Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) has introduced a reference design that adds Wi-Fi connectivity to an EV charging station, enabling drivers to remotely monitor and control the charging of their vehicles.
The new reference design uses TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless microcontroller (MCU) technology, which allows designers to create stations that intelligently charge at non-peak times or detect and communicate when a charging station is available.
The design supports Level 1 and Level 2 charging. Later this year TI plans to introduce a DC fast charging reference design scalable to 600 V and 400 A.
The EV Charging Station with Wi-Fi reference design supports power delivery up to 30 amps, and is expandable by using larger relays. It can also be expanded to support other applications such as payment, authentication and home automation.
Source: Texas Instruments