Power management solution reduces charging time by 50 percent in mobile devices

Power management solution reduces charging time by 50 percent in mobile devices

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By eeNews Europe

With the compact and cost-effective PM2300, a 3 A charger can be used, instead of the standard 1.5 A, thus reducing by 50 percent the charging time. This also allows the mobile device to be charged while being used intensively in charging mode. To save space and improve efficiency, the PM2300 uses an innovative dual DC/DC structure made up of two small coils, rather than one large coil. The first tablets equipped with the PM2300 are set to be launched commercially in the fall of 2011.

"We are creating easier, greener, faster, in short more innovative, ways to power up smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. People can recharge their batteries more quickly and thus enjoy a better mobile experience," said Patrick Dureault, vice president, head of Analog & Mixed Signal business unit at ST-Ericsson.

PowerHUB will come with a full range of innovative products combining conventional charging technologies and new energy sources, thus providing a new level of flexibility and scalability for the energy management in portable devices.

According to IHS iSuppli research, ST-Ericsson is the leading supplier in mobile handset standalone analog baseband ICs, with an estimated global market share of 32% in 2010.

Using leading-edge micro and nanotechnologies, ST-Ericsson is developing future PowerHUB solutions that will be able to draw energy from solar cells, wireless chargers and physical movement, automatically using the optimum power source or best combination of sources available at any time for maximum efficiency.

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