The NXP EV traction inverter is a critical component in electric vehicles which is responsible for converting DC power from the battery to AC power to drive the traction motor. It must deliver high power levels (from 80 to over 200 kW), withstand high temperatures and be lightweight.
NXP's EV traction inverter system solution features multicore lockstep MCUs, safety SBCs, CAN, Ethernet PHY and high-voltage gate drivers to control power conversion to the traction motor with high efficiency and reliability.
NXP's system solution delivers a rich set of motor control software packages to accompany the optimized hardware. The EV traction inverter system also provides precise control, monitoring and protection of high-power switches for energy efficiency and reliability. The system gives accurate and efficient motor speed and torque control and enables ASIL D compliance with ISO 26262 requirements.
To support customers in their traction inverter development and reduce time to market, NXP offers an easy-to-use EV Power Inverter Control Reference Platform with system enablement software. These design platforms include schematics, BoMs, layout files and safety documentation for use with either IGBTs and SiC MOSFET modules.