Electrification in the automotive market is increasing as a way to reduce CO2 emissions while offering a wide array of vehicle functionalities. This trend to more electrification results in the need for more power. Higher current voltage applications are required to drive all new electric functionalities within strict mechanical boundaries. Additionally, long term reliability in harsh environmental conditions is essential for under-the-hood applications.

As vehicle electrification continues, designers need to ensure sufficient and efficient power to all high-current devices. Traditional 12V networks now operate in conjunction with 48V systems. Many cars will soon have 48-volt electrical systems. They will power stop-start motors, hybrid motors and turbochargers, allowing for smaller engines with better fuel economy and performance. Networks powering these will include a variety of power electronics, from MOSFETs to IGBT based power modules and embedded power electronic systems.

Rogers’ curamik® Ceramic Substrates and ROLINX® busbars solve the unique under-the-hood challenges for a variety of vehicle electrification applications, boosting performance, minimizing power losses and optimizing thermal management.

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