Not only is HMI for white goods home appliances becoming increasingly advanced, but design using capacitive touch is also becoming more sophisticated. On the other hand, highly efficient motor control is required to meet worldwide energy-saving trends. Renesas offers optimal solutions for air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, and dishwashers to meet these demands. Solutions for smart applications and devices are also available. See Renesas' recommended devices and solutions from the links below.

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Air Conditioner (High-End)

The increasing use of air conditioning in both industrial and smaller domestic usage is driving the demand for reduced power consumption and smaller compressor units. Additionally, fine-grained control using multiple sensors is required in response to the needs of maintaining a comfortable room temperature and additional functions such as automatic self-cleaning filters and air flow control with motion sensors.

Air Conditioner (Low-End)

The increasing use of air conditioning in domestic usage is driving the demand for reduced power consumption and smaller compressor units. In addition to maintaining a comfortable room temperature, fine-grained control using multiple sensors is required.

Dishwasher

Automatic dishwashers are common time-and-work-savers in many households. They use high-temperature high-pressure streams of water in combination with special detergent to effectively clean dishes and utensils of food residue and so on that is usually difficult to clean at room temperature. In addition, because water is collected and circulated within the appliance, the dishwashing process uses up less water than washing by hand. Thus, the dishwasher has also attracted attention as an eco-friendly home appliance.

Refrigerator (High-End)

For kitchen appliances, like multi compartmental refrigerators, which are in constant operation, there is an increasing demand for eco-friendly electric home appliances which reduce the overall required power consumption. Additionally there is a demand for more efficient motors which, as well as consuming less power, are more compact allowing the design of more internal storage space and electrically quieter to provide lower noise operation for use in the home. Sensor-less control is required as the motor is located inside the refrigerator’s compressor.

Refrigerator (Low-End)

Refrigerators, which run for all the time, are in strong demand to be low-power consumption as one of the eco-friendly home appliances. In addition, to provide bigger storage space, motors are expected to be smaller and more efficient. Motors also need to be quiet to ensure a comfortable living environment.

Washing Machine (High-End)

Modern high performance washing machines now have to be eco-friendly electric household appliances, providing modern technology advances that cleans clothes, whilst using less water, less power and are quieter in their operation. Higher specification products also have ion cleaning functions to eliminate odors and the trend towards multifunctional use is set to continue.

Washing Machine (Low-End)

Modern economy washing machines now have to be eco-friendly electric household appliances, providing modern technology advances that cleans clothes, whilst using less water, less power and are quieter in their operation.

Related Technologies

 Motor Control

Renesas offers a broad range of devices, software, and tools, including a kit that can be used as a reference design — all specifically designed for motor control applications.

 Capacitive Touch

Renesas advanced capacitive touch solutions offer sophisticated operational performance with tolerance to water, dirt and temperature variations.

 Functional Safety

Renesas is committed to providing functional safety solutions for automotive, industrial automation, home appliance, and robotics applications.

 eAI

Renesas enables embedded artificial intelligence (eAI) with advanced technologies to help systems become smarter and provide a better user experience.

 LCD Display

LCD Displays have been replacing standard 7-segment displays in embedded systems at tremendous pace.