STMicroelectronics launches smart power electronics for EVs

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 07 Jun 2021


STMicroelectronics, the global semiconductor major catering to a spectrum of electronics applications, has launched a new family of ST Intelligent and Integrated Gallium Nitride (GaN) solutions called STi2GaN.

According to the company, STi2GaN combines power and intelligence in compact, high-performance solutions required by the automotive industry as it shifts to electrified platforms.

Building on ST’s strong automotive experience, innovations in Smart Power technology, wide band-gap semiconductor materials and packaging expertise, the STi2GaN family combines a monolithic power stage along with drivers and protections in GaN technology as well as System-in-Package (SiP) solutions for application-specific ICs with additional processing and control circuitry. The STi2GaN solutions use ST’s novel bond-wire-free packaging technology to provide high robustness, reliability, and performance.

“STi2GaN continues ST’s long success story in compound materials and Smart Power product innovation, targeting mainly automotive applications and the needs of high-density, high-reliability and high-power. Initial offering of STi2GaN solutions suit On-Board Chargers, LiDAR for autonomous driving, bidirectional DC-DC converters, Class-D amplifiers and power conversion systems,” said Alfio Russo, Group VP and GM Low Voltage and STi2GaN Solutions Macro Division, STMicroelectronics. 

“The new product family aims to leverage the high-power density and efficiency of GaN to offer an industry-unique range of devices in 100V and 650V clusters that ensure scalability, compactness, and outstanding performance,” added Russo.