12.14.2016 Press Release
Active-Semi® Enables Chervon’s new generation EGO brand High-Performance BLDC Garden Tools with Power Application Controller™ (PAC™)
Fully integrated PAC™ family of ICs enables intelligent motor control solutions for sensorless Back-EMF and Field-Oriented-Control (FOC) reducing size, cost, and increasing battery run-time.
Dallas, USA – December 14, 2016 – (YAHOO FINANCE) – Chervon, a leading provider of garden and power tools(chervon-na.com/) and Dallas based Active-Semi®, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) jointly announced the launch of Chervon’s new generation EGO 56-volt garden tools with the first release of a string trimmer and snow blower both based on Active-Semi’s PAC™ intelligent motor control IC. Using a powerful brushless DC (BLDC) motor, the pair offer unmatched high-performance lawn & garden tools delivering sustained high-power, long battery run-time, in a condensed light-weight design.
“Chervon creates exceptional value for our customers through continuous innovation and improvement, thereby strengthening our position as a leading global total-solution provider in the power-tool, outdoor-power-equipment and related industries,” says Dezhong Yang, Vice Chief Engineer at Chervon. “The groundbreaking lineup of EGO POWER+ products share the unique Arc-Lithium™ Battery and Charger system, allowing for complete interchangeability between all EGO products. We were impressed with Active-Semi’s all-inclusive PAC™ IC architecture integrating all of the necessary components for a complete BLDC motor control solution enabling a high-performance, highly reliable tool with long battery run-time. We look forward to leveraging this scalable architecture across our product line.”
“We are excited at the market release of Chervon’s new generation EGO brand garden tools based on Active-Semi PAC5250 IC,” says David Briggs, Vice-President and General Manager at Active-Semi. “PAC™ offers lawn & garden tool and power tool manufacturers the best single-IC motor control solution available today for power tools ranging from 10.8V battery to 220V AC input. We are excited to be working with Chervon and look forward to supporting their other high-performance tools in the near future.”
Active-Semi is in production with their PAC™ ICs ranging from 5 volts to 600 volts with Class-B support available. These products, as well as many others in the Active-Semi portfolio, are available at major distributors world-wide. Evaluation kits, motor control firmware for both Back-EMF and FOC with motor tuning software are available to jump-start PAC™ development.
For more information about Active-Semi® PAC™ ICs and motor solutions, visit www.active-semi.com/pac. More information about Chervon’s line of lawn & power tools is available at http://chervon-na.com/en/what-we-do/product-categories/outdoor-power-equipment
Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Active-Semi® is a rapidly emerging leader in multi-billion dollar power management and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company’s portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs provide scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Active-Semi® offers Power Application Controllers™ (PAC™), DC-DC, AC-DC and ActivePMU™products that significantly reduce solution size and cost, improve system reliability, and shorten system development cycle-time.
Active-Semi® is a multi-national company with 155 patents granted and pending. Active-Semi International Inc. is a Cayman Island corporation backed by leading Venture Capital firms, including, USVP, Tenaya Capital, LG and LDV Partners. More information at www.active-semi.com
Chervon is one of the top 10 power tool manufacturers in the world, selling in over 30,000 stores throughout 65 countries.
Introduced in 2013, each EGO POWER+ product is designed to provide superior performance and make yard maintenance easier and more enjoyable. EGO delivers on the promise of “The power and performance of gas/petrol without the noise, fuss and fumes.” EGO products are sold in North America, Europe and Australia.