Marelli Motorsport – the Motorsport business unit of the global automotive supplier Marelli – and the Power Electronics Innovation Center (PEIC) of Politecnico di Torino are announcing a new collaboration on GaN power electronics, aimed at electric engines.

The project is included in a wider framework research partnership between Marelli and Politecnico.

The collaboration is aiming at the design and prototyping of an innovative multi-level 900V high power inverter for electric traction based on GaN technology.

GaN allows a radical reduction of passive components (e.g. inductors, capacitors, transformers), while maintaining an outstanding efficiency. In the last years, the GaN technology has been evolving rapidly in terms of conduction and switching performance. In addition, since the lateral GaN devices are grown on standard silicon wafers, their cost is already highly competitive.

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