28 July 2022
GaN Systems’ transistors powering HARMAN’s 100W 4-port USB InstantCharger
GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications) says that its GS-065-011-1-L power transistor is being used in Samsung Electronics subsidiary HARMAN’s new InfinityLab InstantCharger 100W, 4 USB GaN charger.
Made from 90% recycled plastics, the charger features two USB-A ports plus two USB-C ports, safely charging up to four devices simultaneously (phones, tablets, laptops, speakers, headphones, gaming consoles, drones, cameras, power banks etc). Power Delivery 3.0 ensures fast charging, and the charger is smart enough to know how to allocate power, depending on which devices are plugged in.
“HARMAN’s GaN-powered charger addresses the needs of today’s consumer while putting sustainability front and center,” comments GaN Systems’ CEO Jim Witham. “The ability for GaN-based chargers to power multiple devices means that consumers need fewer chargers and can keep them longer,” he adds. “This has significant sustainability implications when considering the more than 30,000 tons of landfills generated by discarded cell phone and laptop chargers each year.”