Infineon’s semiconductor solutions for the Smart Building of tomorrow

Design truly energy efficient and secure smart buildings with Infineon’s semiconductor portfolio

Buildings are today on the edge to become truly smart - due to advancements in digitalization and modern infrastructure. Smart buildings collect data from a multitude of connected IoT devices, process them independently and adjust the building’s operations accordingly in an autonomous way. All thanks to an array of semiconductors embedded in smart building applications which enable buildings to sense – compute – actuate in a secured environment. Let’s have a look at how Infineon semiconductor products make buildings power efficient, cost-cutting and intuitive.

The smart building experience already starts at the entrance of the building when entering it without any physical keys by simply using either a smart card or NFC features of a connected device with Infineon’s CIPURSE™ solutions.

Once inside the smart building, Infineon’s XENSIV™ sensor portfolio allows smart buildings to sense its environment and act accordingly – without you even noticing it. Infineon’s 24 GHz radar captures presence of people with micro motion detection as well as information about speed of objects and direction of movement. This information is crucial to adjust lighting and other smart building operations according to room occupancy, thus saving energy without you having to remember to turn off these devices.

While sensors enable lighting systems to only be switched on and off when truly needed, Infineon’s highly efficient LED drivers and XDP™ digital power controllers make smart lighting systems more power efficient and comfortable – allowing building operators to save both energy and costs in a smart way.

However, smart buildings do not stop at detecting people’s presence. They also continuously monitor their operation’s state and send this information to the building management system. Elevators in smart buildings know exactly their current floor and altitude level as well as their usage profile to optimize their operation and maintenance patterns making sure that you don’t have to wait for them longer than needed. How do they do that? By relying on data collected by Infineon’s highly precise barometric pressure sensors family.

The same sensors can be used in smart HVAC systems to continuously monitor the airflow and provide maintenance information. Before a filter is blocked shutting down the air conditioning system, an alert can be automatically sent to the building management system and maintenance can be triggered. Similarly, Infineon’s MEMS microphones or 3D magnetic sensors can be included in drives which enable predictive maintenance and condition monitoring on top.

CIPOS™ IPM family and iMOTION™ controllers enables you to quickly design motor drive applications for smart and connected equipment with fans, pumps to general purpose drives. In combination with double hall sensors, applications like smart window shutters precisely know their speed, direction as well as state and can report this to the building management system to regulate the sunlight for the tenants’ comfort.

To make sure that smart buildings are not only intelligent, but also secure, Infineon’s OPTIGA™ family of security solutions provides hardware security along the entire data value chain to increase your data’s protection level. It enables hardware security from the edge devices, over gateways, up to central building management systems in the building itself or up to the Cloud securing the sense – compute – actuate flow by hardware security.

Discover now how Infineon’s highly efficient and reliable products enable low-power, cost-saving and intuitive smart buildings.

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Features & Benefits

  • CIPURSE™
    products in access control applications for limited use tickets, standard cards & badges as well as NFC applications: a wide range of contactless applications enabled by CIPURSE™ with multiple applications in one device and broad variety of form factors (cards, wearables, mobile devices)
  • 24 GHz Radar Sensor
    for advanced presence detection that goes beyond the capabilities of todays' main stream Passive Infrared Sensors (PIR): smallest MMIC radar chip in the market to enable sophisticated designs for applications such as lighting, HVAC or thermostats by hiding the sensor inside the device - an extensive network of partners for 24 GHz radar will facilitate your design process of smart building applications
  • XDP™ Digital Power XDPL8218
    PFC control stage and quasi-resonant flyback controller IC with integrated digital interface for reading out real-time operating parameters and relevant error conditions: digital LED controllers allow power monitoring as well as fault detection without the need of costly and complex circuits
  • Barometric Pressure Sensors
    lowest power consumption and best-in-class pressure resolution (down to +/- 2 cm) in combination with robustness against water (IPx8), dust & humidity (DPS368) and highly accurate absolute temperature sensing (DPS422)
  • Digital MEMS Microphones
    high performance digital MEMS microphones with high signal-noise-ration (SNR) and below 1 percent distortions at 128 dBSPL (AOP - 130 dBSPL): the application benefits are crystal clear audio signals, extended pick-up distance and sensitivity to both soft and loud signals
  • 3D Magnetic Sensors
    accurate three dimensional sensing with direct measurement of the x-, y-, and z-components of a magnetic field and extremely low-power consumption: the sensor is designed for all kinds of sensing applications including out-of-shaft angle measurement and position detection
  • CIPOS™ Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs)
    families of highly integrated, compact power modules designed to drive motors in applications ranging from home appliances, fans, pumps to general purpose drives
  • Hall Switches
    integrated circuit double Hall-effect sensor designed specifically for highly accurate applications with a speed signal for every magnetic pole pair and a direction information as well: ideal fit for rotational speed and direction detection as well as motor driven positioning systems, power closing systems, sun blinds and garage doors
  • OPTIGA™
    Trust product family - a full range of security chips to address individual needs in the field of embedded authentication and brand protection and further security applications: protection of your business model, process know-how and IP, ease of implementation in combination with a wide range of use case.

