Exceptional EV performance and cost improvements with this new generation of GaN Power ElectronicsNuertingen, Germany // Ness Ziona, Israel, )
Gallium Nitride semiconductors are key to efficiency improvements, increasing the driving range and lifetime of electrified vehicles. hofer powertrain and VisIC Technologies Ltd. aim to develop Gallium Nitride-based power inverters for electric vehicles, achieving the breakthrough of Gallium Nitride technology for 800V battery systems in the automotive industry.
“We are proud to have reached the next step in developing efficient GaN-based, high-frequency inverters for 800V automotive applications,” says Lukasz Roslaniec, Electronics Expert at hofer powertrain.
Based on the guiding principle "develop fast and learn fast," the company focuses on reality-based development secured by successful customer projects, which allow early benchmarking. It accelerates the design and testing processes and helps to ensure rapid further development.
“hofer powertrain´s development paves the way for a breakthrough in GaN inverter performance, which is superior to silicon and silicon-carbide-based designs for high efficiency,” says Ilia Bunin, Senior Product Manager & Technical Expert at VisIC Technologies.
The system is about to undergo a series of tests in real-world conditions and is believed to exceed expectations, leading to higher efficiency of the entire automotive powertrain.