Automotive electronics can now take full advantage of the improved efficiency, speed, smaller size, and lower cost of GaN devices. Several large applications where GaN has significant advantages over the aging silicon MOSFET have emerged, including the 48 V hybrid and electric DC-DC converters, driver assist (ADAS) and autonomous navigation, motor drives, and infotainment systems.
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48 V systems for mild hybrid and electric vehicles allow for greater efficiency, reduced emissions, extended battery lifespan, and reduced overall costs.
When combined, lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) can enhance vehicle safety and performance by providing a comprehensive view of the vehicle's surroundings, allowing for advanced lidar safety features such as collision detection.
There are multiple BLDC motors in vehicles, including those used for motion control and position, power steering, and vehicle controls.
Automotive infotainment systems are an essential component of modern vehicles, providing entertainment and information as well as improved safety features.
Our growing portfolio of automotive (AEC-Q) qualified FETs and ICs provide engineers with greater flexibility in design, higher efficiency, and higher power density for improved overall system performance and cost.
Our GaN technology has accumulated billions of hours of successful field experience in automotive applications such as lidar, 48 V power systems, ultra-high fidelity infotainment, and high-intensity headlamps. Rigorous testing results in more reliable and robust devices for improved safety and reduced maintenance costs over the lifetime of the vehicle.
EPC offers a comprehensive suite of design tools and reference designs that have been optimized for specific automotive applications, including lidar, DC-DC power, infotainment, and motor drives, to help engineers reduce time-to-market and development costs.
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