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Design Tips for Using Thermal Pads and Metal Enclosures in Power Supplies for EVs

Designers of automotive subsystems, like traction inverters, face the constant challenge of high ambient temperatures. Is it worth the price to go with a thermal pad with very high conductivity? Why is it important to consider enclosure designs early in the process? Director of Automotive Business Development Peter Vaughan explains.

See RDR-919Q, a 60 W power supply design for 800 V bus using SiC-based InnoSwitch3-AQ switcher ICs that eliminates the need for a traditional 12 V car battery in electric vehicles.



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