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Adapting 400V and 800V architectures – bidirectional conversion

As OEMs transition from 400V to 800V HV batteries, re-use of legacy 400V subsystems and interoperability of systems will require a solution to power 400V loads and provide bi-directional capability between 400V and 800V systems.  

Bi-directional power modules solutions are perfect for adapting existing proven 400V applications and infrastructure to 800V electric vehicle architectures. High density power modules are extremely efficient, light-weight and easily scalable. The bi-directionality also offers flexibility to power a wider variety of applications.

Matt Jenks

North American Automotive Director

Matthew Jenks is Director of Automotive Sales and Field Applications Engineering in Vicor, North America. Matthew has 25+ years of automotive electronics experience in modules, power electronics, custom ICs and semiconductors. He has held positions in Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Field Applications at Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive companies, including Infineon, STMicroelectronics, International Rectifier, Visteon and Motorola. Matthew earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

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Originally presented at World Congress Expo on April 18, 2023