Infineon teams for air core motor control with SiC
Infineon Technologies is working with Infinitum to provide silicon carbide (SiC) CoolSiC MOSFETs and other key semiconductor components for a breakthrough air core motor.
The Infinitum Aircore EC motor is being shown at APEC 2023 in Orlando, Florida next week. This uses a patented air-core motor design that replaces heavy iron used in traditional motors with a lightweight, printed circuit board (PCB). The motors are 50 percent smaller and lighter, ten percent more efficient and use 66 percent less copper than traditional motors.
“Infineon is a leading provider of silicon carbide chips and embedded technologies that can greatly contribute to Infinitum motor system’s value-added features from an energy, carbon footprint and performance standpoint,” said Rick Tewell, President of Infinitum. “We are excited to team with Infineon on our continued collaboration. The company helps us bring innovative new breakthroughs to our customers in the industrial sector.”
“Infineon and Infinitum are two companies with the same mission to drive decarbonization, with greater efficiency in motor control and less waste in hardware for industrial applications,” said Michael Williams, Director of Product Marketing, Industrial Power Control Division, Infineon Technologies.
“We are excited to team with Infinitum, a company that delivers award-winning motor control systems with hardware motor design that has been taken to a whole new level. With our proven SiC and semiconductor technologies, we are helping Infinitum deliver more precise motor control for better power and energy savings.”