EV, Hybrids & Charging Infrastructure

November 2022
Optimizing Drive-Cycle Simulations for Automotive Applications

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Figure 1. EAB450M12XM3 automotive qualified 1200 V, 450 A all-Silicon Carbide conduction-optimized, half-bridge module by Wolfspeed®

­Silicon Carbide (SiC) has transformed power delivery and management in a number of industries, especially electric vehicle (EV) charging and on-board power conversion. This is due to its superior thermal characteristics, low losses, and power density, which result in higher efficiency and reliability when com
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11/30/2022
Coca-Cola will now Make Local Deliveries in Belgium with 30 Electric Renault Trucks Vehicles

Coca-Cola will now make local deliveries in Belgium with 30 electric Renault Trucks vehicles

­Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will start using 30 electric trucks to make “last mile” deliveries to local customers in Belgium. The first five vehicles will go out today in the Antwerp area. Through a key partnership with Renault Trucks, the beverage manufacturer is electrifying one-fifth of
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11/28/2022
Melexis Announces Solution for EV Battery Current Sensing

Melexis Announces Solution for EV Battery Current Sensing

­Melexis reinforces its reputation in the automotive current sensing market by announcing the MLX91230 and the MLX91231. They offer access to shunt or Hall type current sensor technologies. These ASIL compliant devices can measure voltage, current and temperature. Customers will be provided with flexibility an
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11/10/2022
Advancements in Energy Storage System Capabilities

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Figure 1: Residential application

­Energy storage systems are used in a variety of renewable energy sources to store power and stabilize electrical performance. With the growth of interconnected systems as well as an increased focus on clean energy at both commercial and residential levels, these systems require increasingly rugged and capable
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11/09/2022
CDE Addresses Capacitor Needs of Next-Gen Level-3 EV Charger Designers

CDE Addresses Capacitor Needs of Next-Gen Level-3 EV Charger Designers

­In response to the rapidly growing demand for higher-performance DC link capacitors for EV chargers, Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE) has expanded its standard-product offerings and brought to light its advanced custom capacitor capabilities. While the inverter circuitry at the heart of EV charging st
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11/08/2022
Onsemi Bucharest Expansion Drives Intelligent Power Solutions

Brian Pickard, Vice President and General Manager Integrated Circuit, Protection & Signal Division at onsemi

Just over a year ago, I interviewed onsemi’s CEO Hassane El-Khoury on the company’s direction and strategy. As well as the steps the company is making to guarantee supply to its customers, the main focus of the talk was around intelligent power and sensing solutions. In the interview, El-Khoury explained his i
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11/02/2022
Bring Your Next Battery Charger Project to Life with Minimum Design Risks

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Figure 1. Infineon offering cover key components in chargers (colored in green)

­Every day more and more of the devices and equipment used in our daily life are powered by batteries. For example, we can find electronic equipment with batteries around the house, such as cordless power tools, drones, and other domestic robots (e.g., robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, etc.). At the same time, due to rising fuel prices, government incentives, and rising awareness about air pollution, common modes of transportation such as bicycles, scooters, and mopeds have now also turned into electrical vehicles. All of these applications are
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11/01/2022
Backlog for Electric Vehicles Eases Up (Mostly)

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Electric vehicles aren’t quite as scarce as they used to be. Back in August, we reported that most EVs were backordered anywhere from 3-6 months (or more), while arguably the most popular EV brand (Tesla) was delayed about a year. Well, supply has apparently caught up to demand. Or at the very least,
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Date:
11/01/2022