Renesas Electronics today expanded its motor control solutions portfolio with two system-in-package (SiP) solutions to simplify brushless DC (BLDC) motor control design for a wide range of cordless battery-powered applications such as power tools, drones, water pumps, vacuums, cleaning robots, fans, and other systems. Combining multiple functions into an SiP solution, the new RAJ306001 and RAJ306010 motor drive ICs deliver improved low-speed or high-speed rotation and high torque control compared with competitive solutions while minimizing required board space and reducing solution cost. This results in a turnkey design for easy, efficient, and safe BLDC motor control.

The RAJ306001 and RAJ306010 are single-package motor control ICs that control three-phase BLDC motors used in a wide range of battery-powered devices. The ICs integrate an RL78/G1F microcontroller (MCU) and pre-driver into an 8x8mm QFN package. The highly integrated SiP form factor allows customers to eliminate as many as 30 external components shrinking the solution area by up to 50 percent and with lower control system costs.

Designed with heat management in mind, the new ICs feature self-aligned dead time (SADT) to prevent the shoot through and offer adjustable pre-driver output current capacity – up to 500mA – to drive large-capacity MOSFETs,  which makes heat dissipation design easier . This allows the ICs to drive MOSFETs at the optimum switching timing – reducing FET switching margin times to approximately 1/10 the time compared with conventional systems and enabling highly efficient motor drive control with reduced heat generation.

“Cordless devices offer many conveniences for users, and with the prevalence of motor-based devices such as power tools cutting the cord, demand is high for motor control solutions that deliver higher output levels, long-term operation, and safety improvements while adhering to size and cost constraints,” said Chris Stephens, Vice President of Communications & Motor Control, Industrial and Communications Business Division at Renesas. “Smaller ,lighter, and more reliable with long life than brushed DC motors, BLDC motors are a very effective solution to these challenges, and we are excited to introduce our new sensor-less motor control ICs, which pack the increased control, high-precision, and high-efficiency levels customers require in a smaller package.”

The RAJ306001 or RAJ306010 ICs can be combined with Renesas’ complementary analog and power offerings to create comprehensive solutions for a variety of motor control applications. These “Winning Combinations” showcase the unique capabilities of the new motor control ICs, and the breadth and depth of Renesas’ product line-up for applications such as the 24V Cordless Blender and Portable Power Tools. Winning combinations using the RAJ306001 and RAJ306010 will help customers further optimize their solution in terms cost and space critical for these applications.

The RAJ306001 and RAJ306010 Motor Control IC and RAJ306010 RSSK are available now. For more information, please visit: