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How Semiconductor Solutions Address Safety Requirements of Future Power Distribution Networks in Autonomous Vehicles

August 27, 2021 by Infineon Technologies Download PDF

White Paper Overview

With a lot of vehicle electronics having moved to silicon-based future technology, it is time for power distribution to move on as well. Future drivetrains, safety considerations in autonomous driving mode, and remote diagnostic support demand a move away from the traditional fuse/relay combo. The benefits come in the form of associated weight savings in the cable loom and improved failure analysis, as well as significant energy and cost savings over the vehicle’s lifetime.

This white paper reviews how high-side switches, such as those from Infineon’s PROFET™ portfolio, are driving the next generation of automotive power distribution architectures.

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