Switched reluctance motor
In switched reluctance motor applications both energy and cost efficiency play integral roles. Top quality motor control and motor drive solutions from Infineon's wide portfolio are the ideal choice. You benefit from proven reliability and excellent figures of merit – along with software tools that save you valuable time and money. Explore our offer and find what's right for your switched reluctance motor in terms of products, applications kits and support. See additional motor control applications here in battery powered applications and home and building.
Switched reluctance motors convert reluctance torque into mechanical power. Power is delivered to windings in the stator rather than the rotor. When power is delivered to the stator windings, the rotor's magnetic reluctance creates a force that attempts to align the rotor with the powered windings. In order to maintain rotation, adjacent windings are powered up in turn. Modern designs feature a high-power electronic switching system that offers advantages in terms of control and power shaping.
Example application for switched reluctance motor control and drives (discrete)
Key characteristics brushless DC motor
- Does not utilize a permanent magnet
- Pointed poles in both stator and rotor
- Comparatively robust and efficient
- Suitable for use in very high ambient temperatures
- Disadvantages: acoustic noise and torque ripple
The XMC1000 and XMC4400 motor control application kits are ready-made evaluation kits for 3-phase drives. These two kits are best suited to customers looking for a motor control plug&play experience. Both kits have a similar setup with a microcontroller board, the respective 24V power board including n-channel OptiMOS? power transistors and a 3-phase gate driver EiceDRIVER? from Infineon, rounded off with a brushless DC motor. Both kits are supported by the DAVE? Motor Control Apps library, including sinusoidal and block commutation as well as various position detection and sensing schemes with encoder, Hall sensors and shunts. The XMC4400 Motor Control Application Kit also includes a resolver interface.
Our DC motor control shield is one of the first high current motor control boards being compatible to Arduino as well as to Infineon’s XMC1100 Boot Kit. The DC motor control shield is capable to drive two uni-directional DC motors (half bridge configuration) or one bi-directional DC motor (H-Bridge configuration).
The XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards are microcontroller boards with galvanic isolation for evaluating 3-phase drives of up to several kilowatts. These two drive cards are best suited to customers looking to experience XMC microcontrollers and DAVE? Motor Control Apps library with their power board/ existing Infineon power boards and their own motor. The debug interface is isolated from the XMC microcontroller and position detection interfaces in order to guarantee safe operation during software development. The XMC1300 drive card can control one 3-phase drive, while the XMC4400 drive card can control up to two. The DAVE? Motor Control Apps library, together with xSPY for software development and motor parameterization, is the best fit for the XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards.
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