Dialog Semiconductor Leads Rollout of Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0 Compatible Charging ICs Into Japanese Smartphone Market
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Press release date: May 20, 2014
Hosiden says Dialog's solution offers highest efficiency and power density for its Quick Charge 2.0 adapters for one of Japan's leading mobile TELCO providers
LONDON - Dialog Semiconductor plc (http://www.dialog-semiconductor.com) (FWB: DLG(http://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/investor-relations)), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and short-range wireless technologies today announced it has started shipping in volume its Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0-compatible iW620(http://iwatt.com/product/iw620) AC/DC adapter interface IC into the Japanese smartphone power supply market to customers including Hosiden Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of chargers for smartphones and mobile devices. The iW620 ships with Dialog's iW1760 PrimAccurate™ primary-side digital controller for Hosiden's CBC2112 model Quick Charge 2.0 adapter, designed for one of Japan's leading mobile TELCO providers.
"We leveraged Dialog's expertise and long experience in compact, energy-efficient digital AC/DC power supply controllers, along with their technology leadership in the rapid charging market space to ensure our ability to support Japanese TELCO providers," said Kenji Hirai, General Manager Engineering Department Osaka 3rd Division at Hosiden Corporation. "We selected Dialog's iW620 because it provided us with the absolute highest efficiency Quick Charge 2.0 solution available. This new CBC2112 adapter supports automatic switching of three power outputs (5V, 9V, 12V), depending on the devices which are used. Not only does it have higher capacity and output than the conventional products (5V), but also it has been designed with high-precision output and prevention against the negative effects of PLC in mind. Its market is expected to expand as this Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 standard becomes popular."
Reducing battery charge time is one of the most compelling trends in smartphones and tablets. The endless surge in power-hungry applications requires larger battery capacities and longer charge times, yet consumers want devices that charge even faster than ever before. Quick Charge 2.0 is a proprietary protocol from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., for charging smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices up to 75% faster than conventional USB charging technology.
"We are very pleased to work closely with Hosiden and establish an early leadership position in the rollout of rapid charging solutions," said Mark Tyndall, Senior VP Corporate Development & Strategy, GM Power Conversion Business Group at Dialog Semiconductor. "Building on our long-standing, strong relationship, this announcement is a compelling endorsement of Dialog's leading mobile AC/DC power conversion and rapid charging technologies."
The iW620 supports Quick Charge 2.0 High Voltage Dedicated Charging Port (HVDCP) Class A (5V, 9V, 12V output) applications and, with the iW1760 primary-side digital PWM controller, it provides fast voltage transition and low standby power consumption less than 30mW. This enables Quick Charge 2.0 adapters to meet the most stringent worldwide energy standards, including the final 2014 U.S. DOE regulation requiring under 100mW AC/DC adapter standby power consumption, the European Code of Conduct Version 5, Tier 2, and the European Commission's Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive.
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About Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimised for personal portable, short-range wireless connectivity, LED solid state lighting and automotive applications. The company provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner.
With its focus and expertise in energy-efficient system power management and a technology portfolio that also includes audio, short-range wireless, AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable and digital consumer applications, including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks™ and emerging wearable type devices.
Dialog's power management ICs increase the performance of portable devices by extending battery lifetime, enabling faster charging and enhancing the consumer's experience. With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model.
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2013, it had approximately $910 million in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 1,100 employees worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index. It also has convertible bonds listed on the Euro MTF Market on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange (ISIN XS0757015606).