Maxim introduces smart car battery safety device

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a new 12-channel, high-voltage smart sensor data-acquisition device to improve safety for car lithium-ion battery packs, called the MAX17843.

Electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid EVs, and plug-in hybrids rely on large lithium-ion battery packs filled with hundreds or even thousands of individual battery cells.

With industry experts predicting that 25% of cars sold by 2025 will have electric engines, automotive OEMs and Tier 1s need an intelligent battery management system to enable safe, low cost solutions with robust communications.

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Maxim introduces isolated controller area network transceivers with ‘robust communications for industrial systems’

Maxim Integrated has launched new isolated controller area network transceivers which the company claims ensures “robust communications for industrial systems”. 

The MAX14878/79/80 increases uptime with ±54V fault protection and industry-leading ±15kV ESD, claims Maxim.

Maxim says designers can ensure robust communication and improve uptime for industrial systems with the MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 2.75kV and 5kV family of isolated CAN transceivers.  Continue reading Maxim introduces isolated controller area network transceivers with ‘robust communications for industrial systems’