Power Conversion

In the EV and HEV the power converters control the electrical current between the battery and the motor and vice-versa. The internal components of a power converter are principally the semiconductors. Consequently, they must be designed to manage a battery voltage up to higher levels (especially on the charge phase). Due this, the main goals of design to be considered are the conduction and switching losses, the operating temperatures, the switching times and the reverse voltage.

Our solutions privilege these constrains to realize high-efficiency solution that allows increasing the real range of energy consumption. To increase the efficiency of our power electronics we are studying a new generation of semiconductor technologies like silicon carbide (SiC) that promise to be more efficient, compact and lighter than conventional applications.