CIPURSE™4move

CIPURSE™ is an identification technology based on industry standards like ISO14443, IEC7816 or AES algorithms for data encryption. The CIPURSE™ products own set of communication commands and data storage architecture, making it much easier for lock and reader manufacturers to integrate the technology in a wide range of product families with different applications and needs.

CIPURSE4move is featuring the CIPURSE™S profile and is compliant to the OSPT™ Alliance CIPURSE™V2 specification. The Open Standard CIPURSE™V2 provides interoperability and easy integration of CIPURSE™V2 compliant products. The product incorporates the CIPURSE™V2 security architecture and is compliant to the CIPURSE™V2 cryptographic protocol specification using AES-128, augmented by a combination of hardware and software security measures. Commands and transmitted data can be secured using the CIPURSE™V2 cryptographic protocol which is inherently resistant against physical attacks like DPA and DFA.

A typical CIPURSE™ secured transaction will take less than 100 ms. The CIPURSE™4move targets multi-applications and is available with 1 kByte 2 kByte or 4 kByte user memory for application data storage of up to 8 custom applications (ADF - Application Dedicated File).


Target Applications

  • Access management to corporate buildings
  • Ticketing systems for automated fare collection in the transport Industry - weekly or seasonal cards for Automatic Fare Collection (AFC)
  • Micro-payment
  • Event ticketing

XDP™ Digital Power and LED Driver: XDPL8218 + BCR601

The XDPL8218 integrates a constant voltage quasi-resonant digital flyback XDP™ controller with algorithms for high power factor and low THD. Main application field for XDPL8218 digital control IC for LED drivers are dual stage designs with a DC-DC stage at secondary side and XDPL8218 as primary side. The control IC manages wide load ranges and reacts fast and stable to dynamic load changes. The digital core of the XDPL8218 control IC enables high efficiency over wide output power range. A comprehensive parameter set allows the adaptation of the circuit to a wide set of LED driver features, e.g. the BCR601.

BCR601 is a linear LED controller IC regulating the LED current with an external driver transistor. It supports either NPN bipolar transistors or N-channel MOSFETs to cover a wide LED current and power range up to several amperes. The LED current is fully scalable by dimensioning an external resistor at MFIO pin.

A unique feature of BCR601 is to provide feedback to the primary side via an optocoupler to control the output voltage of the primary side converter, e.g. XDPL8218. The integrated control loop minimizes the voltage overhead and power dissipation of the external driver transistor. This capability, coupled with the adjustment of voltage overhead by external configuration according to application needs, leads to efficient LED systems.

AC line ripple suppression, analog dimming option and various protection features round up this device for LED drivers allowing for flicker-free light and longevity of LEDs.


Target applications

  • LED driver with constant voltage secondary-side regulation

Barometric Pressure & Temperature Sensor: DPS368

The DPS368 is a miniaturized digital barometric air pressure sensor with ultra-high precision (±2 cm) and a low current consumption, capable of measuring both pressure and temperature. Due to its robust package, it can withstand 50 m under water for one hour (IPx8). The pressure sensor element is based on a capacitive sensing principle which guarantees high precision during temperature changes. The small 2.0 x 2.5 x 1.1 mm package makes the DPS368 ideal for mobile applications and wearable devices. The internal signal processor converts the output from the pressure and temperature sensor elements to 24 bit results.

Each unit is individually calibrated, the calibration coefficients calculated during this process are stored in the calibration registers. The coefficients are used in the application to convert the measurement results to high accuracy pressure and temperature values.

The result FIFO can store up to 32 measurement results, allowing for a reduced host processor polling rate. Sensor measurements and calibration coefficients are available through the serial I²C or SPI interface.


