Mitsubishi Electric announces 600V High-voltage Integrated Circuit for Automotive Applications
Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new 600V high-voltage integrated circuit (HVIC), the M81729FP, for use in voltage converters of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). EVs and HEVs use voltage converters incorporated with power devices to convert high-voltage current, which is used otherwise to power motors, into low-voltage current to power various equipment in the vehicle.
Mitsubishi Electric’s new 600V HVIC achieves a wide guaranteed temperature range of minus 40 to plus 125 degrees C, and offers higher reliability for automotive applications. Such advantages will contribute to the downsizing and higher reliability of EV and HEV voltage converters. Global sales begin on April 2.