Not too long ago, electric vehicles were still a rare sight in the streets, seen as a luxury. Since then, electric cars have made significant steps toward mainstream acceptance as drivers are looking for lower energy cost per mile, a fun driving experience and reducing the carbon footprint. At the heart of every EV are power electronics systems.
The performance of these systems will help define the acceleration and success of EV’s adoption in the coming years, as they directly impact cost, driving range, and charge time. The demand for more performance from these systems directly translates to demand for more microcontroller performance, in terms of both real-time control and advanced computing.
Today we’re talking with Mike Pienovi, GM and Product Line Manager for Sitara Processors at Texas Instruments, about those challenges, and some of the latest microcontroller solutions from TI that address them.