Texas Instruments, Delta Drive EV Charging Innovation

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced a significant collaboration with Delta Electronics to advance electric vehicle (EV) onboard charging and power solutions. This partnership aims to enhance power density, performance, and size, making EVs safer, faster to charge, and more affordable.

Key Highlights

  • Collaboration between Texas Instruments and Delta Electronics
  • Focus on optimizing power density, performance, and size
  • Establishment of a joint innovation laboratory in Pingzhen, Taiwan
  • Development of smaller, more efficient, and reliable EV power systems

“The transition to electric vehicles is key to helping achieve a more sustainable future,” said Amichai Ron, Senior Vice President for Embedded Processing at TI. He emphasized the strong foundation built through years of collaboration with Delta Electronics, which will now be used to develop more efficient and reliable EV power systems, including onboard chargers and DC/DC converters.

James Tang, Executive Vice President of Mobility and head of the Electric Vehicle Solutions business group at Delta Electronics, highlighted Delta’s long-standing commitment to developing high-efficiency automotive power products since 2008. “With this joint innovation laboratory, Delta intends to leverage TI’s advanced technology in digital control and GaN to enhance the power density and performance of our EV power systems,” he stated.

Development Phases

  1. Phase One: Focuses on developing a lighter, cost-effective 11kW onboard charger using TI’s latest C2000™ real-time microcontrollers (MCUs) and proprietary active electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter products. This collaboration aims to reduce the charger’s size by 30% and achieve up to 95% power conversion efficiency.
  2. Phase Two: Will leverage C2000 real-time MCUs for automotive applications, enabling automakers to achieve automotive safety integrity levels (ASILs) up to ASIL D. Integrated automotive isolated gate drivers will further enhance power density while minimizing the overall solution size.
  3. Phase Three: The collaboration will focus on developing next-generation automotive power solutions, utilizing TI’s decade-long expertise in gallium nitride (GaN) technology.

“The rapid growth of electronics in automotive applications has enabled more feature-rich, efficient, and safer vehicles,” said Luke Lee, President of Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and South Asia, Texas Instruments. He emphasized TI’s longstanding presence in Taiwan and its strong connection with the local automotive industry, noting that this collaboration is a step forward in driving vehicle electrification.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated is a global semiconductor company known for designing, manufacturing, testing, and selling analog and embedded processing chips. These chips are integral to various markets, including industrial, automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment, and enterprise systems. TI is driven by a passion for creating a better world by making electronics more affordable and reliable through continuous innovation in semiconductors.

For more information, visit TI.com.

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