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Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle

Enrollment Closed

Start Date: 1/11/18 12:00 PM

End Date: 2/21/18 05:00 AM


Kits Offered: 10

Applicants: 29

Summary

Find new and clever uses of smart power switches. Combine the products featured in this kit and develop a project that tests the possibilities of smart power switching.

Description

 

 

 

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About

Smart or protected switches are MOSFETs with integrated logic which allows protection and diagnostic functionalities. Examples of typical loads could be e.g. lamps, heating systems, solenoids, motors, electronic components (ECU). In simple terms protected switches could be seen as a combination of a relay and a fuse but with sophisticated diagnosis and protection features. The Smart Switches are for example protected against overvoltage, under voltage, overcurrent, and short circuit.

 

For this road test, Infineon is packaging three shields plus two controller boards for a variety of applications. To simplify prototyping, Infineon also has libraries for Arduino available for the XMC microcontroller  board:  https://github.com/infineon

 

Each official RoadTester will receive the following 5 items for testing:

 

24V Protected Switch Shield

The 24VSHIELDBTT6030TOBO1 is a 24V protected switch shield with BTT6030-2EKA and BTT6020-1EKA for Arduino. The BTT6030-2EKA and BTT6020-1EKA are integrated high side power switches and part of PROFET+ 24V family. This power switch evaluation board is compatible with Arduino microcontroller boards and with Infineon’s XMC microcontroller kits using Arduino form factor. The target applications of PROFET+ 24V family are resistive, capacitive and inductive loads. It can be controlled either by an Arduino board or ARM-powered Infineon microcontroller kits using Arduino form factor.

24VSHIELDBTT6030TOBO1

User Manual

Software Example

BTT6030-2EKA Datasheet

BTT6020-1EKA Datasheet

 

Protected Switch Shield with BTS50010-1TAD for Arduino

The 12V Protected Switch Shield with BTS50010-1TAD from Infineon is a flexible evaluation board that can be controlled by microcontroller boards using the Arduino form factor such as Infineon’s XMC™ microcontroller kits. The shield with Infineon’s high-side switch Power PROFET™ BTS50010-1TAD can be controlled by a programmable microcontroller, e.g. XMC1100 Boot Kit, a 32-bit ARM® powered MCU from Infineon. For stand-alone mode, BTS50010 1TAD can be commanded ON/OFF by connecting pin P0.3 to 5 V (P2.10) or 12 V (VBat). The IS signal of BTS50010 is monitored by the on-board circuitry, indicating operation mode of BTS50010 on LED3 (green for normal mode) and LED4 (red for FAULT mode, such as overtemperature or short circuit to GND).

SHIELDBTS500101TADTOBO1

User Manual

BTS50010-1TAD Datasheet

Software

 

Low-Side Switch Shield with BTF3050TE for Arduino

The Low-Side Switch Shield from Infineon consists out of three BTF3050TE low-side switches of the HITFET™+ family providing three independent power channels that can be controlled via the input pins. The shield is compatible with microcontroller boards using the Arduino form factor for example the corresponding ARM® powered XMC™ microcontroller kits from Infineon and supports fast and easy prototyping of applications with BTF3050TE. With a nominal load current of 3 A the BTF3050TE is able to drive resistive, inductive and capacitive loads. Furthermore the smart low-side switch provides diagnosis and protection features (e.g. overtemperature, overcurrent).

 

SHIELDBTF3050TETOBO1

User Manual

Software example (DAVE)

Software example (Arduino)

BTF3050TE Datasheet

 

XMC1100 Boot Kit

The XMC1100 Boot Kit is an Arduino compatible base board using Infineon’s XMC1100 ARM Cortex – M0 32-bit Microcontroller. It has two rows of pin headers which fully compatible with Arduino shield. Hence, user can buy various Arduino shield boards off-the-shelf to test the capabilities of XMC1100 Microcontroller. It is equipped with the following features:

  • XMC1100 (ARM® CortexTM-M0 based) Microcontroller, TSSOP38
  • Headers compatible with ArduinoTM shield
  • Detachable SEGGER J-Link debugger and UART virtual COM port, with micro USB connector
  • Power supply concept compatible with ArduinoTM Uno
  • One LED as required from ArduinoTM board specification and six additonal LEDs

KITXMC11BOOT001TOBO1

Click to View User Manual

 

Arduino UNO

The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz ceramic resonator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. The Uno differs from all preceding boards in that it does not use the FTDI USB-to-serial driver chip. Instead, it features the Atmega16U2 (Atmega8U2 up to version R2) programmed as a USB-to-serial converter.

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Click to View Schematic

 

RoadTest Goal - Please Read

Find new and clever uses of smart power switches. Combine the products featured in this kit and develop a project that tests the capabilities of smart power switching. Innovate with Infineon Smart Power Switches.

 

RoadTest Application Tips

A successful RoadTest Application revolves around three things:

  • Demonstrate your level of knowledge of the products in the kit
  • Describe in detail what you plan of building with the kit provided
  • Verify your capability of completing the testing and review writing in the alotted period of time
Important Dates

Enrollment Begins: Jan 11  2018

Enrollment Ends: Feb 14 2018

RoadTesters Selected: Feb 26 2018

Product Shipped: Feb 27 2018

RoadTesting Begins: Mar 7 2018

Reminder/Update Email: April 7 2018*

Submit Reviews By: May 14 2018*

 

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, rscasny, as soon as possible before the deadline.

RoadTesters

The following applicants have been selected as official roadtesters:

 

mark.gitsham

fyaocn

hlipka

MARK2011

 

powerman007

gam3t3ch

maneeshsv2

grabowpd 

 

jmills81

crwinton

Terms and Conditions

Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle– RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern theInfineon Smart Power Switch Bundle RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Feb 14 2018

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Feb 21 2018

 

Prize: Infineon Smart Power Switch Bundle

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site: https://www.element14.com/community/groups/roadtest?ICID=menubar_resources_roadtest

Site or element14 Community: www.element14.com/community

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on element14.com;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.

3.7

4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned.

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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