Automotive switches: resource-efficient MPC

Categorie(s) : Industry, News, Research

Published : 3 December 2018

Can automotive switches be controlled by MPC*-type rules despite the switches’ limited processing power? EFI Automotive and Leti recently kicked off a research project to find out. If they are successful, EFI Automotive’s future switches will deliver levels of performance never before seen on the market, whether it is in terms of speed, energy consumption, or reliability.

MPC uses a model of a switch to predict switch behavior and determine which action to take to achieve the desired performance. Of course, the model factors in the component’s inherent constraints, such as maximum power supply voltage and position stops. The challenge is to develop a low-resource version of MPC without compromising efficiency.



*Model Predictive Control

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