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Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle - Review

Scoring

Product Performed to Expectations: 8
Specifications were sufficient to design with: 9
Demo Software was of good quality: 9
Product was easy to use: 8
Support materials were available: 7
The price to performance ratio was good: 7
TotalScore: 48 / 60
  • RoadTest: Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle
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  • Evaluation Type: Development Boards & Tools
  • Was everything in the box required?: Yes
  • Comparable Products/Other parts you considered: H-Bridge Shields, Normal relay boards with opto-coupler available easily and at competitive rates
  • What were the biggest problems encountered?: These are primarily targeted at Automotive applications, 24V shields, like Electric vehicles-2 wheelers, electric skate boards and electric bicycles kits. Since mu use case was running a motor pump and sensors like Ultrasonic detector and PIR detector for starting and stopping the motor with Resistive loads like lamps, but the specifications are on the higher side but boards are very compact compared to other multiple shields needed to achieve the same result/s.

  • Detailed Review:

    Sharing unboxing image of the Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle which I received today.

     

    Tested Low-Side Switch Shield (BTF3050TE) for Arduino used to run different motors DC motors, a 3W motor pump, upon getting PIR detector an Ultrasonic inputs to start and stop the motor with OLED display with buzzer alarm to sound the status of running motor.

     

    It doesn't get heated up so no heat sinks or forced cooling is required for this shield with Arduino.

     

    As per specifications shield with BTF3050TE for Arduino with a nominal current of 3A is able to drive resistive, inductive and capacitance loads with over temperature and overcurrent features.

     

    Though haven't tested with XMC1100 boot kit.

     

    low power

     

     

    sensors

     

    24V Protected Switch shield with BTT6030-2EKA /1EKA for Arduino was tested with multiple DC motors, this board too doesn't get heated up with different loads and easier to interface with Arduino, seems to be a good fit with Arduino than XMC1100, though haven't interfaced with XMC11000 boot kit.

     

    It's good for running multiple motors with Automotive lights with PWM.

    brd

     

    Summary: These shields are very good with the form factor they are with Arduino based power electronics products in the automotive and home automation domains.

     

    This concludes my review of the shields, I sincerely thank Infineon, element14 and Randy for giving me the opportunity to test these industrial class shields. :-)

     

    Thank you.


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