Renesas Electronics introduces new design software for EV battery management systems

Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics has introduced a new complex device driver (CDD) software module for designers of EV battery management systems.

The AUTOSAR-compliant CDD software is designed to work with Renesas’s BMS reference design hardware kit, which is composed of the ISL78714 IC and the RH850/P1M MCU. The CDD software also includes software interfaces and protocol management for using the ISL78714 IC.

“The Renesas ISL78714 IC combined with our new CDD software helps our customers get the best performance possible out of their battery management systems, reduces their development schedule and simultaneously eases the difficult process of meeting stringent ASIL D safety requirements,” said Niall Lyne, VP of the Automotive Analog Power and Video Business Division at Renesas.

The CDD software has an API that enables an end-user’s application to accept battery cell measurements in real time.

“The unique features of the Renesas ISL78714 battery management IC, combined with the new CDD software, offer a powerful platform to develop our integrated BMS,” said VP of Battery Management for Our Next Energy Chris Klesyk. “This technology partnership is foundational for ONE’s immediate BMS needs and offers a path for future enhancements.”

Source: Renesas Electronics