Infineon Fees Up Automotive Designs With New Energy Options

Including to its automotive energy electronics portfolio, Infineon Applied sciences has introduced the discharge of two new energy options for EV and in-cabin electronics. These new options, the EZ-PD and HybridPACK Drive G2, supply designers improved electrical efficiency each inside and outdoors the cabin of the automobile. 


The Infineon HybridPACK Drive

The Infineon HybridPACK Drive provides greater electrical and thermal efficiency in comparison with its predecessor, making it a great candidate for next-gen EV energy electronics. Picture used courtesy of Infineon Technologies


As EV adoption rates continue to accelerate, builders are devoting extra consideration to the ability electronics underneath the hood to take advantage of the obtainable vitality. This may assist cut back the required charging frequency and prolong driving vary—two of the most important hurdles to widespread EV adoption.

This text will look at the reported specs and functions for every new Infineon chip to present readers a way of the place they could be present in new automobiles and the way they in the end profit the designer.


Twin-port Energy, Anyplace

With the objective of bringing USB-C PD anyplace within the automobile, the CCG7D and CCG7S each permit energy supply to be simply built-in into automotive charging functions. The CCG7D can management two ports with a single gadget, whereas the CCG7S can management a single USB-C PD port.


The CCG7D/S packs numerous controllers in a single device

The CCG7D/S packs quite a few controllers in a single gadget, requiring few exterior parts to comprehend a USB-C PD supply. Picture used courtesy of Infineon Technologies


Offering as much as 100 W per port, the CCG7D/S provides designers flexibility when powering in-car electronics akin to chargers or leisure techniques. Built-in support for varied fast-charging requirements additionally ensures that the programmed efficiency is relevant to a wider market. Including to the flexibility of the chip, Infineon has offered key peripherals akin to 16-bit timers, ADCs, and GPIO pins that permit the CCG7D/S to interface with a greater variety of techniques.

Infineon has offered a number of instance functions for the chips, together with rear-seat leisure (RSE) techniques. This utility instance highlights the flexibility of the gadgets because the USB-C port can be utilized as a PD supply whereas controlling a DisplayPort multiplexer, permitting for simultaneous charging and streaming.


Environment friendly Electrical Drivetrain

Alongside the CCG7D/S, Infineon has additionally launched the HybridPACK Drive G2, constructing on the HybridPACK Drive product line. The G2 is claimed to supply a efficiency enhance over the earlier era of the HybridPACK line in the identical footprint whereas enhancing the convenience of use via elevated integration choices.


The HybridPACK product line

The HybridPACK product line offers excessive efficiency utilizing the newest energy electronics supplies. Picture used courtesy of Infineon Technologies


Much like the G1, the G2 will possible embrace a wide range of voltage and present choices, all utilizing the identical bundle, permitting for a single design for use for a greater variety of efficiency ranges. It’s reported that the G2 will sport an influence vary of as much as 300 kW for the 750 V and 1200 V courses—a 20% performance increase over the earlier era.

The HybridPACK Drive G2 might be obtainable in Could 2023, with growth and analysis kits being launched across the similar time. Very similar to the earlier era, the G2 might be obtainable in each EDT3 Si IGBT and CoolSiC variations, permitting designers to decide on the fabric that’s finest suited to their particular objectives.


Finishing the EV Mannequin

The efficiency will increase offered by the newest Infineon chips are actually welcome, and designers will possible reap the advantages of improved connectivity and ease of use. They’re, nevertheless, just one piece of the EV puzzle. Alongside high-performing electronics, high-capacity and light-weight batteries are required to make electrical automobiles a widespread actuality.

Regardless, the efficiency boosts reported within the newest Infineon choices are a great signal for automotive builders, with improved robustness and gadget lifetime underneath the hood and sooner charging and connectivity within the cabin. Designers might, for example, leverage the improved energy options by creating modular automobiles the place parts akin to infotainment techniques could be hot-swapped with ease.