USING GAN SEMICONDUCTORS TO FUEL CHANGE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
The global world of transportation is undergoing an evolution as dramatic as the implementation of the steam engine during the industrialization of modern civilization.
The number of electric and hybrid vehicles has increased rapidly in the US and the world over the past few years, and continues to accelerate. The 500,000 electric vehicles in 2016 are expected to reach 65 million new electric vehicles sold in 2040. The electricity consumption that accompanies that will rise by 30,000% – from 6TWh in 2016 to 1,800TWh in 2040, or 5% of global power. That will require a change in electric vehicle efficiency, electricity pricing for vehicle charging, as well as new storage and efficiency solutions.
Norway’s electric car market share of new car purchases in 2017
Changing Transportation Electrification Systems Through Efficient Power Design
GaN enables smaller, more efficient and lower cost power systems. For the automotive industry, this means smaller, lighter batteries, improved charging performance, and greater range for vehicles – as well as more energy efficient data centers to support them.
POWER LOSS REDUCTION
LOWER SYSTEM COST
GaN Technology in Automobiles
– Onboard battery charger
– DC/AC converter
– Traction inverter
– Wireless battery charger
– LIDAR sensor
– 48V power system
– Data Centers
– Electronic Power Steering
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