The OLEA® APP DC-DC HE is a Silicon Mobility application providing a turnkey High Efficiency DC-DC converter control including the support for a high frequency control loop, phase shedding and soft switching .

The OLEA® APP DC-DC HE is a comprehensive suite of software components which includes:

  •  DC-DC converter Application and Safety  software components (ASW)
  •  DC-DC coonverter Complex Device Drivers (CDD)
  •  Basic Software components.(BSW)

Key Benefits:

  • 15% of energy gain
    • Reduction of switching and conduction losses in the power module all across the load operating points
  • 50%  of transistor current rating increase
  • 50% BOM reduction on the requested power transistor and passive components
  • Up to 1MHz control supporting size and weight reduction up to a factor 10 (Power density improvement by factor 10)
  • ASIL-C ISO 26262 design
  • Support for various DC-DC topologies

Key Features


The OLEA® APP DC-DC HE  is flexible enough to match the targeted DC-DC converter topology. Some of the key system features include, but not limited to:

  • Isolated or Non Isolated
  • Number of phases
  • Bidirectional or Non bidirectional current flow
  • Buck-Boost
  • Circuit breaker control
  • Input/output voltage (from low voltage 12 volts to high-voltage > 400 volts)

Innovative control algorithms

  • High frequency Independent current control loop up to 1 MHz
  • Soft-switching of power switches to reduce transistor switching losses and to improve the current rating
  • Independent current control loop
  • Phase shedding

System Benefits

Parallel control of the Phases

The OLEA® APP DC-DC HE  leverages the  FPCU parallel architecture to achieve independent and parallel  DC-DC phase current control. The independent current control enables higher efficiency and reliability of the DC-DC control systems,

Phase Shedding and load management with smooth activation and deactivation of phases

The OLEA® DC-DC converter application implements an innovative phase shedding/adding mechanism, which dynamically controls the different phases, based on the current load.The Phase shedding/adding control dynamically triggers a smooth activation and deactivation of the phases to maximize the efficiency across the current range and load in the system configurable with programmable threshold currents in each phases.

Soft Switching

Soft-switching prevents power transistor’s voltage and current signals to overlap. This reduces switching losses, transistor heating and conduction losses and deliver wide-bandgap performances regardless of the power technology in use.Soft-switching algorithms enables a x5 switching frequency increase to extend the eMotor operating range while cancelling power transistor’s losses.Soft-switching enables doubling of current rating to reduce transistor size and cost by a factor of 2


Key Deliverables

We deliver a complete package including :

  • DC-DC Application (ASW), Complex Device Drivers, and Safety software
  • Safety work products
  • Reference designs
  • Evaluation boards
  • Consultation with our in-house experts throughout the customer design cycle

Compliance with AUTOMOTIVE Standards

Fully automotive qualified solution supporting a wide variety of DC-DC topology

  • OLEA® FPCU –  AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • Manufacturing based on a ISO-TS16949 Foundry
  • Design framework & tooling compatible with the Automotive ecosystem and the AUTOSAR requirements