Target Applications

  • Home & building appliances (e.g. air flow control in HVAC or vacuum cleaner, water level detection, intruder detection, altitude measurement in elevators)
  • Smart watches, wearables & smart phones ( e.g. altitude, fitness tracking, step counting, fall detection)
  • Drones (e.g. flight stability, height control)
  • Health care (e.g. fall detection, air flow monitoring, smart inhaler)

Digital MEMS Microphone: IM69D130

IM69D130 is a high performance digital MEMS microphone making use of Infineon's Dual Backplate MEMS technology to deliver 105dB dynamic range and high output linearity up to 130dBSPL with 69 dB(A) signal-to-noise ratio. It combines below 1 percent distortions at 128 dBSPL (AOP - 130 dBSPL) and a digital (PDM) interface with 6 μs group delay at 1 kHz.

The tight sensitivity (-36 ±1 dB) and phase (± 2 deg) tolerances provide ideal matching of microphones if used in array applications.

The application benefits are crystal clear audio signals, extended pick-up distance and sensitivity to both soft and loud signals.


Target Applications

  • High quality audio capturing: e.g. cameras, camcorders, conference systems
  • Voice user interface: e.g. smart speaker, home automation and IoT devices
  • Active noise cancellation: headphones and earphones
  • Audio pattern detection: predictive maintenance, security or safety applications

CIPOS™ Micro 600 V 4/6 A IM231 Series: Optimized solution for system cost savings in a small footprint

IM231 series are designed for high-efficiency appliance motor drives such as air-conditioner fans and refrigerator compressors. These advanced IPMs, available in both surface mount and through-hole configurations, offer a combination of low VCE(sat) TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT6 technology and the industry benchmark rugged half-bridge drivers. The IPMs have various protection features including precise overcurrent protection and temperature feedback.


Key features

  • 600V 3-phase inverter including gate drivers
  • Low VCE(sat) TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT6
  • Fault reporting and programmable fault clear
  • Advanced input filter with shoot-through protection
  • Open-emitter for single and leg-shunt current sensing
  • UL-certified NTC thermistor


Key benefits

  • Multiple markets (AC100 V - AC230 V) coverage with small footprint
  • Multiple package options available
  • Easy to design-in - fast time to market
  • Best optimized solution for system cost saving

CIPOS™ Maxi overview: Solutions for high reliability and performance application

CIPOS™ Maxi IPMs integrate multiple power and control components to increase reliability, optimize PCB size and system costs. They are designed to control three-phase AC motors and permanent magnet motors in variable speed drives applications such as low-power motor drives, pumps, fans, and active filters for HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning).

This new portfolio includes 1200 V, 5 A and 10 A options for up to a 1.8 kW motor drive solution. CIPOS™ Maxi has achieved the smallest package in the 1200 V IPM class while still offering high power density and best performance.


Key features

  • 3-phase IGBT configuration including gate driver
  • Current rating from 5 A to 10 A, power rating up to 1.8 kW
  • Fully isolated dual in-line molded module with DCB
  • 1200 V TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT 4
  • Rugged 1200 V SOI gate driver technology
  • Under-voltage lockout for all channels
  • All of six switches turn-off during protection
  • Cross-conduction prevention
  • Programmable fault clear timing


Key benefits

  • Smallest package size in 1200 V IPM class with high power density and best performance
  • Enhanced robustness of gate driver technology for excellent protection
  • Adapted to high switching application with lower power loss
  • Simplified design and manufacturing


Target Applications

  • HVAC blower
  • Fans
  • Drives
  • Pumps

Hall Switches: TLE4966K

The TLE4966K is an integrated circuit double Hall-effect sensor designed specifically for highly accurate applications. Precise magnetic switching points and high temperature stability are achieved by active compensation circuits and chopper techniques on chip. They provide a speed signal for every magnetic pole pair and a direction information as well, which is provided before the speed signal. Moreover, they sensor can be operated with a wide voltage operation range (2.7 V up to 24 V), even from an unregulated power supply. Its reverse battery protection (-18V) in combination with the high resistance to mechanical stress by Active Error Compensation provide high sensitivity and stability even at demanding applications.


Target Applications

  • Index counting
  • Rotational speed and direction detection
  • Motor driven positioning systems, power closing systems, sun blinds, garage doors

OPTIGA™ Trust X

OPTIGA™ Trust X reduces integration effort and is easy to use - making it ideal for customers who lack security expertise but nonetheless need fast time-to-market. This premium security solution offers high performance and low power consumption. It supports non-rich operating systems and comes in compact packages. It enables new features and business models which help you to differentiate your offering and stay ahead of the competition.

