• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 5/2007 on page 0
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Smart Power Modules

Power output stages with integrated drives for motor control

Smart Power Modules
The energy consumption of household appliances and industrial machines is determined to a large extent by (asynchronous) motors. Motor controllers should produce little interference and have high efficiency in order to economise on energy, and Smart Power Modules help developers meet these requirements. The modules include not only the necessary half-bridges but also a driver stage, enabling direct connection to a 5 V microcontroller.
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