Gas and electric cooktops have been the traditional way to cook food. They heat indirectly, using a heating element, and passing radiant energy onto your food. However, induction cooking uses electromagnetic energy to heat pots and pans directly, which is far more efficient, delivering between 80 to 90 percent of its electromagnetic energy to the food in the pan.
In contrast, gas and electric cooktops deliver 38 and 70 percent of its energy, respectively. That means induction cooktops not only heat up much faster, are safer, cleaner, but their temperature controls are also more precise.
To take full advantage of the benefits of inductive cooking, NXP has developed a solution that integrates high performing, reliable, robust, and flexible products including a Kinetis KE MCU with best-in-class enablement to streamline your design process. Together, this NXP solution enables the design of an induction cooktop that is safe, clean, and efficient.