12 May 2022
Navitas GaN ICs enable TurboPower 68W charging with new motorola edge+
GaN power integrated circuit firm Navitas Semiconductor of El Segundo, CA, USA and Dublin, Ireland says that its GaNFast technology has been selected to charge Motorola’s flagship motorola edge+ (2022) smartphone. The TurboPower 68W (MC-681) charger has arrived in the USA as a standalone accessory to provide fast charging on top of the battery life of the new edge+.
When used with the TurboPower 68W fast charger (sold separately), the powerful 4800mAh battery of the new motorola edge+ can be charged by over 50% in just 15 minutes.
The TurboPower 68W is an all-in-one travel-charger option for USB-C phones, tablets and laptops. Due to efficiencies from the GaNFast power IC, it is notably smaller than most adapters in its power range, it is reckoned. At only 58mm x 41mm x 28mm (66cc), the TurboPower 68W achieves a power density of 1W/cc at a weight of just 95g for ultra-portability. Built-in protection from power surges, extreme heat and other dangers ensures that the smartphone or tablet remains safe while charging. The design and manufacturing enable a 2-year limited manufacturer’s warranty for the new charger.
The TurboPower 68W (MC-681) was jointly designed and built for Motorola by Salom, which is now selling them in the USA. “The TurboPower 68W is our most powerful addition to the Motorola Charging line-up to date as Navitas’ GaN technology advances keep driving TurboPower speeds higher while maintaining compact form factors,” says Joseph Reisinger, president of Salom America Company.
Navitas’ proprietary GaN power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) and GaN drive plus control, sensing and protection circuits in a single SMT package. Since GaN can run 20x faster than traditional silicon, the result is easy-to-use, high-speed, high-performance ‘digital-in, power-out’ building blocks that deliver up to 3x faster charging in half the size and weight, and with up to 40% energy savings compared with earlier silicon solutions.
“Motorola customers have high standards, and GaN delivers the high speed and small size to exceed those expectations,” says Navitas’ CEO & co-founder Gene Sheridan. “GaN provides next-generation performance while ensuring a focus on efficiency and sustainability – another Motorola-Navitas shared goal. Every GaNFast power IC shipped reduces CO2 emissions by 4kg,” he reckons.