ROHM Reference Boards for High Voltage Fan Motor Drivers

KYOTO, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - ROHM has recently announced the availability of reference boards designed to evaluate its high voltage fan motor drivers that achieve greater efficiency and simplify inverter configuration in home appliances such as ceiling fans and ACs.

Of the total power consumed worldwide, it has been noted that close to 50% is used to drive motors, and with the continued spread of air conditioners and other electrical appliances in emerging and developing countries this percentage is expected to only increase. On a global scale, the number of consumer devices equipped with an inverter function is low, making the role of the fan motor drive increasingly important to achieve inverter operation.

ROHM products and technologies have been well regarded in the motor application market, with over 50 million high efficiency motor controllers shipped to date and the development of innovative power devices such as PrestoMOS™. Last year, ROHM released the BM620xFS series of 600V fan motor drivers that integrate both the PrestoMOS™ and motor controller in a single package.

The BM620xFS-EVK-001 series consists of 6 reference boards, each integrating one of the 6 models in ROHM's BM620xFS lineup of high voltage fan motor drivers, which is offered in 3 different drive types (120°, 150°, 180°) and 2 output currents (1.5A and 2.5A) to suit a variety of set needs. This enables immediate evaluation of the ideal motor driver, speeding up development and reducing time-to-market considerably.

The boards are available online through distributors Digi-Key Electronics and Mouser Electronics. In addition, all required materials, including startup guides, user manuals, and datasheets, can be downloaded from ROHM's website.

Availability: Now

Pricing: Starting from $133.75 / board

Online Sales Information

     Board P/N          Onboard IC      Conduction Type  Max. Output Current
 BM6204FS-EVK-001        BM6204FS        120 degrees            1.5A        
 BM6205FS-EVK-001        BM6205FS        120 degrees            2.5A        
 BM6206FS-EVK-001        BM6206FS        150 degrees            1.5A        
 BM6207FS-EVK-001        BM6207FS        150 degrees            2.5A        
 BM6208FS-EVK-001        BM6208FS        180 degrees            1.5A        
 BM6209FS-EVK-001        BM6209FS        180 degrees            2.5A        

Supporting Information

All required materials for the reference boards and gate drivers can be found on ROHM's website.

  • Materials: Circuit diagrams, board data, product list, startup guides

For additional details, please refer to the individual IC product pages.

Key Features of ROHM's High Voltage Onboard Fan Motor Drivers (BM620xFS Series)

1High efficiency drive with best-in-class 600V withstand voltage

ROHM integrates its market-proven motor controller and gate driver with proprietary 600V PrestoMOS™ into a single package. This makes it easy to deliver high efficiency sinusoidal motor drive that previously could only be achieved using 2 or more packages. In addition, maximizing PrestoMOS™ characteristics results in higher withstand voltage and lower loss than conventional 500V MOSFETs, enabling use even in regions with unstable power infrastructures.

2Class-leading compact surface mount package

All required components, including a controller, 600V PrestoMOS™, gate driver, and bootstrap diode are integrated into a compact surface mount package (22.0mmx14.1mm, t=2.4mm). The result is the smallest package in its class with equivalent functionality.

3Broad lineup supports a range of requirements

The BM620xFS series of controllers consists of 6 models offered in 3 different drive types [120° (rectangular wave), 150° (wide angle), 180° (sine wave)] and 2 output currents (2.5A and 3.5A), making it possible to meet a variety of requirements.

In addition, all models feature the same package and pin layout, contributing to common motor board design.


  • Room AC/Outdoor Fans
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Cleaners
  • Hot Water Pumps
  • DC Fans
  • Dishwashers
  • Washer and Driers

…and other fan and pump motors in home appliances

About ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is an industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products, utilizing the latest in semiconductor technology. ROHM's proprietary production system, which includes some of the most advanced automation technology, is a major factor in keeping it at the forefront of the electronic component manufacturing industry. In addition to its development of electronic components, ROHM has also developed its own production system so that it can focus on specific aspects of customized product development. ROHM employs highly skilled engineers with expertise in all aspects of design, development and production. This allows ROHM the flexibility to take on a wide range of applications and projects and the capability to serve valuable clients in the automotive, telecommunication and computer sectors, as well as consumer OEMs.

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