Posts Tagged: EV Power Electronics

Nexperia acquires Newport Wafer Fab

Semiconductors have been enjoying an unaccustomed turn in the media spotlight since the recent shortage that forced many automakers to slow or suspend production. The latest news on the semiconductor scene is that Nexperia, an expert in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors, has acquired Newport Wafer Fab, which operates a semiconductor production facility in… Read more »

InnoSwitch3-AQ supports EV designs with expanded 30-1,200 V input range

Power Integrations has expanded its InnoSwitch3-AQ family of devices, which combine a MOSFET, primary and secondary controllers and Fluxlink reinforced isolated feedback into a single IC. The new family members feature a 900 V primary MOSFET, which is designed for safe and reliable operation during system voltage transients while reducing the number and cost of… Read more »

Silicon Mobility improves inverter and motor efficiency through digital control

Silicon Mobility, a provider of digital controls for EV powertrains, says its control system improves inverter and motor efficiency by 2% to 4.6% compared to the industry-standard SVPWM control technique.  During the 34th International EV Symposium, Silicon Mobility and Cascadia Motion presented their latest research results, in which Optimized Pulse Pattern (OPP) modulation increased the… Read more »

Nexperia’s new 40 V MOSFETs for automotive and industrial applications

Nexperia has announced new 0.55 mΩ RDS(on) 40 V power MOSFETs in the LFPAK88 package for automotive (BUK7S0R5-40H) and industrial (PSMNR55-40SSH) applications. The company says the devices are the lowest RDS(on) 40 V parts it has ever produced. They deliver higher power densities than traditional D2PAK devices and offer improved performance in both avalanche and… Read more »

Power Integrations new automotive-qualified silicon diodes for high-switching-speed designs

Power Integrations, a maker of high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, has announced its 600 V, 12 A Qspeed diode, the AEC-Q101-qualified QH12TZ600Q. The company says the device’s Qrr of 14 nC at 25° C improves the efficiency of an onboard charger’s PFC stage and reduces the thermals of the PFC MOSFETs.  Senior Product… Read more »

BrightLoop leverages EPC’s GaN transistors for EV applications

BrightLoop Converters is teaming up with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to deliver the upcoming Value line of high-power DC-DC converters. The Value product line is composed of two converters, M and L, delivering 6 kW/300 A and 12 kW/600 A, respectively. BrightLoop says the power converters have a smaller footprint and lower weight than equivalent… Read more »

Delta-Q launches three-in-one charging solution

Delta-Q Technologies has introduced a new line of battery charging solutions. The new XV3300 combines a 3.3 kW charger, a 500 W DC-DC converter and an EV charging station interface in a single package.  “The launch represents a significant product development milestone for Delta-Q,” said Co-CEO Steve Blaine. “The XV3300 answers our OEM customers’ need… Read more »

Drive System Design’s software tool identifies optimal EV powertrain

Drive System Design (DSD), a specialist in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems, has enhanced its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process (ePOP). This software-based tool is designed to help e-mobility providers swiftly identify the propulsion systems that best fit their specific needs. DSD says its comprehensive analysis tool can quickly review tens… Read more »

Silicon Labs expands isolated gate driver product family with Si828x version 2

Silicon Labs has announced the addition of the Si828x version 2 to its isolated gate driver product family. This update allows the product family to drive silicon carbide (SiC) FET gates, addressing the growing market for half- and full-bridge inverters and power supplies that require improved power density, cooler operation and reduced switching losses. “The… Read more »