BridgeSwitch™ Integrated Motor Drivers

Power Integrations’ half-bridge motor drivers incorporate two high-voltage N-channel power FREDFETs with low- and high-side drivers in a single, small-outline package

Image of Power Integrations' BridgeSwitch™ Integrated Motor DriversPower Integrations’ BridgeSwitch family of integrated half-bridges considerably simplifies the development and production of high-voltage inverter driven 2- or 3-phase PM or BLDC motor drives. These motor drives incorporate two high-voltage N-channel power FREDFETs with low- and high-side drivers in a single, small-outline package. The internal power FREDFETs offer ultra-soft and ultrafast diodes ideally suited for hard switched inverter drives. Both drivers are self-supplied, eliminating the need for an external auxiliary power supply. BridgeSwitch provides a unique instantaneous phase current output signal simplifying implementation of sensorless control schemes. The low-profile, compact footprint surface mount package offers extended creepage distances and allows heat sinking of both power FREDFETs through the printed circuit board.

BridgeSwitch offers internal fault protection functions and external system-level monitoring. Internal fault protection includes cycle-by-cycle current limit for both FREDFETs and two level thermal overload protection. External system level monitoring includes DC bus sensing with four undervoltage levels and one overvoltage level as well as driving external sensors such as an NTC. The bidirectional bussed single wire status interface reports observed status changes.

  • Integrated half-bridge (IHB) for HV BLDC motor drives
  • Supports
    • Single or multi-phase BLDC
    • Any system microcontroller
    • All control methods (trapezoidal, sinusoidal, or field-oriented control)
    • Up to 20 kHz PWM
  • 1-wire FAULT interface enables full device and system level monitoring reports to microcontroller compact footprint
  • 600 V power FREDFETs, up to 5.5 ADC current and multiple on-resistance options
  • Unique lossless current sense simplifies motor control and system protection
  • Fast and soft reverse body diodes minimize switching losses
  • High-voltage Gate drivers tuned for employed FREDFETs
  • Fully self-biased simplifies system auxiliary power supply
  • 2- or 3-phase high-voltage PM and BLDC motor drives
    • Up to 300 W typical inverter output power
  • Appliances including dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Condenser fans in high-efficiency air conditioners

BridgeSwitch™ Integrated Motor Drivers

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
BRIDGESWITCH 5.5 ABRD1265C-TLBRIDGESWITCH 5.5 A1832 - ImmediateView Details
BRIDGESWITCH 3.3 ABRD1163C-TLBRIDGESWITCH 3.3 A500 - ImmediateView Details
EVAL BOARD FOR BRD1260CRDK-851EVAL BOARD FOR BRD1260C5 - ImmediateView Details
BRIDGESWITCH 5.5 ABRD1165C-TLBRIDGESWITCH 5.5 A1998 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2019-07-10