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Infineon CoolGaN helps shrink Omron V2X system


Omron system has 60 percent reduction in size and weight compared to similar conventional charger and discharger designs

Infineon has announced a partnership with Omron Social Solutions around Infineon’s CoolGaN solutions and Omron's circuit topology and control technology. The result is what is claimed to be Japan’s smallest and lightest vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charging systems.

Omron Social Solutions' KPEP-A series bi-directional charging and discharging system has a 60 percent reduction in size and weight compared to similar conventional charger and discharger designs yet provides a charging capability of 6 kW.

With the integration of Infineon’s CoolGaN solution, the power efficiency of the V2X system has increased by more than 10 percent at light load and around 4 percent at rated load, according to the companies.

By improving efficiency and a reduction in size and weight, the new system allows easier installation and maintenance while enabling more elegant designs and offering a wider range of options for installation locations.

The long term aim of the partnership is to further drive innovation towards wide bandgap materials in power supplies, help to accelerate the transition to renewable energies, a smarter grid, and the adoption of electric vehicles.

“We are thrilled to partner with Omron Social Solutions as our CoolGaN based solutions directly contribute to speed up the transition to renewable energies which reduces CO2 emissions and drives decarbonisation,” said Adam White, division president Power & Sensor Systems at Infineon. “It will also make charging of electric vehicles easier and more convenient for consumers, helping to overcome one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption."

Atsushi Sasawaki, managing executive officer and senior general manager for Energy Solutions Business of Omron Social Solutions said: “Having access to a broad portfolio of WBG solutions significantly increases the functionality, performance and quality of our products. With Infineon, we get the best-in-class application know-how for creating new and improved charging and discharging systems, providing a high level of satisfaction for our customers and end-users. We look forward to further developing GaN- and SiC-based power solutions together with Infineon to help drive renewable energy and electric vehicles.”

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