Posts Tagged: Power Electronics

Mersen Fischerlink’s low-inductance busbar/capacitor assembly for SiC DC-link

Mersen has introduced a new capacitor and busbar sub-assembly, called Fischerlink 2.0. Traditionally, capacitors are connected to busbars by screw or solder connections, which may cause increased inductance in the sub-assembly. Mersen’s Fischerlink 2.0 uses laser welding to connect capacitor terminals to busbars, which the company says improves the overall performance of the assembly and… Read more »

The technical challenges of bidirectional chargers

For years, we’ve been hearing about an EV technology that promises to be a game-changers: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) bidirectional charging. My recent work with one V2G charger developer, Fermata Energy, has convinced me that V2G has found its proverbial killer app: load peak shaving for commercial/industrial energy customers. This article is going to concentrate on the… Read more »

BorgWarner to build integrated drive module for Ford Mustang Mach-E

BorgWarner has announced that it is building an Integrated Drive Module (iDM) for Ford’s new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. The iDM comes complete with a BorgWarner thermal-management system and a gearbox integrated with a motor and power electronics from other suppliers.  “Our knowledge of system integration, paired with our gearing proficiency, allows us to design… Read more »

Infineon’s new power module for mid-power EV traction inverters

Infineon Technologies has introduced the HybridPACK DC6i, a new IGBT power module tailored to the needs of EV traction inverters in the 80 kW to 100 kW power class. It combines Infineon’s EDT2 IGBTs with package technologies for compactness, thermal management at reduced material cost and easy installation. Within Infineon’s portfolio, the HybridPACK DC6i is… Read more »

Apollo Future Mobility releases prototype of SiC dual inverter

Apollo Future Mobility Group (AFMG) has announced that its subsidiary, GLM, has successfully completed the first prototype of a SiC Dual Inverter 800 V system for the EV market. The inverter system was co-developed with semiconductor manufacturer ROHM.  The new inverter is equipped with a solid-state battery (SSB) battery management system (BMS), two inverters and… Read more »

ON Semiconductor provides Danfoss with IGBTs and diodes for inverter traction modules

ON Semiconductor will supply Danfoss Silicon Power with high-power IGBTs and diodes for inverter traction modules in the EV market. “Chip independency is an important and fundamental element of the Danfoss go-to market strategy. By selecting IGBT chips from ON Semiconductor, we are accommodating the high growth expectations from our automotive customers,” said Claus A…. Read more »

Freudenberg develops thermally conductive elastomer for EVs

Engineers at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies have developed an elastomer that merges relatively high heat capacity with electrically insulating properties by combining silicone rubber with special fillers. Electronic components can be mounted in a thermally conductive aluminum housing, which dissipates heat through cooling water or convection. Senior Application Manager Armin Striefler explains why Freudenberg decided to… Read more »

Power Integrations releases InnoSwitch3 flyback switcher IC for EVs

Power Integrations has announced the production release of the InnoSwitch3-AQ, an AEC-Q100-qualified flyback switcher with integrated 750 V MOSFET and secondary-side sensing. The newly qualified device family targets EV applications such as traction inverters, OBC (on-board chargers), EMS (energy management DC/DC bus converters) and BMS (battery management systems). The InnoSwitch3-AQ uses the company’s high-speed FluxLink… Read more »

Infineon to supply Danfoss with power semiconductors for EVs

Danfoss and Infineon Technologies have signed a multi-year volume supply agreement. Infineon will supply chipsets of IGBTs and diodes to Danfoss Silicon Power, to be used in power modules for inverters that control EV motors. “The market for electromobility is picking up noticeably, and the supply industry is getting ready for this,” said Claus Petersen,… Read more »

Infineon’s new silicon carbide power module for EVs

At its virtual PCIM booth (July 1-3), Infineon Technologies will present the EasyPACK module with CoolSiC automotive MOSFET technology, a 1,200 V half-bridge module with an 8 mΩ/150 A current rating. With the introduction of the CoolSiC automotive MOSFET technology into the EasyPACK, Infineon is expanding the range of uses for the module family to… Read more »