Papers & Presentations

Papers and Presentations database.

SAE Webinar: Lessons Learned Developing ISO 26262 Supervisory Controllers for EV/HEV

This 30-minute Webinar shares lessons learned during the development of several EV/HEV controllers including the M560 OpenECU – from prototyping through production – while satisfying ISO 26262 ASIL D safety goals. An overview of the development experience shows specific areas where satisfying ISO 26262 is not as technically difficult as it is culturally challenging. It also discusses the importance of balancing prototyping activities to support aggressive automotive project schedules with the diligence required for functional safety. GO TO THE... View More

Pi Innovo and GaN Systems collaborate to exploit the advantages of gallium nitride semiconductors

A collaboration between Pi Innovo’s electronics design and development expertise and the superior performance of GaN Systems’ gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors, offers automakers a pathway to the efficient and effective electrification of auxiliary systems for multi-voltage conventional, hybrid-electric, and pure electric vehicles. Multi award winning GaN Systems’ compound semiconductor devices are cost competitive with silicon devices, while offering vastly superior performance. Based on GaN Systems’ breakthrough technology, these gallium nitride devices use low cost GaN-on-silicon base wafers. The company manufactures... View More

Novel BLDC motor control design for mixed voltage

Pi Innovo Senior Hardware Engineer Gordan Jurasek presented at the 2016 Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Fort Lauderdale. He discussed the design challenges and optimization choices necessary in the development of a brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller intended for use in hybrid and electric drive applications. The need to provide precise, high-power BLDC motor control for 12V, 24V, 48V and 300V+ systems in a common electronics design presents some unique challenges and drives the use of new... View More