutions can be switched and speed controlled on demand.
Enablement of such functionalities requires highly efficient, reliable, cost-effective, smaller, and flexible semiconductor solutions. Infineon enables those features with its comprehensive automotive motor control portfolio. Infineon can cover various application requirements with efficient and flexible solutions designed with high, medium, and low integration possibilities.