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Miniaturisation, energy efficiency, electrification, safety and reliability - the specifications of today's automotive industry are extensive.

However, the fact that ideas do not remain lip service, but ultimately make it to series production, is in the end often a question of components such as relays, sensors, or capacitors, which deep under the bonnet (or in the charging station!) are decisive in making new technology available, affordable and reliable.

Check out our "treasure map" of where exactly innovation manifests itself in the smallest detail today. Certainly not complete - but all the more impressive.

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The Importance of Passive Components in Automotive Electrification: Enhancing Efficiency and Reliability of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

As the automotive industry transitions towards electrification, passive components are becoming increasingly important. Passive components are essential electronic elements that do not require a power source to operate, such as capacitors, resistors, and inductors. These components play a critical role in the design and performance of electronic systems in modern vehicles, particularly those that are powered by electric or hybrid powertrains.

One of the primary benefits of passive components in automotive electrification is their ability to regulate voltage and current. For example, capacitors can store and release energy, providing a stable power supply to critical components in the vehicle's electrical system. Similarly, resistors can limit the flow of current, protecting sensitive electronics from damage. By using passive components, engineers can design more efficient and reliable electrical systems that are better suited to the unique demands of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Passive components are critical for the successful electrification of the automotive industry. By providing reliable voltage and current regulation, protecting against EMI and voltage spikes, and reducing the overall size and weight of electrical systems, passive components play a vital role in the design and performance of modern electric and hybrid vehicles.

Passive components

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Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Capacitance, durable: Long-life SMD capacitors with aluminium electrolyte technology from Panasonic with low ESR and outstanding temperature characteristics.
Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Hybrid capacitors

These devices combine the low ESR characteristics of specialty polymer capacitors and the low leakage current of aluminium electrolytic capacitors.
Capacitors film

Film capacitors for a wide variety of applications

Low ESR, high reliability and long life solutions for industrial, automotive, infrastructure and home appliance applications.
xEV DC Link teaser from Panasonic Industry
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xEV DC-Link Film Caps

Safe, vibration and temperature resistant: Panasonic's compact film capacitors are the first choice on the market, not least because of their innovative fuse function.
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Resistance today: Panasonic Thin Film Chip Resistors are compact, versatile and reliable even at high temperatures and immune to sulphurisation.

Inductors (coils)

Panasonic metal composite monolithic structure realizes highest reliability, robustness and performance.


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PDF AEC-Q200 Passive Components Selection Guide Flyer 3MB 03.05.2022 English

Electromechanical Components and Couplers: The Crucial Role in Advancing Automotive Electrification

Electromechanical components and couplers play a crucial role in automotive electrification.

Relays and switches are used to convert electrical energy into mechanical motion or vice versa. They are found in various systems within a vehicle, including power windows, door locks, HVAC controls, and electric power steering.

In electric and hybrid vehicles, electromechanical components are also used in critical systems, such as the electric motor and battery management system. For example, electric vehicles rely on electric motors to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, propelling the vehicle forward. These motors require sophisticated control systems that utilize electromechanical components to regulate speed, torque, and efficiency.

Another important component of automotive electrification is couplers, e.g. connectors. They are used to transfer power and data between different components in a vehicle's electrical system, such as the battery, motor, and controller. They can be designed to handle high voltages and currents while maintaining a secure and reliable connection, even in harsh operating conditions.

These components enable the conversion of electrical energy into mechanical motion, regulate critical systems within the vehicle, and transfer power and data between different components. Without these components, electric and hybrid vehicles would not be able to achieve the levels of efficiency, performance, and safety that are required for widespread adoption.

Electromechanic & couplers

PhotoMOS relays
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Insensitive to vibrations, almost unlimited lifetime: PhotoMOS® relays with MOSFET output are extremely energy-efficient - with a stable on-resistance over the entire lifetime.
EV relay
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EV Relay

Well separated: continuous currents up to 500A 85°C, breaking capacity of 1500A/1000VDC without polarity of load contacts, short-circuit currents up to 8000A. The relay for reliable battery isolation.
HE-R power relay Panasonic Industry
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HE-R relay

The small box for the wallbox: World's first 40A PCB relay that can be used as the main switching element in three-phase systems
HES relay
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HE-S Relay

