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Posts Tagged: VisIC

hofer’s new 800 V EV inverter to use VisIC gallium nitride chips

Automotive powertrain maker hofer powertrain is using semiconductor manufacturer VisIC Technologies’s gallium nitride chip in its new inverter. hofer powertrain has selected the gallium nitride D3GaN Direct Drive D-Mode chip for its new traction inverter. The high-frequency 3-level inverter is designed for 800 V battery systems in automotive applications. “hofer powertrain’s development paves the way… 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 »

VisIC and Hofer to develop 3-Level 800 V GaN inverter

Gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor manufacturer VisIC Technologies plans to team up with automotive powertrain maker Hofer Powertrain to develop a 3-Level 800 V GaN inverter for EVs. Hofer brings over 5 years of experience developing a 3-Level inverter to the table. The company says that, compared to 2-level inverters with IGBTs or SiC chips, its… Read more »

VisIC partners with ZF to develop next-gen EV inverters

ZF Friedrichshafen and VisIC Technologies have announced a partnership to create a new generation of EV drivelines. The focus of the joint effort will be on 400-volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the EV market. ZF specializes in wide-band-gap semiconductor technology, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride. Gallium nitride semiconductors are thought… Read more »

VisIC publishes reference design for its GaN on-board charger

Israel-based VisIC Technologies, a manufacturer of gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor devices for the auto, data center and industrial markets, has published a reference design aimed at the EV industry for its on-board charger (OBC) that uses its GaN technology. The 6.7 kW OBC has a volume of 2.3 liters and weighs 4.5 kg, providing… Read more »