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WiTricity to use TI automotive-grade semiconductor components in its DRIVE 11 wireless charging systems

WiTricity is collaborating with Texas Instruments (TI) to use automotive-grade semiconductor components in WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging systems and reference designs. WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance. WiTricity’s industry-leading DRIVE 11 wireless charging system enables drivers to park their electric vehicles (EVs) and be assured of rapid and efficient charging without having to handle charging cables.

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WiTricity to use TI automotive-grade semiconductor components in its DRIVE 11 wireless charging systems

WiTricity’s TMN Controller utilizing TI’s C2000 real-time control microcontroller (MCU) can enable DRIVE 11-based electric vehicles and charging stations to automatically optimize energy transfer between the source and vehicle in a wide range of real-world operating conditions including parking misalignment, differing vehicle ground clearance and varying battery voltage conditions.

WiTricity is working with major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to bring the next generation of wireless EV charging to a commercial reality. Licensing agreements have been announced with Toyota, Delphi, TDK, IHI, Shindengen, Daihen and BRUSA. WiTricity is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems.

 

About Piyush Rajan

Asst. Editor |Telematics Wire | Smart automotive

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