Nissan Pathfinder chooses Li-Ion battery monitor

03 June 2014

The Pathfinder Hybrid sports utility vehicle reduces the size and weight of its Li-Ion battery system.

Maxim Integrated supplies the Li+ battery system  monitor to Hitachi Vehicle Energy, used in the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, destined for the North America market.

The battery monitor provides self-diagnostics and robust daisy-chained data communications to handle the high-voltage requirements of the automotive industry. “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 IC company is also developing a next-generation EV/HEV powertrain system.

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page