In a smart building, OPTIGA™ Trust X will enhance the security for connected devices protecting IP and data, collected from the integrated sensors. Within the building network, all IoT devices need to verify its identity to other devices. They also have to protect any critical data. OPTIGA™ Trust X offers a secured communication and a set of features to enhance boot protection, also off-loading complex, compute-intensive cryptography functions from the IoT device. The integration is easy and reduces the design-in and integration effort while providing a cost-effective deployment.


Target Applications

  • Industrial PC security
  • Secured servers in the smart building
  • Secured network: router/gateway
  • Secured sensor network

Radar Sensor IC: BGT24M/L Family

The 24 GHz radar family is the largest and highest integrated 24 GHz ISM band radar transceiver family currently in the market, providing a range of different transmitter and receiver channel configurations and supporting different application requirements. Compared to usually used PIR sensors, 24 GHz radar "sees" and detects small movements, even when a person is calmly sitting at a desk avoiding false switching-off commands to the light. Further, it can be hidden in the lighting design allowing for more elegant and sophisticated lighting fixtures. It also has an increased area of coverage enabling presence detection in larger spaces.

The BGT24LTR11, the smallest 24 GHz MMIC in the market, is a low power radar transceiver that combines one transmit and one receive channel. The BGT24MTR12, on the other hand, has one transmit and two receive channels, whereas the BGT24MR2 operates with two receive channels. Hence, a broad portfolio of radar MMICs is available to suit different applications.

Evaluation and demo boards to support the testing and development of radar in multiple applications is also being provided by Infineon and it's been continuously expanding its range. All boards are provided with documentation, hardware design files, base level software to support ease-of-use and faster to market integration. Additionally, Infineon provides an extensive network of radar partners to facilitate your radar design.


Target Applications

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting systems
  • HVAC control
  • Intrusion and presence detection for surveillance
  • Occupancy detection in IoT & Smart Building

XDP™ Digital Power: XDPL8221 Digital Control IC

The XDPL8221 digital control IC combines a digital quasi-resonant PFC XDP™ control stage and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation. Direct communication with an external microcontroller unit is supported by a serial communication (UART) interface and real-time operating parameters are digitally available. In addition, relevant error conditions are monitored and protected which enables additional insights into the system while it is operating.


The XDPL8221 controller is especially designed for advanced LED drivers in smart lighting or Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The built-in algorithms of the dual stage topology ensures flicker-free operation and dimming down to 1% of nominal current. At the same time, its low standby below 100 mW and reference board efficiency above 90% enable energy efficient designs.


Target applications

  • Flicker-free LED driver for indoor or outdoor applications
  • Multi-mode LED driver for connected lighting
  • Wired or wireless connected LED driver
  • Lighting & Audio
  • Industrial SMPS & AUX power

Barometric Pressure & Temperature Sensor: DPS422

The DPS422 is a miniaturized digital barometric air pressure sensor with high accuracy and low current consumption, capable of measuring both pressure and highly accurate absolute temperature sensing (±0.4ºC). Pressure sensing is carried out using a capacitive sensor element, guaranteeing high accuracy over temperature. The small 2.0 x 2.5 x 0.73 mm package makes the DPS422 ideal for mobile applications and wearable devices.

The pressure and temperature sensor elements are measured by a 24-bit ΣΔ ADC. Measurement results can be accessed over I2C or SPI, with an optional configurable interrupt and a result FIFO capable of holding 32 pressure and/or temperature measurements.

Individual calibration coefficients are generated for each unit during testing, and stored in the fuse registers. These coefficients are used in the application to convert the measurement results to high accuracy pressure and temperature values.


Target Applications

  • Smart home & smart building (intruder detection and environmental monitoring of premises)
  • Air flow control (smart filter replacement, e.g. in whitegoods; Servers CPU ventilation control)
  • Indoor navigation (floor detection e.g. in shopping malls and parking garages)
  • Local weather station and thermostat (micro weather forecasting; room temperature control)
  • Health and sports (accurate elevation gain and vertical speed detection, e.g. for smart watches)
  • Outdoor navigation (GPS start-up time and accuracy improvement; dead-reckoning e.g. in tunnels)

3D Magnetic Sensors: TLE493D-W2B6 (A0 – A3)

Infineon´s 3D magnetic sensor family TLE493D offers accurate three dimensional sensing with extremely low-power consumption. Within its small 6-pin package, the sensor provides direct measurement of the x-, y-, and z components of a magnetic field.


