Maxim Integrated announced that its single-chip ASIL D-class battery monitoring IC has been adopted by Nissan's latest next-generation electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF. The IC meets the highest safety standards and provides comprehensive diagnostics for reliable communication and significantly reduces the BOM cost.

Maxim Integrated's battery monitoring ICs support the highest safety standards and meet ISO 26262 and ASIL D requirements. The device's differential universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) uses capacitive isolation to reduce BOM cost and failure rate (FIT). The flexible UART supports reliable communication in noisy environments. At the same time, the battery monitoring IC enables fast, high-accuracy voltage measurement and high EMC performance. Maxim Integrated's battery monitoring ICs also offer comprehensive diagnostics to meet Bulk current injection (BCI) requirements to improve the safety and intelligence of future vehicles.

“Maxim attaches great importance to the research and development of automotive products. Our battery management system has received high praise from many car manufacturers. We believe that the adoption of Maxim's battery monitoring IC by Nissan LEAF electric vehicle is an important step in our continuous promotion of the automotive business.” Randall Wollschlager, vice president and general manager of Maxim Automotive Products, said.