Texas Instruments Collaborates with WiTricity for Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging Solution

Texas Instruments (TI) has now collaborated with WiTricity to help enable the use of automotive semiconductor components in WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging systems and reference designs. WiTricity’s industry-leading DRIVE 11 wireless charging system enables drivers to park their electric vehicles (EVs) and be assured of rapid and efficient charging without using charging cables.

WiTricity is a developer of solutions that enable wireless power transfer over a distance using its patented magnetic resonance technology. It is currently working with major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to bring the next generation of wireless EV (Electric Vehicle) charging to a commercial reality. It has already announced licensing agreements with Toyota, Delphi, TDK, IHI, Shindengen, Daihen and BRUSA. It is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging system.

WiTricity’s TMN Controller utilizing TI’s C2000 real-time control microcontroller (MCU) can enable DRIVE 11-based electric vehicles and charging stations to automatically optimize energy transfer between the source and vehicle in a wide range of real-world operating conditions including parking misalignment, differing vehicle ground clearance and varying battery voltage conditions.