Powerex introduced a new reference design kit, BCIM. This product features a board and a parts kit containing a three-phase AC induction motor controller at its core. Designed to provide an interface between the controller and the company’s IPM design kits, the BCIM board provides PWM signals for the IGBTs in the three legs of a three-phase inverter plus a brake signal. Using this reference design in conjunction with the company’s DIP-IPMs and L-Series IPMs, along with their respective development boards, gives designers a complete motor drive design and allows quick verification of the power circuit layout. With this approach, a complete three-phase AC induction motor drive can be designed in a one-month period. Samples of the design kit are available from stock to 8 weeks at $240 each.