Thirty-Two Bit Embedded Microcontrollers and Semiconductors for Fuel Cell Applications in the Transportation Arena

This paper will discuss how embedded semiconductors will help solve the challenges of implementing a fuel cell powered vehicle. Thirty-two bit microcontrollers can monitor the temperature of the system and help maintain an “above freezing idle” in severe cold climates. Thermal sensing is a task that is handled by microcontrollers (and thermal sensors) in some powertrain applications today. Maintaining an optimum gas flow through fuel cell membranes is another task well suited for a 32-bit embedded microcontroller based system. Airflow is currently monitored by 32-bit systems in many internal combustion engine powertrain applications. Lastly, a 32-bit microcontroller-based system is highly suitable for effectively managing the electrical energy produced by the fuel cells.


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  • Accession Number: 01768602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: SAE International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2002-01-0104
  • Files: TRIS, SAE
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2021 5:20PM