Allegro MicroSystems has shipped its three billionth motor driver integrated circuit (IC), underpinning the strength of its motion control business.
The company’s trusted and reliable motor drivers have helped customers around the world innovate safer, more robust motor-drive solutions with increased reliability.
“We add value by helping our customers improve time to market and reduce development cycles; we win when they win, and that motivates us to continue developing new motor driver products,” says Steve Lutz, Business Line Director for Motors (Automotive) at Allegro. “We continue to innovate with new products that reduce energy consumption, improve battery life, and minimize carbon footprints.”
“Many of our customers—especially ones in emerging growth markets—lack software development resources specifically for motor drivers, and often rely on freelancers and contractor programmers,” says Andy Wang, Product Line Director for Motors (Industrial) at Allegro. “We’re helping those customers significantly reduce development overhead by embedding code directly into the IC, which helps them get to market faster.”
Allegro motor drivers meet or exceed customer needs in both industrial and consumer applications by integrating functions, reducing package sizes, and improving ease of use to help manufacturers reduce costs, simplify bills of materials (BOMs), and enable smaller form factors.
The company attributes much of its recent momentum to a development process that emphasizes partnerships and co-development with customers, with some relationships spanning more than two decades.
By working closely with customers, the Allegro team is often able to develop single-chip solutions for differing use cases, allowing many customers to move toward single-platform approaches for multiple product lines. This can lead to significant savings for companies that sell products with a range of voltage requirements, such as power and lawn tools.
The Allegro team has increased investments in motor driver R&D in recent years, yielding further advancements in its deep portfolio of embedded motion control IP.
Allegro products are designed to create positive environmental and social impacts by helping customers address global challenges related to carbon emissions, energy efficiency, and clean, renewable energy.
In addition to hybrid and electric vehicles, Allegro motor drivers can be found in applications intended to reduce environmental impacts including solar arrays, data center cooling fans, high-efficiency HVAC systems and more.