New innovations help customers increase efficiency and reduce costs while helping them achieve higher safety standards
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. (“Allegro”) (Nasdaq: ALGM), a world leader in sensor and energy solutions for traffic control and energy efficient systems, today announced that it has sent its three billion integrated circuit (IC), at the heart of the strength of its control business of movement. The company’s trusted and reliable engines have helped customers around the world innovate safer, more robust, highly reliable motor drive solutions. They can be found in automotive, industrial and consumer applications in products ranging from electric vehicles to data center servers to wireless power tools.
Rising electrification rates and advanced driver assistance systems in the automotive sector are driving demand for high-performance motor drivers that help reduce noise, increase efficiency and integrate functionality that allows designers to reduce components and reduce overall costs. for the system. Automakers need products that can handle the harsh conditions of modern vehicles, while achieving high safety standards, helping to improve battery life between charge cycles and reducing weight. Allegro motor drivers can be found in critical applications, including cooling fans, starter generators, transmissions and advanced 48-volt battery systems.
The last decade has seen a drive for battery power requirements in the industrial sector as well, with a focus on increasing the time between charges in applications such as order picking robots in warehouses. The change is also taking place in consumer products such as cordless power tools, which are rapidly displacing older cable models. Allegro motor drivers meet or exceed customer needs in both industrial and consumer applications by integrating features, reducing package size and improving ease of use to help manufacturers reduce costs, simplify material bills (BOM) and allow smaller form factors.
The company attributes much of its recent momentum to a development process that emphasizes partnerships and collaborative development with clients, with some relationships lasting more than two decades. Working closely with customers, the Allegro team is often able to develop single-chip solutions for different applications, allowing many customers to move to single-platform approaches across multiple product lines. This can lead to significant savings for companies that sell products with a number of voltage requirements, such as power tools and lawns.
“We add value by helping our customers improve their time to market and reduce development cycles; we win when they win, and that motivates us to keep developing new products for motorcyclists, ”says Steve Lutz, Allegro’s Director of Automotive Engineering. “We continue to innovate with new products that reduce energy consumption, improve battery life and minimize carbon footprint.”
The Allegro team has increased investment in R&D by motorists in recent years, leading to further progress in its deep portfolio of built-in IP traffic control. Introduced in 2019, QuietMotionTM motors include the first commercially available brushless DC (BLDC) electric controllers for electric motors that do not contain customer codes. These devices are designed to provide reliable and efficient operation with low noise, while reducing design cycle time by simply adjusting the parameters that users can access using an intuitive graphical user interface.
“Many of our customers – especially those in emerging markets – do not have the resources to develop software, especially for motor drivers, and often rely on freelance programmers and contractors,” said Andy Wang, director of motorcycle products (industrial). in Allegro. “We help these customers significantly reduce development costs by embedding code directly into the IC, which helps them reach the market faster.”
Allegro products are designed to create a positive impact on the environment and society by helping customers meet global challenges related to carbon emissions, energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy. The company applies a sustainable approach to the design and manufacture of semiconductors, integrating sustainable practices throughout its supply and operations chain. In addition to hybrid and electric vehicles, Allegro motor drivers can be found in applications designed to reduce environmental impact, including solar panels, data center cooling fans, high-performance HVAC systems and more.
To help customers better respond to changing needs, Allegro plans to launch several new motor drivers next year. These upcoming devices will have new and expanded features that will help them further improve battery life and enable a single platform approach – while reducing overall system costs.
Allegro offers a wide range of brushless, matte and stepper drivers for consumer, industrial and automotive applications. Learn more at allegromicro.com.