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Cover Story – Power Electronics

Interactions between harmonic sources from the industrial grid and electric vehicles

According to the plans of the German government, 15 million electric vehicles are to be registered and one million charging points installed in
Germany by 2030. The automotive industry is heavily promoting the expansion of the charging infrastructure. As this article shows, the grid quality must be taken into
account when integrating into the upstream industrial power grid in order to know the possible effects of charging electric vehicles and to be
able to take measures. Power
electronics generate sinusoidal oscillations whose frequency is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency and which are referred to as harmonics. The superimposition with the fundamental oscillation results in a distorted voltage curve. This can have a negative effect on the upstream (industrial) grid. Volkswagen

Cover Story – Interview

In SiC components, we are aiming for a market share of 30% by 2025

Aly Mashaly, Rohm Semiconductor, talks about the current trends in this
area.

Megawatt charging technology for battery-electric vehicles

If battery-electric vehicles are to achieve long ranges, large amounts of energy must be transferred in the shortest possible time. A typical target is, for example, the recharging of 600 km range for a passenger car within 5 minutes. For this scenario, a fully automatic recharging system was developed that overcomes the power limitations of conventional plug-andcable units. For the e-vehicle market segment, a continuous current capacity of up to 3000 A at a charging
voltage of 1250 V is targeted.

 

Guest commentary

Andrea Conti, AVL

 

Development – Test

Smart test methods for drive trains in electric commercial vehicles

The article shows how the extension of an electric motor emulator accelerates the development of heavy commercial vehicles: An approach to
replicating whole-vehicle behaviour in electric powe trains with multi-stage transmissions. Thus, the leap from
signal level (HiL) testing to an e-drive test bench can be solved by emulation with power quantities

Hansen Report

As a source for technology and business trends in the global automotive electronics industry, Paul Hansen highlights current industry topics within the framework of ATZelectronics resp. ATZelectronics worldwide, Paul Hansen highlights current industry topics.

Automated Driving

Autosar-based cold standby fallback for safety-critical applications

Applications such as automated driving require electronic systems that continue to function even if their control unit fails. The article shows how a suitable so-called failoperational fallback level can be integrated on the basis of the Autosar adaptive standard. In this case, control units already present in the
vehicle, which normally fulfil other tasks, take over safety-critical functions in the event of problems. ITK

In Focus

How self-learning algorithms can be useful in car production

Automated driving is hardly
conceivable without artificial
intelligence. But in car production itself, it is also important to recognise the probability of future events occurring at an early stage: for example, the production of lowquality components or the need for maintenance of the machines in the production lines. Last but not least, intelligent interaction between OEMs and suppliers is part of automotive production with foresight.

Electrification

With optimised powertrain and new semiconductor technologies to the electric vehicle of tomorrow

The powertrain is the most important system in all-electric vehicles. At its heart is the drive converter, which determines the drive characteristics and has a direct influence on the dynamics of the vehicle. It therefore plays an important role in the
implementation of efficient and sustainable electromobility. Complementary subsystems and the latest semiconductor technologies must also be considered in the development of efficient electric vehicles.

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The leading specialist magazine for the automotive electronics sector features new details about research and development. ATZelectronics offers development engineers and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles a deep insight into focal points and interfaces of current electronic development in the automotive industry and research. Our authors are automotive experts from the industry and science. Therefore, ATZelectronics reports feature individual research projects and the series development of vehicles and their components.

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Read by over 50.000 managers across 50 countries

Whether E/E architecture or functional safety, software, sensors and actuators or new methods and processes: ATZelectronics offers development engineers and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles a deep insight into focal points and interfaces of current electronic development in the automotive industry and research. Future vehicles are “computers on wheels,” which is why safety and security as well as artificial intelligence are integral parts of ATZelectronics.

 

The unique mixture of exclusive scientific and practice-oriented technical contributions makes ATZelectronics worldwide an indispensable information medium in the field of future-oriented electronics development for engineers at manufacturers, suppliers and development service providers.

Robert Unseld
Responsible Editor

Robert Unseld – Responsible Editor

Scientific advisory board

Dipl.-Ing. Kai Barbehön
BMW Group

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart
Roland Berger GmbH

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Thomas Form
Volkswagen AG

Dipl.-Inf. Hans-Georg Frischkorn

Dr. Martin Gall
DEE Dräxlmaier Elektrik- und Elektroniksysteme GmbH

Christoph Hartung
Etas GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hülshorst
FEV Group GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Isermann
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Stephan Lehmann
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH

Dr. Thomas Müller
Audi AG

Jörg Ohlsen
ESG Mobility

Dr.-Ing. Rainer Otterbach
dSpace GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Reif
Duale HS Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Reuss
Universität Stuttgart

Winfried Schultalbers
IAV GmbH

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