Infineon and Swoboda working on sensor modules

4th July 2024
Caitlin Gittins

Infineon Technologies and Swoboda are collaborating to develop and market high-performance current sensor modules for automotive applications. 

This partnership merges Infineon's top-tier current sensor ICs with Swoboda's expertise in sensor module development and industrialisation, addressing the rapidly expanding market for sensing solutions in hybrid and electric vehicles. These collaborative high-performance current measurement solutions accelerate time-to-market for high-volume applications such as traction inverters and battery management systems, along with other critical automotive applications.

The first product to come out of this collaboration, the Swoboda CSM510HP2, is a fully encapsulated current sensor module that offers a significantly reduced footprint without sacrificing performance. Based on the Infineon TLE4973 coreless current sensor IC, it enables high-precision sensing with a total error below 2 percent. The module is specifically designed for seamless integration with the HybridPACK Drive G2, Infineon’s automotive power module for traction inverters in electric vehicles. This integration negates the need for separate external current sensors, facilitating the most compact traction inverters available on the market.

“This new generation of current sensors sets new standards in regards of simplified system integration," said Klaus Lebherz, Head of Business Development at Swoboda. “Infineon’s latest sensor technology and our injection molding know how turned out to be a perfect match."

“The market demands high performance, compact and easy to integrate current sensing solutions,” added Andrea Monterastelli, Head of Automotive Magnetic Sensors Product Group at Infineon Technologies. “The seamless fit into Infineon`s HybridPack Drive G2 offers the most compact solution for hybrid and electric vehicles, enabled by our best-in-class current sensor ICs and Swoboda's expertise.”

Infineon and Swoboda are also working on additional current sensing solutions to serve various power devices. Other target applications include inverter DC links and high voltage battery management systems, among others.


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