Add low-cost digital control to create integrated motor drives
Both the component integration and sophisticated software have helped in the successful commercialization of integrated motor drives, especially in low power (less than 3 HP) and high volume appliance and HVAC applications.
Integrated motor drives provide lower cost and better EMI performances due to the shorter cable between the motor and the control.
In addition, one of the key benefits in residential HVAC applications is in facilitating the direct replacement of lower efficiency PSC motors with more efficient PMSM motors. With simple installation and premium efficiency features, this option reduces the energy costs and provides improved performance for the homeowner – without having to replace the entire residential HVAC system.