McLaren Applied wins 4 Awards, biggest ‘Prix d’Honneur’ ever

McLaren Applied wins 4 Awards, the biggest ‘Prix d’Honneur’ ever at the e-mobility award show in Gaydon, this award is based on the skill and the hard work that has gone into developing the Mclaren APplied IPG5 800V silicon carbide inverter.

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McLaren Applied a British engineering & technology brand award at an E-mobility ceremony conducted by British Motor Museum in Gaydon, today 26 January 2023, this award includes the biggest Prix d’Honneur prize and ‘Emobility/EV design and/or engineering team’ award. It also received Merit Awards in the ‘Emobility electronics/software team’ and ‘Emobility/EV Engineering Ingenuity’ categories.

this award is based on the skill and the hard work that has gone into developing the Mclaren APplied IPG5 800V silicon carbide inverter, IPG5 inverter is 3.79 L in size and 5.5-kilogram weight and it provides power density efficiency and motor control.

“McLaren Applied has been pushing the boundaries of inverter technology for over 10 years, through high-performance automotive and motorsport applications,” said Shakeel Meharban, Director of Automotive at McLaren Applied. “These awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of the team that has developed and brought the IPG5 inverter to market, offering carmakers the opportunity to differentiate their EV products through best-in-class power density and motor control.”

The automotive team at McLaren Applied sees efficiency as leading what it describes as the next ‘wave’ of electrification. The first involved early pioneers of technology, the second, current wave is denoted by the breakthrough of EVs to the mainstream. The third stage is efficiency and will see inverter technology rapidly adopt silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, especially in 800V architectures and vehicles that need longer range where efficient power electronics are key.

The fourth stage focuses on improving margin by reducing cost and increasing product differentiation. The McLaren Applied IPG5 inverter helps OEMs achieve this by improving drivability and adding character back into the powertrains of electric vehicles, enhancing driver engagement. High switching frequencies and the ability to control the drivetrain more sensitively enables OEMs to start programming different characteristics into the drivetrain.

The next-generation IPG5 800V silicon carbide inverter can power electric motors to more than 400kW peak, 250 kW continuous, at an unprecedented weight and volume. It has been designed for automotive applications, including direct drive, that are capable of operating high-speed motors efficiently and adhere to ISO 26262 ASIL-D standards.


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