Automotive Testing Expo India Day 2: Pickering Interfaces demos EV BMS test rig

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Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation products for electronic test and verification, is showcasing its EV battery management system (BMS) at its booth.

As the volume and complexity of ECUs (from simple body controllers to engine management units) and other electronic systems (including sensing, networking and communications, and infotainment) throughout automobiles have increased, testing these electronic subassemblies has become increasingly challenging. Furthermore, electrification and the shift toward electric vehicles – with significantly greater volumes of power electronics throughout the powertrain – are only adding to the challenge.

Outlining the company’s BMS test system rig, Paul Bovingdon, simulation product manager, said, “With increasing adoption of EVs, one significant challenge to be tackled is the effective testing and validation of battery management systems. Using modular, PXI-based switch and simulation modules offers many advantages in BMS testing, including flexibility to optimize the test system to meet exact requirements; simple modification to address evolving needs; and an open, industry-standard architecture that promotes system longevity and mitigates obsolescence while providing seamless integration of multi-vendor instrumentation modules.”

To learn more about Pickering Interfaces’ technologies, visit Booth 2045.

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Charlotte's inclination toward science, technology and transportation led her to write commissioned articles on automotive engineering and design in 2020. Realizing this was an area she wanted to develop further, she joined UKi in 2022, where she works on special projects and writes show news and interviews for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo and Automotive Testing Expo.

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