In order to seal further their partnership, ZF and Danfoss will cooperate on research and development to improve the efficiency of electric drivelines in hybrid and electric vehicles by leveraging engineering and cost benefits at the interface between power modules and inverters. Danfoss will supply power modules for silicon and silicon-carbide applications.
One of the first major milestones in this new initiative is a supply contract for Danfoss power modules destined for large-scale ZF volume production projects. Beside 400 Volt standard applications the two companies have also begun co-developing an 800 Volt Silicon Carbide power module for a large volume production project, aiming to position themselves at the forefront of this new segment.
ZF’s E-Mobility division supplies electric drive systems and components, while Danfoss Silicon Power (DSP) is a specialist in silicon and silicon-carbide power modules. By joining forces to produce innovative open technology solutions for e-mobility drivelines, they aim to make a vital contribution to cutting vehicle emissions. In electric and hybrid vehicles, power modules control the efficiency of the energy supply to the drive, battery and onboard electronics. This means that the development of space-saving inverters and more efficient power modules is crucial to reducing emissions over the long term.