Electronic Vehicles

Benefits of Intel FPGAs in HEV/EV Applications

Performance improvements:

  • Tighter control loops and faster switching speed for improved efficiencies
  • Continuous algorithm improvements for better performance

Differentiation while lowering costs:

  • Custom algorithm in model-based design methodologies for better drive feel and efficiency
  • Integration of functions into fewer components

Long product life and functional safety

  • Longer product life cycle >15 years
  • Established Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Functional safety support since 2010 

Comparison of VVC 10 kHz and 50 kHz Designs

Item

Current system

Next generation

Size reduction

Potential cost reduction

Inductor (L)

200 uH

40 uH

5X

$200 to $100

Capacitor (Chv)

2000 uF

400 uF

5X

$300 to $100

Capacitor (Clv)

400 uF

80 uF

5X

$100 to $50

IGBT Losses

500 W

1100 W

-

-

SiC MOSFET Losses

150 W

250 W

2X

Higher cost but declining

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