iMOTION IMM100 series from Infineon reduces PCB size and R&D efforts significantly

Infineon IMM100

Infineon Technologies introduces smart IPM motor controllers featuring full hardware and software integration needed for BLDC motor drives of up to 80 W without heatsink. The new iMOTION™ IMM100 series combines the motor controller IC and a 3-phase inverter stage in a single, highly compact 12 × 12 mm2 PQFN package. This combination enables BOM count and PCB size reduction, thus lowering system cost. The smallest footprint of the motor drive IC makes it a perfect fit for space restrained home appliances like hair dryers, kitchen hoods, ceiling and air conditioner fans as well as pumps for dishwasher and washing machines. Additional applications include low-power fridge compressors, heating pumps and industrial pumps.

Infineon - IMM100

The IMM100 series offers two optimized variants to best serve the needs of design engineers. The T-variant features the highly sophisticated FOC algorithm integrated in the iMOTION MCE 2.0 (Motion Control Engine 2.0). This variant takes advantage of the easy-to-use software tools for system configuration and tuning. It can also be complemented with additional system level functionalities by using iMOTION scripting and, optionally, with PFC control.

Infineon - IMM100

Alternatively, with the IMM100 A-variant, engineers can implement proprietary motor control software by utilizing the fully programmable integrated ARM® Cortex®-M0 MCU – and still enjoy the benefits of complete hardware integration. In this case, the industry-standard ARM® MCU IDE tools support the software design process, compiling and debugging. Both variants reduce R&D cycle time for the hardware design due to the high level of integration. Moreover, the T-variant significantly reduces the R&D cost and speeds up time-to-market thanks to production-ready MCE 2.0 software integration.

The iMOTION IMM100 series of motor control ICs features three different MOSFET-based power stages: 500 V / 6 Ω, 600 V / 1.4 Ω and 600 V / 0.95 Ω to best match designers’ performance and cost targets. These devices also offer flexible sensing options by supporting single-shunt or leg-shunt topologies (sensorless option), as well as supporting Hall sensors. Additionally, the IMM100 integrate multiple protection features, e.g. under-/over-voltage protection, over-current protection, rotor lock and shoot-through protection.

Availability

Samples and evaluation boards for the iMOTION IMM100 will be available from April 2019; the release to production is planned for May 2019.

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