AMP, a connected battery management and charging technologies company based in Los Angeles with an office in Detroit, today announced the integration technology from a North Carolina based company to optimize battery performance, charging, and costs.
Jiaqi Liang, vice president of hardware engineering at AMP, says the silicon carbide technology from Wolfspeed, based in Durham, will allow AMP’s market-ready energy management solution integrates ultra-fast DC charging, DC-DC, and bi-directional on-board AC charging into a single platform, providing optimal charging experience, monitoring, care, and performance of batteries.
“At AMP, we understand the power that silicon carbide brings to vehicle electrification,” says Liang. “The use of Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide in AMP’s Energy Management unlocks higher power density and efficiency, better platform scalability, and precise charging control. All are acutely observed by consumers through improvements in cabin space, charging time, and lower cost.”
Wolfspeed’s E-Series MOSFETs — or metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors — are optimized for use in automotive applications, such as traction inverters, electric vehicle onboard battery charging, and high voltage DC-DC converters.
“AMP’s integration of our technology signals continued growth for Silicon Carbide in the automotive industry,” says Jay Cameron, senior vice president and general manager of power at Wolfspeed. “The expansion of our automotive-qualified 650-volt and 1200-volt E-Series Silicon Carbide MOSFET portfolio allows AMP to easily deploy their products for either 400-volt or 800-volt systems.”