Customer: InfineonApplication: Electric and HybridVehiclesTechnology: Liquid CoolingIndustry: AutomotiveLocation: Germany
The development and production of electric and hybrid vehicles has been on the rise over the last 2 decades and this trend is likely to increase exponentially over the next 20 years. As automotive manufacturers look to utilize cleaner, cheaper energy and meet CO2 regulations worldwide by 2020, electric and hybrid vehicles will become a much larger part of the market.
However, the power needed to run a vehicle combined with design needs for compact, lightweight inverters has made thermal management an important stumbling-block for automotive engineers and manufacturers.Thermal solutions for these power modules must be lightweight, small enough to fit within the power train, powerful enough to cool extremely hot components, and cost efficient enough not to raise the price points on these vehicles.
To overcome these challenges, Infineon Technologies came to Aavid,Thermal Division of Boyd Corporation, for help in developing a cooling solution for their latest power module family, HybridPACK™ Double Sided Cooling (DSC) for hybrid and electric vehicles. Their dimensions and characteristics allow these modules to be more flexible with a compact design of the overall application and can dissipate heat on both sides of the module. Infineon and our European Design Center studied a concept for a liquid cooling solution able to provide the specific performance level.
Double Sided Cooling for Hybrid Vehicle
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