Navitas Semiconductor announced together with Xiaomi Group that its GaNFast charging technology had been adopted by Xiaomi for the flagship Mi 10 PRO smartphone. GaNFast power ICs use gallium nitride (GaN) can operate up to 100x faster than silicon (Si) power chips, so it takes only 45 minutes to charge the Mi 10 PRO from 0 to 100%.
“GaN (gallium nitride), as a new semiconductor material has brought unimaginable effects to the charger,” said Mr. Jun LEI, continuing “It enables the charger to become extremely small and the charging efficiency extremely high. The 65W GaN charger is only half the size of the 65W traditional charger that comes as standard with our Xiaomi 10 PRO.” Mr. Jun LEI encouraged consumers and Mi fans to pay attention to gallium nitride technology and changes in charging technology in the new era.
Xiaomi invested earlier in Navitas Semiconductor to lay the groundwork for this cooperation. Xiaomi’s strategy is to establish upstream and downstream partnerships in the industry chain through capital investment, while taking into account the dual benefits of investment and business.
Through this cooperation, Navitas Semiconductor has also been able to broaden its sales channels. This is evidence of Xiaomi’s support for cooperative enterprises, promoting manufacturing upgrades, and driving innovation, culminating in the release of the Xiaomi Mi 10 PRO with GaNFast charging.
Gene Sheridan, CEO of Navitas Semiconductor, said “I am very pleased to see Xiaomi’s open attitude towards new materials and new technologies. From the start, Navitas has focused on the technology application and innovation of GaN materials. GaNFast power ICs are monolithic integration of FET, drive and logic and achieve extremely small application size and high efficiency. For manufacturers who want to lead with technology, GaNFast enables high performance and drives product differentiation!”
Yingjie Zha, general manager of Navitas Semiconductor China, said: “The battery capacity of smartphones, tablets and laptops increasing, while consumers are eager to have a faster-charging experience. GaNFast technology has the advantages of small size, light weight and high efficiency, which makes it extremely attractive. GaNFast technology brings the industry a small, efficient charger that can quickly charge electronic products such as mobile phones and laptops. ”
Xiaomi’s 65W GaN charger uses Navitas’ NV6115 and NV6117 GaNFast power ICs which are optimized for high-frequency, soft-switching topologies. Monolithic integration of FETs, drivers and logic delivers a very small, very fast, easy-to-use “digital-in, power-out” high-performance power conversion module. Using GaNFast, Xiaomi’s 65W GaN charger is only 56.3 x 30.8 x 30.8 mm (53 cc) which is half the size of standard adapters.