Rimac Automobili is looking to incorporate Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)’s precision battery management system (BMS) integrated circuits (ICs) into Rimac’s BMS. ADI’s technology provides Rimac’s BMS with the ability to extract maximum energy and capacity out of its batteries by calculating reliable State of Charge and other battery parameters at any given time.
Rimac CEO Mate Rimac said, “We have decided to adopt the Analog Devices portfolio of battery management ICs across our complete product line of battery management systems. ADI’s ICs are an integral part of our in-house developed BMS that we are using in our own vehicles, but also for many global car brands.
We have bench marked these ICs in the market and selected Analog Devices for superior precision measurement accuracy and product robustness over the lifetime of the vehicle. We look forward to working with Analog Devices in the future to achieve high performance BMS in our vehicles and battery packs.”
The Rimac C_Two is a fully electric hyper car capable of speeds of up to 258 miles per hour. With 1,914 horsepower under the hood, the C_Two accellerates 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds and 0-186 mph in 11.8 seconds.
To support these high-performance outputs, the Rimac team designs and engineers superior underlying technologies, such as electric drivetrain and battery packs.
BMS technology acts as the “brains” behind battery packs by managing the output, charging and discharging as well as providing precision measurements during vehicle operation. A BMS also provides vital safeguards to protect the battery from damage.
A battery pack consists of groups of individual battery cells that work seamlessly together to deliver maximum power output to the car. If the cells go out of balance, the cells can get stressed leading to premature charge termination and a reduction in the battery’s overall lifetime. ADI’s battery management ICs deliver the highly accurate measurements, resulting in safer vehicle operation and maximizing vehicle range per charge.
“High performance electric vehicles require high precision electronics. Precision accuracy directly translates to maximizing battery capacity and range with fast charging time,” said Patrick Morgan, Vice President, Automotive Electrification and Infotainment, Analog Devices.
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