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Airbus and STMicroelectronics partner on power electronics for aircraft electrification

Airbus, an aerospace company, and STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor manufacturer, have partnered on power electronics R&D for future hybrid-powered aircraft and full-electric urban air vehicles. The collaboration builds on previous evaluations of wide bandgap semiconductor materials for aircraft electrification by both companies. The partnership will develop silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) devices, packages and… Read more »

ZF signs multi-year contract to buy silicon carbide devices from STMicroelectronics

Starting in 2025, global technology company ZF will purchase silicon carbide devices from STMicroelectronics. The components are to be integrated into ZF’s new modular inverter architecture scheduled for series production in 2025. To match customers’ performance requirements, ZF is able to connect a variable number of the devices together without altering the design of the… Read more »

McLaren Applied selects STMicroelectronics to supply silicon carbide power modules

McLaren Applied has selected STMicroelectronics as a key supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for its next-generation IPG5 800V inverter.  The next-generation IPG5 800V silicon carbide inverter can power electric motors to more than 400 kW peak, 250 kW continuous. It’s designed for automotive applications, and adheres to ISO 26262 ASIL-D standards. The IPG5… Read more »

STMicroelectronics introduces improved silicon-carbide power modules

Global semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics has released new high-power modules for EVs that it says will boost performance and driving range. They will be used for Hyundai’s E-GMP EV platform, which is shared by the Kia EV6 and other models. The company’s five new third-generation SiC-MOSFET-based modules cover a range of power ratings and operating voltages… Read more »

STMicroelectronics supplies SiC semiconductors for SEMIKRON’s EV power modules

Semiconductor provider STMicroelectronics is supplying SiC semiconductors for SEMIKRON’s eMPack EV power modules. “In addition to its transformative effect in e-mobility, our SiC technology, now in its third generation, is driving increased efficiency, performance and reliability in sustainable energy and industrial power-control applications,” said STMicroelectronics Executive VP Edoardo Merli. As part of a four-year technical… Read more »

STMicroelectronics introduces new line of EV microcontrollers

Semiconductor provider STMicroelectronics has introduced a new line of microcontrollers (MCUs). The Stellar E line is designed for EVs as well as domain and zonal electronic architectures. The company says that, compared to other MCUs that depend on additional chips to manage the control of silicon carbide power modules, Stellar E MCUs manage control-loop processing… Read more »

STMicroelectronics releases SiC MOSFETs for 800 V drive systems

STMicroelectronics has released its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, intended for 800 V drive systems. ST’s new SiC devices are designed for traction inverters, on-board chargers, DC-DC converters and e-climate compressors. The new components are designed to boost the efficiency of motor drives, renewable-energy converters and storage systems. Devices with nominal voltage ratings… Read more »

STMicroelectronics and Leti to enhance on-board charging with gallium nitride

Semiconductor provider STMicroelectronics and French research institute Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technologies (Leti) have announced plans to enhance on-board EV chargers with gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology. They plan to have validated engineering samples ready in 2019. Devices that use gallium nitride can handle higher voltages, frequencies and temperatures than those using conventional materials such… Read more »

IoTecha’s IoT.ON platform enables both AC and DC bidirectional charging

Smart charging specialist IoTecha has developed a verticalized platform including hardware, embedded software and cloud services, that’s designed to power turnkey EV charging solutions. The IoT.ON platform was recently upgraded with a new processor (the brain of a Smart Charger) that includes the STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 MPU along with the ST33 Trusted Platform Module. Key features… Read more »

Silicon carbide is becoming the material of choice for EV power electronics

Silicon carbide is a hot topic in the power electronics field these days. As a recent article in the New York Times explains, SiC is a wide-bandgap (WBG) material that designers are increasingly choosing to make power electronics devices more efficient. WBG advantages The WBG classification has profound implications for device behavior and performance. This… Read more »