Ideas & Motion designs traction inverters for your motor application
The pace of electrification for all types of vehicles is rapidly accelerating.
Depending on the type of vehicle, the application and the electric drive used, the requirements for voltage, power, thermal management, form factor, package, motor control algorithms and power electronics technology vary dramatically.
If you do not find the specific expertise for your project in-house or if your internal resources are not available to meet your time schedule, contact us.
I&M’s highly experienced engineering team will help you to identify the best technical and commercial solution for your specific project. I&M can offer you the complete HW and SW solution or only individual components.
We listen and discuss together with you the best approach to make your project an outstanding commercial success.
I&M’s inverters are designed to drive all types of electronic motors including BLDC, PMSM, asynchronous and synchronous reluctance or trasversal flux. Full access motor control parameters and torque mapping.
Flexible support of position sensors and interfaces including digital hall sensors and analogue sensors with single ended or differential outputs. Support of motor temperature sensors. In case you do not have access to the detailed technical motor specification, I&M offers to characterize the motor for you on our in-house test bench.
Optimized Motor Algorithms
I&M‘s motor specialists support your motor project with motor control algorithms optimized for your application including but not limited to Field Oriented Control (FOC), Six Step or Direct Flux.
Our algorithms guarantee highest performance and maximum torque under all operating conditions and speeds with Full Field Weakening and Maximum Torque per Ampere (MTPA) support.
High energy efficiency due to recuperative breaking option.
High Efficiency Power Electronics in All Performances Classes
I&M is in the unique position to have access to all state of the art semiconductor power technologies from leading semiconductor manufacturers including MOSFETs, IGBTs, GaN and SiC. This allows us always to select the optimum technology for your application – across the entire voltage range from 48V to 800V and from a few kW to hundreds of kW peak power demand.
Advanced PWM technology with flexible frequencies ensure efficient use of battery voltage, minimize switching losses, motor harmonics and low torque ripple.
Complete HW and SW System Solutions
I&M does not only take care of the HW and SW to control a single motor. Depending on your requirements we can build complete solutions for you.
Options I&M has previously integrated for customers with the motor control HW/SW are: dual inverters for electrified axils, vehicle management units, body controller, support of different driving modes, battery surveillance, diagnostic functions, safety strategies or customized package solutions.
Flexible Business Models
I&M understands that reliable technology, cost and time effectiveness are key when you want to transform your idea to a successful business model. We are committed to support customers of all sizes (from start-ups to globally acting enterprises) in this challenge.
Talk to us about your preferred business model. I&M can offer you the complete bandwidth from chip to system – HW and SW. You define which elements you would like I&M to provide for you. Also the integration of your own, differentiating IP is no problem.
Automotive Quality Manufacturing Option
I&M optionally offers to organize the procurement and manufacturing of your project for you.
Based on long standing, successful relationship with the automotive certified manufacturing partner Westport Electronics, I&M can supply you with prototypes, pre-series and/or series production volumes. I&M and Westport Electronics understand that also for small and mid size volumes, product cost needs to be competitive.
Therefore we have specialized to make small (100’s/a)to mid size (10.000’s/a) volumes commercially highly attractive.
Contact us for your project idea!
We promise to seriously evaluate your project idea and provide you with a fast, first feasibilty feedback – no matter how “special” your requirements may be. Challenge us!