El Segundo, Calif—International Rectifier's new web-based simulation tool for three-phase, variable-speed, motor drive inverter circuits simplifies recursive calculations and expands the design support for the company's iMOTION integrated design platform.
"This web-based tool simplifies the design process, bringing energy-saving, variable-speed motion control to everyday products," said David Tam, vice president of the company's Consumer and Industrial group. "Complex calculations and performance comparisons are simplified into an easy-to-use, graphical-user interface environment, saving valuable design time."
The on-line simulation software is designed to calculate power losses and current ratings as a function of motor speed and modulation/switching frequency for all of the company's IRAM-series advanced integrated power modules (IPMs), and can be used to evaluate and compare the analog power stages in various operational conditions. In addition, a thermal analysis function verifies safe temperature operation area and heat-sink requirements.
The new tool is available free from the IR Web site. Visit www.irf.com/design-center/ipm/. User registration is required.
International Rectifier's iMOTION integrated design platform consists of a development system, mixed-signal analog chip set and power stage, which when co-designed together, are intended to simplify motion control designs and bring energy-efficient, cost-effective solutions to market faster. Details on the iMOTION platform, as well as links to design assistance, are posted on the iMOTION Web page at www.irf.com/product-info/imotion.
International Rectifier, 1-310-252-7105, www.irf.com