Up to 3x faster charging in half the size and weight for all devices from AirPods to the 16″ MacBook Pro.
DUBLIN, Ireland — (PRWeb) Navitas Semiconductor Limited today announced a new listing of Apple-compatible GaNFast charger solutions for the iPhone 12 and all other Apple mobile devices from AirPods and the Apple Watch all the way to the biggest MacBook Pro.
At the launch of the iPhone 12 on October 14th, Apple announced that the phone would ship without a charger in the box. For confused users, left with an old, low-powered, slow silicon charger, the new online selector tool simply recommends fast, reliable and 100%-compatible GaNFast chargers for all Apple mobile products.
Compatibility and safety is provided by using an industry standard called Universal Serial Bus with Power Delivery (USB-PD). With USB-PD, the mobile device, such as an iPhone 12, communicates with the wall charger telling it exactly how much power to deliver and at what voltage. The iPhone will also communicate back when it is fully powered, and the charger will slow down and then enter ‘sleep mode’ to save energy.
To connect, Apple customers can use certified MFI (originally “Made for iPod”) “C-to-Lightning” cables for all iPhones since the iPhone 5, and a few iPad models. For most iPads, and all new MacBooks, a 3A-rated “C-to-C” cable can be selected, noting that the big MacBook Pro 16″ requires a 5A-rated ‘E-marker’ C-to-C cable to charge and transfer data at the highest speed.
Gallium Nitride (GaN) is a next-generation power semiconductor technology that runs up to 100x faster than old, slow silicon chips, with dramatic improvements in energy savings and power density. Navitas’ GaNFast power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) with drive, control and protection to enable up to 3x more power in half the size and weight. Multi-output chargers can fast-charge up to 4 Apple devices at the same time and at 3x-4x lower cost and lighter weight than individual chargers.
“Apple have encouraged everyone to “Think Different” about charging, which gives users the freedom to choose the ultimate fast charger,” said Stephen Oliver, VP corporate marketing and investor relations for Navitas. “At the same time, the vast array of options can be daunting, so we’ve created a simple, safe way for users to select the best charger – with the fastest performance. The GaNFast listing also includes familiar brand names such as Belkin, Anker, AUKEY and Baseus.”
The range of over 50 Apple-compatible chargers starts at 20W to fast-charge the iPhone 12 series. The same charger can charge the AirPods case, the Apple Watch and has more than enough power for the new 15W MagSafe wireless charger. 60W-65W versions will fast charge the MacBook 13” and higher-power, multi-output GaN fast chargers, with 100W or 120W will fast charge the largest MacBook Pro 16” and have extra ports to power an iPhone, iPad and AirPods simultaneously.
Navitas Semiconductor Inc. is the world’s first and only GaN Power IC company, founded in 2014. Navitas has a strong and growing team of power semiconductor industry experts with a combined 200 years of experience in materials, devices, applications, systems and marketing, plus a proven record of innovation with over 300 patents among its founders. GaN power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) with drive, control and protection to enable faster charging, higher power density and greater energy savings for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets. Over 120 Navitas patents are issued or pending, and over 8 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero failures.
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