800V Traction Drive Inverter

Electrification Solutions

Bespoke Electrification Solutions for OEMs and Suppliers

Discover our class-leading platform for bespoke inverter solutions capable of over 98.5% efficiency and impressive power density.

High power density

Ricardo’s innovative Traction Drive Inverter Solutions deliver high power density and offer very high efficiency, which is ideally suited to a wide range of applications such as commercial, off-highway or marine use. Our solution utilises Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology and is capable of meeting ISO 16750-3 standards.

The inverter platform is scalable to meet customer needs, including voltage, power, cost and packaging requirements, including compliance with ISO 26262 and more. Ricardo's global inverter expertise and our pre-developed set of "solution blocks" is the catalyst for any inverter development.

We can offer this solution as a single output inverter for power levels up to 350kW and a dual output inverter for platforms with traction power levels in excess of 1MW.

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Robust capability

Our expert teams can support customer organisations or projects with bespoke high-performance inverter design and development for your desired application(s). Ricardo's capabilities include design, analysis, build, test, root cause analysis and solution implementation. Our solutions are built upon our proven, customisable development platform that can be delivered in isolation or integrated with our other innovative technologies including:

•    Immersion Cooled Batteries
•    Charger expertise
•    Converter expertise
•    Battery Management System expertise
•    Motor expertise
•    FuSa expertise

As an experienced engineering consultancy leading the electrification transformation, we’re uniquely positioned to support from design and engineering through to manufacture and testing. Get in touch with our specialist team today to learn more about our solutions and how we can assist with your project.

Batteries and energy storage Power electronics Connected battery management system Electric powertrain development Functional safety
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Solution blocks

Ricardo has pre-developed a set of transparent solutions that can be tailored to client needs. These solutions reduce time to market and can be offered as a complete set or in discrete “solution blocks” for clients to mix and match according to their needs. 

The architecture of all solution blocks is flexible, cost-effective and risk reducing with a reduction in development times by up to 40%. Component changes/updates can be made for new requirements and future proof design. Clients have full access and control of the IP tailored to their application.

Further details on each of the solution blocks that accelerate inverter development can be found below.

Speak to our expert team today for more information about how our innovative solution blocks can accelerate your projects. 

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Solution blocks

Explore our range of electrification solution blocks which are configurable to your application needs

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Motor control software

Learn more about our reusable software modules for client applications which can be easily integrated with clients' existing software.

Driver Board

Driver board

Learn more about our driver board solution block which offers configurable PVM switching frequency along with switch timing and DSAT for over current protection.

Control Board

Control board

Learn more about our control hardware solution block which offers clients' electrified inverter solutions with low voltage circuitry and MCU control expertise.

Power Section

Power section

Optimise your power section with our solution block. Benefit from ultra-low stray inductance architectures and integrated temperature sensing. 

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Layout and packaging

Talk to us about Ricardo solutions to layout, form factor and packaging needs. Our solution block offers layout changes to support optimised cooling and electrical interfaces.


Analysis and simulation

Discover our analysis and simulation expertise for inverter technology. Our capabilities include PCB thermal analysis along with CFD analysis and circuit simulation.



Our specialist test benches support detailed testing for PCB functional circuit tests and inverter EOL testing. Find out more about our testing capabilities.

Our markets

Our 800V traction drive inverter solutions are available across a number of sectors including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles, marine, high-performance vehicles, aerospace, defence and industrial sectors.

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