Challenges and opportunities in automotive power electronics
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The auto industry is experiencing a confluence of incredible changes that impact and are impacted by power electronics. Vehicle electrification, automated and assisted driving systems, and infotainment advances are just a few. This presentation provides a high-level overview of challenges and opportunities of automotive power electronics. Auto makers and suppliers often desire to reduce size, decrease cost, and increase performance of power electronics systems. Three examples that demonstrate the challenges and opportunities are explored in further detail. They cover high density, on-board chargers using TI GaN devices, low EMI isolated bias supplies, and power delivery architectures in current and future vehicles.
Pradeep Shenoy leads Texas Instrument’s Power Design Services team focused on the automotive market. Pradeep has served in several roles in the IEEE Power Electronics Society including Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Ad-Com Member-at-Large, Young Professionals Chair, Chapter Chair, and Regional Chair. He is active in the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) organizing committee serving as a DC-DC Converter Track Chair, Program Chair, and, in 2023, as the General Chair. Pradeep obtained the B.S. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received various awards including the Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award in 2010, the Jack Kilby Award for Innovation in 2015, and Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award in 2020.