Power Electronics / Power Management


Power modules enable 15% weight reduction in race cars

22 November 2023 Power Electronics / Power Management

University Racing Eindhoven (URE) have recently competed in their first race of the season at the iconic TT circuit in Assen, Netherlands in electric classes of the international Formula Student competition. They proudly entered the season with the fastest and lightest race car that the student team has ever developed. Despite fierce competition, URE demonstrated their outstanding capabilities and achieved a commendable 5th place finish. The team’s remarkable performance has heightened expectations for future races and their pursuit of a podium position.

Vicor Corporation provided high-performance power modules to URE, helping them achieve their lightest vehicle ever for the team’s 20th year anniversary. Chosen for their small and lightweight characteristics, the Vicor modules efficiently step down the high-voltage accumulator’s power from 400 – 600 V to 27 – 38 V.

Using the Vicor high power density modules, the team was able to achieve an amazing 15% decrease in weight. With seven low-voltage circuits powered, including accumulator and radiator fans, these modules offer optimal efficiency.


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Multi-channel electronic load series
Conical Technologies Power Electronics / Power Management
ITECH has recently announced the release of their upgraded IT8700P+ series multi-channel electronic loads. This new series supports master-slave parallel configuration between all the modules, allowing for different modules to be mixed and matched for synchronisation.

Read more...
Self-extinguishing batteries
Power Electronics / Power Management
The most commonly used electrolyte, which is highly combustible – a medium composed of a lithium salt and an organic solvent – is replaced with materials found in a commercial fire extinguisher.

Read more...
Input power bus conditioners
Accutronics Power Electronics / Power Management
The FLHG-60 and the FLHGI-60 are designed to be used as the front-end to the company’s MGDD N input series, to develop full power solutions.

Read more...
Isolated power module with high efficiency
RS South Africa Power Electronics / Power Management
The new MagI3C-FISM power module, with an integrated switching power stage, is 100% pin-to-pin compatible with the previous versions.

Read more...
Hi-Rel DC-DC converter
Accutronics Power Electronics / Power Management
The MGDD-06 series from GAÏA Converter is an ultra-wide input 6 W family of power converter modules, with a permanent input voltage range of 9 to 160 V DC.

Read more...
Energy measurement IC
CST Electronics Power Electronics / Power Management
The SY7T501 and SY7T502 are Silergy’s newest energy measurement ICs for cost-sensitive IoT applications such as smart-plugs, dimmers, power-strips, intelligent lighting, and other points of load.

Read more...
Reference design: USB-C PD and Qi charging
Power Electronics / Power Management
Infineon’s REF_TX15W_PD60W_N1 is the industry’s first turnkey solution to offer a PD and Qi multi-charger, allowing same-time charging via the USB-PC PD port and the Qi wireless power transmitter.

Read more...
SMD varistors with huge surge current capability
Electrocomp Power Electronics / Power Management
TDK Corporation has introduced two new varistor series in SMD design, the larger of the two capable of handling a surge current of 10 000 A.

Read more...
Transmitting power to remote places
Altron Arrow Editor's Choice Power Electronics / Power Management
The new single-pair power over Ethernet (SPoE) allows for power and data to be transmitted over longer distances of up to 1000 metres.

Read more...
PV DC-DC converter
Conical Technologies Power Electronics / Power Management
This new series from Mornsun is designed for renewable energy applications, and boasts an ultra-wide and ultra-high 300 to 1500 V DC.

Read more...