TI’s new chips to cut battery charging time by half

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One of the most important parameters in mobile devices when you are going to buy one is battery life, and the amount of time it takes to charge to full capacity. This is just the only very important deciding factor for many people. Even if the battery back up is not so great, it would be a lot helpful if the mobile devices are capable of recharging their batteries to full charge in a few minutes. And there is a lot of research happening  on battery technology as most of the modern consumer electronic devices depend on battery.

Qualcomm has been working on this for quite some time. The company released a set of chips recently which charge up to 75% quicker than the previous generation. The company calls this Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and the company has advertised it nicely. And other chip manufacturers are catching up quickly.

Texas Instruments, one of the major chip manufacturers in the mobile electronics industry, has come out with another set of chips which boast of quick battery charging technology. Talk Android writes, “Part of a new BQ2419x line of chipsets, they utilize a “battery path impedance compensation system” and be can be used in more than just smartphones or tablets. Portable medical equipment, mobile hotspots, and battery packs are just some of the devices that could utilize these new chips.”

The chips are up to 92% efficient when they are used at 2A output and they are up to 90% efficient when they are used at 4A output. And with this, the chips measure only 4 mm x 4 mm. If you are a manufacturer and want to use these chips, you can order these chips in bulk for just $2.5 a unit. We will have to check how these chips will work in the smart phone industry, as that is the major industry today which needs power efficiency more than any other industry.

Source: Talk Android

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