Patent Number: 6,310,450

Title: Drive system of a brushless motor equipped with hall sensors self-discriminating the actual phasing of the installed sensors

Abstract: A method is for decoding three logic signals produced by three Hall effect sensors installed in an electronically-switched three-phase brushless motor according to a sequence of six driving phases to be switched synchronously with a rotor position. The method includes determining a real phasing of the three Hall effect sensors at 60, 120, 300 or 240 electrical degrees. The determining is accomplished by decoding a whole set of eight possible combinations of the three logic signals produced by the three Hall effect sensors. The real phasing of the three Hall effect sensors is discriminated based upon two dissimilar combinations from among six valid combinations, the six valid combinations from among the eight possible combinations. The method further includes determining the rotor position based upon the real phasing of the three Hall effect sensors and generating logic driving signals synchronous with the rotor position.

Inventors: Arrigo; Domenico (Agrate Brianza, IT)

Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.

International Classification: G01D 5/247 (20060101); G01D 5/12 (20060101); H02P 6/16 (20060101); H02P 6/14 (20060101); H02K 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018