Maxim Integrated’s lithium-ion battery monitor featured in Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid developed by Hitachi Vehicle Energy

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. announced that its lithium-ion (Li+) battery monitor is being used by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, a sport utility vehicle for the North America market.

The Li+ battery system for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is supplied by Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. developed the system and incorporated Maxim’s IC.

Maxim’s Li+ battery monitor provides self-diagnostics and robust daisy-chained data communications that easily handles the high-voltage requirements of the automotive industry. Maxim’s highly integrated solution enables a smaller, lighter weight, and high-performance Li+ battery system in the hybrid. Using Hitachi’s battery system with Maxim’s Li+ battery monitor IC, the Pathfinder Hybrid achieves greater driving range than competitive systems and improves the overall safety of the battery system.

“Maxim’s battery cell-monitoring IC was integral to achieving the highly reliable, smaller, lighter, and high-power Li+ battery system required for the newest hybrid car,” said Mr. Koji Masui, Department Manager, Lithium Ion Battery Development Dept., Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

 

“The automotive market is a major focus for Maxim, and I am pleased that Nissan selected our cell-monitoring IC for its Pathfinder Hybrid,” said Kent Robinett, Managing Director, Automotive Marketing for Maxim Integrated. “Maxim is advancing into a next-generation EV/HEV powertrain system, and we will continue to develop highly integrated products for this important market.”

Maxim, a leader in analog innovation and integration, is unique among semiconductor companies in its ability to integrate extensive and different analog functions on a single chip. Maxim’s highly integrated solutions help customers produce smaller systems with greater energy efficiency.

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