Marelli has developed a new 800 V silicon carbide inverter platform. “The new inverter platform based on our 800-volt silicon carbide power module technology allows it to serve applications where energy use is optimized, the performance is maximized and efficiency is dramatically improved,” says Dr. Razvan Panati, Head of Power Electronics Technology for Marelli’s Vehicle Electrification Division. “With a complete range of modular solutions, we are able to offer to our customers more flexibility in terms of packaging, cooling system design and energy storage.”
The company says the new inverter platform “can extract more energy from the battery at a higher efficiency and secure a significant increase in the driving range of a vehicle.”
The platform includes Marelli-designed and AUTOSAR-compliant software which is hosted by an Electric Control Unit within the inverter case.