Pre-Switch Appoints Foxy Power to Represent AI-Based Soft-Switching Power Platform

April 05, 2020 by Paul Shepard

Pre-Switch, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up that has developed the world's-first Artificial Intelligence (AI) dc-ac, ac-dc soft-switching controller delivering efficiency and performance benefits to a wide range of applications including EVs and renewables, has appointed Foxy Power GmbH from Berlin, Germany as its strategic partner for business development and sales.

Founded in 2016, Pre-Switch has overcome the previously-insurmountable challenges of implementing soft-switching in dc-ac systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. Pre-Switch uses AI to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a resonance to offset the current and voltage wave forms - thereby minimizing switching losses.

"Foxy Power has efficiently approached top global automotive OEMs and automotive suppliers with our technology resulting in strategic design wins.  They have also mapped these wins into further successes in industrial applications such as motor drives, battery chargers and renewables," said Bruce Renouard, CEO of Pre-Switch.

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"Foxy Power is focused identifying the unique technical value propositions of a company before starting to promote its products", stated Christopher Rocneanu, CEO and founder of Foxy Power. "In Pre-Switch's case, its unique capability is bringing soft-switching to dc-ac and ac-dc inverters which significantly increases switching frequencies while reducing transistor costs. Their technology has shown added range for battery applications such as electric vehicle traction inverters and reduced the size, weight and system costs for industrial applications."