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[FAQ] Ventilator/medical blower design help and resources - *UPDATED*

[Update 8/24] Our ventilator/medical blower reference design is now available here: TIDA-010072

We understand that these are challenging times, and we’re here to help. If you need resources on how to design a ventilator or other medical equipment, we have teams available to work with you directly to help accelerate the design of these systems.

Here’s how to reach us:

  • Click the red “reply” button at the bottom of this FAQ and leave a comment.
  • Call/email your local TI field applications engineer (FAE) (if applicable).
  • Contact us via our Customer Support Center, where you can get support via phone, chat, or web form.

We’re currently developing a ventilator/medical blower reference design that will meet the specifications below. If you think this could help you, please reach out to us using one of the methods above, and we’ll share the design documents with you directly. [Update 8/24] This reference design is now available here: TIDA-010072

Ventilator/medical blower reference design specifications:

  • Input voltage range: 6-28V (12V-24V systems)
  • One blower motor driver featuring sensorless FOC drive, 6A peak
  • Two-channel bidirectional solenoid drive, 12V, 400mA per channel
  • Four-channel unidirectional solenoid drive, 12V, 400mA per channel

 Ventilator/medical blower reference design block diagram

Additionally, we have sub-system reference designs for ventilators on our ventilator web page.

We’ve also published resources for common design challenges in medical systems; they are listed below so that you can quickly browse and see if any are relevant to your design.

Motor drive design resources:

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