Charged EVs | VisIC and Kyocera develop collaboration on high-current elements


Semiconductor producer VisIC Applied sciences and sensor and management unit firm Kyocera AVX Salzburg—a subsidiary of Kyocera AVX—are increasing their collaboration on high-current energy elements designed for high-voltage purposes together with e-drivetrains and charging.

“Along with Kyocera AVX Salzburg, we are going to present packaged discrete GaN units and die-based energy modules for main EV OEM and Tier 1 designs,” says SVP of Gross sales and Advertising at VisIC Applied sciences Ran Klier.

“Gallium nitride semiconductors are the important thing to effectivity enhancements and rising the driving vary of electrified autos,” says Kyocera AVX Salzburg Product Line Director Martin Knosp. “This expertise provides considerably higher switching velocity and smaller and lighter bundle sizes, thereby decreasing complete system prices.”

The collaboration features a energy module based mostly on VisIC’s second era D3GaN (Direct Drive D-Mode) swap, which has been built-in into the next-generation inverter pattern of an automotive producer.

VisIC additionally says it labored with Kyocera AVX Salzburg to develop a battery disconnection based mostly on GaN energy switches, which can be accessible in 2022.

Supply: VisIC Applied sciences


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