USB Power & Charging

Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition to ship with 100W GaN charger

By Ross Denyer / July 18, 2022
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Realme is set to release its first smartphone to support 100W fast charging: the GT 2 Master Explorer Edition. This is a step up from the 80W and 65W smartphones currently offered in the Realme range, although the GT Neo 3 has been announced to support 150W charging. To support this huge charging speed, the […]

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Weltrend announced availability of industry’s first USB PD 3.1 Controllers

By Ryan Sanderson / May 18, 2022
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Weltrend recently announced the release of its WT6676F and WT667F USB Power Delivery (PD) controllers which it claims are the industry’s first which support the USB PD Revision 3.1, enabling full support for output voltages up to 48V and power output up to 240W.  Since the USB IF announced the USB PD specification revision 3.1 […]

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Navitas GaN IC selected for Vivo’s 8” screen foldable phone

By Ross Denyer / May 4, 2022
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As more manufacturers are choosing to remove the packaged charger from smartphones, Vivo have decided to go in a different direction by not only continuing to include a charger with its new flagship “X Fold”, they have chosen to include a dual port 80W GaN charger. GaN technology allows for more efficient and more compact […]

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Nitecore camera batteries adopt USB Type-C charging

By Ryan Sanderson / April 24, 2022
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The adoption of USB Type-C has unified charging across many devices including mobile phones, laptop PCs, wireless audio and portable battery packs. A common connector has not only allowed for waste reduction from redundant power adapters but also in many cases standardisation around fast charging using protocols such as USB power delivery (PD).  There are […]

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