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Poll: Are You Interested in Roadtesting a 3-phase Motor Drive Eval Board with Sensorless Field Oriented Control?

I have been given 3 kits by Infineon (thanks!) of this 3-PH motor drive evaluation board with FOC sensorless control for BLDC or PMSM motors. I wanted to give you some information about this board, as well as key documents in order to determine who would like to roadtest it. From my point of view, as roadtest program manager, I feel it is cutting-edge hardware technology that will find its way in a lot of different applications and products such as motor control & drives, heating, home appliances, IoT, power supplies (SMPS), pumps, and more.

 

So, let me give you the high points of this product:

 

It's an evaluation board that includes discrete Superjunction (SJ) MOSFET andgate-driver ICs for motor drives application. It's three-phase inverter power stage with 600V blocking voltage - up to 100W. In combination with iMOTION™ controller, the user spin a motor quickly with a smooth start-up using inductive sensing.

 

Infineon describes it as "High voltage motor driver evaluation board with CoolMOS™ PFD7 SJ MOSFET and iMotion™ controller: Three-phase inverter power stage with half-bridge gate-driver IC based on CoolMOS™ PFD7, the latest Infineon’s SJ technology with fast body diode."

eval board

The board is designed to provide easy to use power stage based on Infineon's discrete CoolMOS™ Superjunction MOSFET. The board is equipped with all assembly groups for sensorless field oriented control (FOC). It provides a single-phase AC-connector, rectifier, and three-phase output for connecting the motor. The power stage also contains emitter shunts for current sensing and a voltage divider for DC-link voltage measurement.

 

The board can be easily interfaced through iMOTION™ Link. This tool is designed to program and debug IMC100 and all future series of iMOTION™ motor control ICs. This tool doesn't come with the board, so tell me if you feel you need it for the roadtest

imotion link

 

Here's a few features:

Low BOM count due to the CoolMOS™ PFD7 and latest iMOTION™ algorithm

Smooth startup using inductive sensing

Best light-load efficiency solution

Sensorless field-oriented control (FOC)

Ease of use with graphical user interface (GUI)

 

It has a lot of stuff! Here's a list of components:

Gate-driver ICs for motor drives application  (2ED28073J06F)

600V CoolMOS™ PFD7 SJ MOSFET  (IPN60R1K5PFD7S)

iMOTION™ motor controller with Motion Control Engine (IMC101T-T038)

Silicon Schottky Diode (BAT54-03W)

Monolithic integrated fixed NPN type voltage regulator (IFX1117ME V33)

 

I've added links to documentation below.

 

I would suggest you look at the getting started guide, since it shows you the set up for testing: https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/Infineon-Getting_started_EVAL_DRIVE_3PH_PFD7-AdditionalTechnicalInformation-v01_00-EN.pdf?fileId=5546d462700c0ae601702e8abc6d68c4

 

I liked animation on this page: https://www.infineon.com/cms/media/pss-3dmodels/3-phase-motor-drive/

 

Here's the sponsor's product page with links to a lot of documents: https://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/evaluation-boards/eval_drive_3ph_pfd7/#!documents

 

This app note covers an overview of the evaluation board EVAL_DRIVE_3PH_PFD7, including its main features, key data, pin assignments, schematics and layout. It also describes how to quickly get started with this kit and take advantage of Infineon’s CoolMOS™ PFD7 superjunction (SJ) MOSFETs, 2ED gate-driver IC and microcontroller iMOTIONTM IMC100 series: https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/Infineon-Evaluationboard_EVAL_DRIVE_3PH_PFD7-ApplicationNotes-v01_01-EN.pdf?fileId=5546d4626f229553016fa800964b53f6

 

This page provides info on the Isolated Debug Probe for iMOTION™ motor control ICs: https://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/evaluation-boards/imotion-link/

Poll Results
  • Yes, I definitely want to roadtest this product. (18%)
    7/38
  • I would roadtest this product if you include the Isolated Debug Probe for iMOTION™ (5%)
    2/38
  • I would roadtest this product if you include the Isolated Debug Probe for iMOTION™ and a motor (24%)
    9/38
  • I might want to roadtest this product (8%)
    3/38
  • I only have a Linux Computer (8%)
    3/38
  • I would like to roadtest but my schedule is full right now (5%)
    2/38
  • No, I'm not interested in roadtesting this product. (16%)
    6/38
  • I don't have the skills to roadtest this product. (16%)
    6/38
  • I have some questions to ask Infineon about this roadtest; I'll leave a comment (0%)
    0/38
  • Other; please explain in comments (0%)
    0/38

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