Thus, the sensor family is ideally suited for the measurement of:

  • 3 dimensional movement within a magnetic field
  • Linear slide movement
  • 360° angle rotation


By combining 3-axis measurement with low power consumption, the TLE493D sensors provide a contactless position sensing alternative to applications which traditionally use mechanical or optical solutions. The system size for these applications can be reduced as magnetic threshold stability over temperature provides a highly accurate and more robust solution for those systems.

Infineon's sensor provides a standard 2-wire digital I2C communication interface, which enables a bi-directional communication between the sensor and microcontroller. Four different variants A0 to A3 are available with different I2C default addresses.


Target Applications

The TLE493D-W2B6 is designed for all kinds of sensing applications, including the following:

  • Control elements in the building
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Out-of-shaft angle measurement and position detection
  • E-Meter - anti-tampering

CIPOS™ Mini overview: Broad range of applications from PFC to inverter

The energy efficient CIPOS™ Mini IPMs integrate various power and control components to increase reliability and optimize PCB size and system cost. This simplifies the power design and significantly reduces the time-to-market. Utilizing multiple configurations, CIPOS™ Mini IPMs are designed to control AC motors in variable speed drives for applications such as air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, compressors, and industrial drives up to 3 kW. The configurations offered within the CIPOS™ Mini family are 2-phase MOSFET, 3-phase MOSFET and IGBT, integrated PFC, and 2-phase and 3-phase interleaved PFC. All options include an integrated gate driver and NTC thermistor.

CIPOS™ Mini IPM's package concept is specially adapted to power applications that need good thermal conduction and electrical isolation but also EMI-safe control, innovative FAULT indication, and overload protection. Infineon's TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT, reverse conducting IGBT, and CoolMOS™ are combined with newly optimized Infineon SOI gate driver IC for excellent electrical performance. To enhance thermal performance, CIPOS™ Mini family offers IPMs with an embedded DCB substrate, improving heat transfer to heatsink.


Key features

  • 2-phase, 3-phase and PFC configurations including gate driver
  • Current rating from 4 A to 30 A, power rating up to 3 kW
  • Integrated bootstrap functionality
  • Dual-in-line transfer molded package
  • Under-voltage lockout for all channels
  • Rugged SOI gate driver IC technology
  • Advanced protection features
  • UL-certified NTC thermistor


Key benefits

  • Easy power extension from 300 W to 3 kW
  • Optimized performance for each application
  • Enhanced robustness of the advanced IGBT and gate driver IC technology
  • High power density
  • Two substrate types provide a cost efficient solution for home appliances


Target applications

  • Air conditioners
  • Dishwasher
  • Drives
  • Fans
  • Fridge
  • Laundry dryer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Washing Machine

iMOTION controller: IMC101T-T038 & IMC101T-F064 PMSM/BLDC motor controller with integrated script engine

iMOTION™ ICs integrate all the control and analog interface functions required for sensorless field oriented control (FOC) of PM motors using DC link or leg shunt current measurements. In addition, they feature Infineon's patented and field proven motor control engine (MCE) that eliminates software coding from the motor control algorithm development process. Implementing a variable speed drive is reduced to configuring the MCE for the respective motor. Assisted by powerful tools like MCEwizard and MCEDesigner it is possible to have the motor up and running in less than an hour.

IMC101T-T038 & IMC101T-F064 with Motion Control Engine (MCE 2.0) and support for customer scripts in TSSOP-38 or QFP-64 package. Infineon's iMOTION controller deliver flexible control solution for variable speed drives. It performs sensorless field oriented control (FOC) for a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). The integrated script engine (small virtual machine) provides application flexibility by running customer scripts.


Key Features:

  • Highly integrated solution for inverterized drives
  • all digital and analog components integrated
  • no external OPAMP or comparators required
  • 3.3 V or 5 V supply
  • Next generation of Motion Control Engine (MCE 2.0)
  • Field proven computation engine for high efficiency sinusoidal motor control
  • Single or leg shunt
  • Sensorless or optional hall support
  • Flexible host interface/control options
  • Integrated protection features
  • Multiple motor support with flexible parameter handling
  • High pin count package


Benefits:

  • Fastest time to market: No programming required & easy motor parametrization and tuning
  • Lowest BOM cost: No external OPAMP or comparators required & single shunt sensorless FOC operation(leg shunt/ hall sensors optional)
  • Full protection for power stage and motor
  • Full flexibility on gate driver and power stage


Target Applications

  • HVAC pumps
  • Home appliances: Refrigerators & Hood fan

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