Energy-saving relay with high switching capacity: With two NO contacts and one feedback contact, the relay is suitable for various applications and scores with a long service life at high loads.
3.5mm x 2.9mm SMD (EVPAA/EVP2A/EVP3A)
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Light touch switches

Variety in shape, size, connection and pressure force: The Light Touch Switches convince with minimal contact resistance, low bounce noise, high contact reliability and ideal haptics.
Detector switches
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Detector switches

From movement to signal: contact-proof switches in a practical design that convert mechanical movements into electronic signals.
switches sealed-micro-switch ASQMR
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ASQMR Diagnostic micro switch

Microswitch with diagnostic advantages: Two built-in chip resistors detect line breaks and short circuits - and protect applications from damage.
connector fpc CRF35 Socket Header teaser
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Fighting the cable tangle: CF1/CF2 board-to-FPC connector as a vibration-resistant high-performance connection between PCB and a flexible printed circuit // between PCB and FPC.
Industrial connectors
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Y5B Connector for automotive electrification

Securely connected: Narrow Pitch Connector for securing FPC/FFC with locking lever - slim design and low profile as a plus for compact applications.

The Role of Sensors and Wireless Connectivity in Advancing Automotive Electrification

As the automotive industry continues to shift towards electrification, the role of sensors and wireless connectivity in modern vehicles has become increasingly important. These technologies provide critical information about the vehicle's performance, enabling better control and management of electric and hybrid powertrains.

Sensors are used throughout the vehicle to measure various parameters, such as speed, temperature, pressure, and position. In electric and hybrid vehicles, sensors are particularly important in the battery management system, where they are used to monitor the state of charge and temperature of the battery cells. By providing real-time data about the battery's health, these sensors enable more efficient and reliable operation of the vehicle's electric powertrain.

Wireless connectivity is another key technology in automotive electrification. It enables communication between different components of the vehicle's electrical system, such as the battery, motor, and controller. This communication allows for better coordination and control of these components, leading to improved performance and efficiency. Wireless connectivity can also be used to connect the vehicle to external networks, such as the internet or cellular networks, enabling remote monitoring and control of the vehicle's systems.

Sensors & wireless connectivity

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6in1 Sensor

One chip, six degrees of freedom: High-precision 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope MEMS sensors in a compact dimple housing for easy assembly.
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Temperature sensors

Temperature sensor technology you can rely on: whether as a standard component or customised - the one-shot moulding technology makes the difference.
Resolver from Panasonic Industry
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High performance, slim and robust rotor position sensor with extended temperature range for EV traction motors.
Magnetic sensor from Panasonic Industry
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Magnetic Sensor

Every revolution counts: Magnetic wheel speed sensors from Panasonic - state-of-the-art technology for the entire passenger car and two-wheeler range.
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Current sensor

Everything under control: three-phase current sensor for measuring high direct, alternating or pulsed currents in motor applications.
wireless connectivity bluetooth PAN1781
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WiFi 5 & BLW Combo

Compact and versatile: Combined WiFi 5 and Bluetooth® Low Energy module with multi-region certification and choice of internal or external antenna design.

Thermal Management Essential for Safe and Efficient Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Thermal management technologies are essential for the safe and efficient operation of electric and hybrid vehicles, helping to regulate temperatures and protect critical components from damage.

One of the primary benefits of thermal solutions in automotive electrification is their ability to regulate the temperature of the battery pack. Lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used in electric and hybrid vehicles, are sensitive to high temperatures, which can lead to reduced performance and a shortened lifespan. By using thermal management technologies, such as cooling systems or thermal insulation, engineers can regulate the temperature of the battery pack and ensure that it operates within safe and optimal parameters.

Another critical application of thermal management in automotive electrification is the regulation of the electric motor. Electric motors generate a significant amount of heat during operation, which can reduce their efficiency and reliability. Thermal management technologies, such as liquid cooling systems or heat sinks, can help dissipate this heat, enabling the motor to operate at higher efficiencies and ensuring that it has a longer lifespan.

Thermal management solutions are also used to regulate the temperature of power electronics, such as inverters and converters, which are responsible for converting DC power from the battery into AC power for the motor. These components generate significant amounts of heat during operation, and thermal management technologies are used to dissipate this heat and protect them from damage.

Thermal solutions

thermal solutions graphite-TIM
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Thermal conductivity, rethought: The compressible thermal conductive material made of graphite permanently minimises thermal resistance - without any maintenance effort due to drying effects.
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