Infineon Attains Maximum Flexibility By Adding Arm MCU To Its MCE

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  • Comes with the necessary hardware and software, and protection features
  • Can be implemented for multiple purposes

Infineon Technologies aims to release the new IMC300 motor controller series that will complement the previous IMC100 series and therefore, provide variable speed drive for very high application flexibility.

The new series will be combining the iMOTION™ Motion Control Engine (MCE) with an additional microcontroller based on the Arm Cortex-M0 core.

Both families, IMC100 and IMC300, share the same implementation of the MCE 2.0 for ready-to-use motor and PFC control (optional). By applying the MCE for controlling the motor, customers can focus on their system application that runs independently on the embedded Arm microcontroller.

Integrated hardware and software

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Infineon’s field-proven MCE 2.0 implements highly efficient field-oriented control (FOC) of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM). The MCE integrates all required hardware and software building blocks as well as all necessary protection features in order to reduce the bill of material (BOM).

Wide functionalities

The autonomous MCU offers a flexible peripheral set and can serve a multitude of purposes like system functions, specific communication or drive monitoring. IMC300 devices are pre-certified for applications requiring functional safety according to UL/IEC 60730 (‘Class B’).

Availability

IMC300 derivatives are offered for motor drives with and without PFC control. Devices in LQFP-64 packages are in mass production, and LQFP-48 types will be released in the second quarter of 2020.

Rapid prototyping of a drive inverter is enabled via two new control boards for the iMOTION™ Modular Application Design Kit (MADK). MADK is a modular and flexible development platform providing a range of control and power board options for motor drive applications up to 1kW.

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Infineon will be showcasing the new IMC300 series at the Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany from February 25 – 27, 2020.


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