Navitas releases fast charger using GaNFast power IC at APEC

March 5, 2018

El Segundo, CA (PRWeb). Navitas Semiconductor has announced what it calls the world’s smallest, fastest-charging mobile adapter enabled by GaNFast power ICs. The 27W design delivers 5x greater power than standard smartphone chargers and has 2x higher power density, the company said. With world-wide input voltage capability and a new type-C connector with USB-PD 3.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 features, this lightweight reference design delivers an portable “go anywhere, charge anything” solution, the company said.

“The 27W is another size and speed breakthrough for consumers enabled by GaNFast technology, and with Quick Charge 4.0 compliance, you can decrease the amount of time you spend tethered to an outlet giving your device ‘5 for 5’—that’s five hours of battery life from five minutes of charging,” said Stephen Oliver, Navitas’ vice president of sales and marketing. “Now that the high-frequency power ecosystem of GaNFast power ICs, new controllers, new magnetics, and soft-switching topologies has been established, we’ll see a wide-range of fast-charging, high-density designs on the market.”

Using a Navitas’ high-speed, half-bridge GaNFast power IC in the advanced active-clamp flyback (ACF) topology, the 27W reference design measures 39 x 37 x 16 mm (uncased) and achieves a power density of 1.2 W/cc (19 W/in3) uncased and 0.7 W/cc (11 W/in3) assuming a 2.5-mm case thickness.

The 27W design (NVE039) will debut at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) March 5 in San Antonio, TX. It is available to qualified customers direct from Navitas at a price of $465 each, which includes a comprehensive user guide/test report with all schematic and layout design files, plus bill of material. For more information email [email protected].

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