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Intuitive Sensor-based Appliances are Part of the Connected Kitchen

Written by Stephen Vicinanza

In the connected world of today, as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a bigger part of our lives every day, appliances in the home are becoming the next wave of automation networks. The results of this growing segment of the smart home market are smarter, quieter, and more efficient home appliances.

Products can now be seamlessly linked together, forming wide digital networks with intelligence and communication instantly available at any time. The designs of these appliances incorporate intuitive sensor-based operation. The trend delivers higher levels of functionality, making life more convenient for the tech-savvy consumer.

Infineon has built a series of connected home appliances, whose components and system solutions bring more intelligence to the smart and connected home appliances. They sense, control, and connect to each other.

These appliances achieve the highest efficiency with the smallest form factor, significantly improving the appliance’s carbon footprint based on the smartest power designs.

Infineon’s CIOPOS family of intelligent power management solutions has highly integrated compressor drives, while also offering discrete solutions which are best when layout, flexibility, and thermal performance optimization are important factors.

They can all be combined with iMOTION products for dedicated motor control. CoolSET for auxiliary power supply offers increased robustness and performance. The DiscreteIGBT products designed for induction heating applications, when combined with the PSoC microcontrollers for system control, AIROC WI-FI, and Combos products along with XENSIV sensors enable extremely compact, robust, and reliable systems that are low-power consumption and offer feature-rich user interfaces.

iMOTION ICs integrate control and analog interface functions required for sensorless field-orientated control (FOC) of PM motors using DC link or shunt leg current measurements.

AIROC Wi-Fi & Combos portfolio includes a broad family of secure, robust solutions that help developers bring new designs to market faster. The portfolio integrates IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2 in a single chip solution which allows for small form factor IoT designs

PSoC 6 provides a secure development solution for IoT projects. The PSoC 6 supports multiple simultaneous environments without the need for external memories or SoCs. The chip offers integrated hardware and software security, with a rich level of features for IoT systems. This is high-level security for systems that require robust protection against hacking and cyber-attacks.

CIPOS is an energy-efficient module that integrates various power and control components that increase reliability, optimize PCB size, and lower overall system costs. They also offer faster times to market because of a simpler power design.

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