Rimac Chooses Analog Devices to Enable Precision Battery Management in High Performance Electric Vehicles

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

December 09, 2019


ADI provides Rimac's BMS with maximum energy and capacity out of its batteries.

Analog Devices Inc., (ADI), offering precision battery management integrated circuits (ICs) that serve multiple cell configurations and battery types, announced that Rimac Automobili plans to incorporate ADI's precision battery management system (BMS) ICs into Rimac's BMS. ADI's technology provides Rimac's BMS with  maximum energy and capacity out of its batteries by calculating reliable State of Charge and other battery parameters.

The Rimac C_Two is an electric hypercar capable of speeds of up to 258 miles per hour. With 1,914 horsepower, the C_Two accelerates 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds and 0-186 mph in 11.8 seconds. To support these high-performance outputs, the Rimac team designs and engineers’ technologies, such as electric drivetrain and battery packs.

BMS technology manages the output, charging and discharging as well as providing precision measurements during vehicle operation. BMS also provides safeguards to protect the battery from damage. ADI's battery management ICs deliver measurements for safe vehicle operation and maximizing vehicle range per charge.

In addition to electric vehicle battery management systems, applications include on-board chargers (OBCs), high power electrical storage systems (ESS), backup battery systems, and high voltage data acquisition systems.

For more information, visit https://www.analog.com/en/products/power-management/battery-management/multicell-battery-stack-monitor.html