EV Powertrain

Powertrain options in automobiles and other vehicles have proliferated in response to high fuel prices and a focus on air quality. Electric drive has become viable as electric power sources, such as lightweight battery packs, have become available. Both plug-in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles require new systems to ensure safe and reliable operation.


Battery Management

Today’s hybrid and plug-in electric automobiles use large battery packs for electromotive energy storage. The battery packs are constructed of multiple hundreds of individual battery cells. Each of these battery cells must be managed in order to keep the battery pack in optimal condition and to optimize energy storage.

Maxim’s robust battery management solutions offer increased safety when operating the Li-ion battery packs while reducing system cost.

Featured Products

Automotive SPI Communication Interface (ASCI)


Enables robust daisy-chain EMC/EMI performance and cost effective isolation solution


Select a complete range of Maxim products from the EV Powertrain block diagram.

DC-DC Battery Measurement and Communication Power Switch Supervisory DC-DC Serial Interface Rotation Sense Current Sense Flux Sense

Related Resources

Title Edition Updated
Automotive Solutions Guide, 8th ed.
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