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Dukosi working with GlobalFoundries on battery management chip

Dukosi has announced a partnership with GlobalFoundries to produce feature-rich chips for electric vehicles in the automotive industry.

The company, a battery management specialist based in Edinburgh, Scotland, designs innovative battery management technology that uses wireless communications protocols to transmit data on the health of a battery’s individual cells across the battery pack.

Dukosi’s BMS chipset enables suppliers to re-architect batteries in electric vehicles (EVs), removing over 95% of the cables currently required to monitor temperature, state of health, and state of charge in battery packs. The design uses near field communication technology with a single antenna, to monitor and process data directly on the individual cells of the battery and wirelessly communicate this data to the central BMS. The simplified battery pack design saves weight and enables higher cell density, both resulting in increased driving range.

The partnership with GlobalFoundries will support the manufacturing of production-grade silicon, designed to meet the stringent safety and reliability standards of its end markets, including AECQ100 automotive grade.

It will use GF’s Auto Pro Solution, a platform of automotive technology features, controls, and services to ensure that quality and reliability of the silicon meets the demands of the automotive industry.

“Battery management is essential for the safe and efficient operation of batteries” said Dukosi Chief Executive, Nat Edington. “The market requires a BMS that can meet the space and reliability demands of their applications. To date, battery management has been done with heavy and bulky wires, linking all cells to a central BMS. By replacing individual wires with one simple antenna, more accurate measurement and processing of the data at source, on every cell, batteries become inherently safer, simpler and smarter."

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Neil Tyler

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