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Optimizing DC/DC Converters for EMI in Automotive systems

Optimizing DC/DC Converters for EMI in Automotive Systems

EMI (electromagnetic interference) mitigation is a critical step in the design process in most electronic systems, and especially so in the automotive world. In many cases, automotive OEM emissions requirements are even more stringent than both national and international standards bodies like the FCC. Unfortunately, by their nature, switching regulators are sources of EMI; but, in order to keep power supply designs small and efficient, switchers are a critical component. So how can you reap the benefits of a switching regulator while still meeting challenging EMI requirements?

Selecting operational amplifiers for HEV/EV powertrain systems

This presentation will focus on the voltage and current monitoring solutions within HEV/EV system – specifically on overcoming the challenges of high voltages and maintaining an isolation barrier. Afterwards, we will discuss specific op amp parameters to consider for monitoring within the on-board charger (OBC), battery management system (BMS), DC/DC converter, and inverter end equipments.

How to design multi-kW DC/DC Converters  for electric vehicles

How to design multi-kW DC/DC converters for electric vehicles (EVs)

We are all well aware that the demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) is increasing rapidly. This eight-part training session begins with a description of a typical EV system in part 1. Part 2 is a brief description of how both Lead Acid and Lithium Ion batteries are charged. Part 3 focuses on the types of power factor and harmonic currents. Part 4 discusses power factor correction and the typical boost PFC stage. Part 5 concentrates on the Phase Shifted Full Bridge topology, including the reasons why it is used and a detailed description of how it operates.

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