YOGA CC130 begins a new era of high-power chargers, up to 40% smaller and 45% lighter than legacy silicon adapters
DUBLIN, IRELAND — (PRNewswire) Navitas Semiconductor, the industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs, announced that Lenovo has launched the YOGA CC130, their fifth GaNFast™ charger, with dual USB type-C outputs and high power 130W capability. Either Type-C output can provide 100W for large laptops and fast-charging smartphones, with a combined 130W of dynamically-shared total power when both ports are used. Fast-charging communication protocols include USB-PD, Qualcomm QC 3.0 and USB-PPS. By exploiting the high-speed, high-efficiency performance of GaNFast technology, the dual-output CC130 measures only 71 x 71 x 30 mm (151 cc) to achieve a power density of 0.85 W/cc at a lightweight 265 g. This represents up to 40% size and 45% weight savings vs. single-port legacy silicon adapters.
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon chips. Navitas’ proprietary GaN power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) and GaN drive plus control and protection in a single SMT package. These ‘GaNFast’ power ICs become easy-to-use, high-speed, high-performance ‘digital-in, power-out’ building blocks and deliver up to 3x faster charging in half the size and weight, and with up to 40% energy savings compared with earlier silicon solutions. An estimated $13.1B electrification opportunity includes mobile fast chargers and adapters, data centers, solar energy, and EV.
The CC130 dual-port GaN adapter uses GaNFast power ICs in two high-speed, ‘soft-switching’ topologies to achieve the impressive size and weight reductions. The first is a CrCM boost power-factor correction (PFC) circuit, using Navitas NV6117 (120 mOhm) GaN power ICs to convert rectified AC power to a stable 400V DC rail. This is followed by a high-speed, isolating, ‘LLC’ DC -DC stage with two NV6115 (170 mOhm) ICs to efficiently step-down the voltage to ~20V for the USB-PD output stages. Both GaNFast ICs are rated at 650/800V, up to 2MHz switching frequency in space-saving 5 x 6 mm QFN SMT packages. Thanks to the integration of GaN FET, drive, protection and control, no external drivers are needed which saves PCB space, and high-speed (switching-frequency) operation shrinks the size and cost of transformers, filters and capacitors.
Reliability is a critical specification, and the YOGA CC130 adapter has passed 81 Lenovo professional-grade laboratory tests, supports ESD protection, and passed the long-term use test of 8,700 hours at full power.
Lin LIN, Director of Notebook Planning for Lenovo’s Consumer Business in China, said “This generation of CC130 is equipped with Navitas GaNFast technology, which has enabled faster charging speed, higher efficiency, lower temperature and smaller size.”
The CC130 was jointly supervised by Lianbao Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. and designed and built for Lenovo by Luxshare, headquartered in Dongguan City, Guangdong. “At our core, we’re a technology company, and for power electronics, this means the research, development and production of GaN fast chargers to stay at the forefront of the industry,” said Fu Qiang WANG, Power R&D Director for Luxshare. “Luxshare chose Navitas’ GaNFast power ICs to build the YOGA CC 130 and enable the consumer’s dream product. We firmly believe in the future potential of gallium nitride charging technology as a focus for Luxshare’s continuous research and development, to become a leading pioneer in the industry.
“After the successful YOGA CC65, Navitas is honored to support Lenovo with the YOGA CC130 at twice the power,” said Stephen OLIVER, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Investor Relations. “The CC130 will bring a faster, lighter, more powerful and more portable charging experience to Lenovo consumers. Navitas will continue to support Lenovo and Luxshare to develop further generations of GaN fast chargers, and to promote the innovation and development of the high-performance fast-charge industry, to benefit consumers worldwide.”
About Lenovo YOGA:
As a high-end brand of Lenovo, YOGA focuses on quality elites, gathering Lenovo’s superior R&D resources and technological innovation results. Since 2012, when YOGA released the first flipbook, innovation has never stopped. Quality, ingenuity, going to extremes… gradually become part of YOGA’s DNA. So far, the YOGA family has been subdivided into the high-tech thin and light YOGA S series and the 360° flip touch YOGA C series that represents quality and classic. In 2019, YOGA 14s became a popular product popular among users. Quality and ingenuity have always been the brand value proposition passed by YOGA.
Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (also referred to as “Luxshare-ICT”) was established in 2004, and successfully listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2010 (stock code: 002475). Since listing, Luxshare has an operating income increase of over 50% CAGR. Luxshare has always been technology-oriented as its core; integrating product development and application services, and gradually realized the leap from traditional to intelligent manufacturing. The company is headquartered in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China, with R&D centers in Dongguan, Shenzhen, Kunshan, Xi’an and Jiangxi. Manufacturing is in Guangdong, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Shanxi, Hebei, Sichuan, Taiwan and other places in China plus Germany and Vietnam.
Navitas Semiconductor Ltd. is the industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) Power IC company, founded in 2014. Navitas has a strong and growing team of power semiconductor industry experts with industry-leading experience in materials, devices, IC design, applications, systems and marketing, plus a proven record of innovation with over 300 patents among its founders. GaN power ICs integrate GaN power 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 130 Navitas patents are issued or pending. As of July 1st, 2021, over 24 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero failures. On May 7th, 2021, Navitas announced plans to “Go Public at an Enterprise Value of $1.04 Billion via Live Oak II (NYSE: LOKB) SPAC Business Combination.”
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