The expanded partnership highlights electric vehicle growth opportunity and increased investment in R&D and inverter technology.
The IC’s built-in overcurrent detection and self-diagnostics enhance safety and reliability while reducing the number of components used in the traction inverter, said Allegro.
“For more than two decades, Allegro has worked closely with automotive customers to develop innovative, high-performance magnetic sensors that help increase the power density and improve the efficiency of power electronic systems used in electric vehicles,” said Michael Doogue, CTO of Allegro, in a statement. “We appreciate our strong relationship with the BMW , whose innovative mindset, focus on high performance, and technical insights positively influence Allegro’s technology and product roadmaps. Our expertise in Hall, TMR, coreless technologies and Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) rated sensors enables our customers to meet their design targets and accelerate their time to market.”