Qualcomm Technologies has launched its fifth generation fast charging technology for Android smartphones with a boost to 100W
Quick Charge 5 is designed to allow a charge from 0 to 50 percent battery power in just five minutes. It also includes Battery Saver and Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities to help extend battery life.
“Quick Charge 5, our fastest and most versatile charging solution, will enable consumers to enjoy their devices for longer periods of time, without worrying about the time required to recharge. We are proud to expand our technology portfolio and make accessible 100W+ charging a commercial reality,” said Ev Roach, VP Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies . “We work closely with manufacturers to create industry-leading devices that meet consumers’ demand for more immersive and accessible mobile experiences.”
Quick Charge 5 is 70 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 4 says Qualcomm and offers ten times the power delivery of the original Quick Charge 1 technology. It supports 2S batteries and 20V of power delivery among 12 separate voltage, current and temperature protections, including USB-input overvoltage protection at 25V and external power controls beyond 30V. It also runs 10 degrees Celsius cooler than Quick Charge 4.
Quick Charge 5 is supported in the latest power management ICs ( PMIC), the SMB1396 and SMB1398. These support 1SnP and 2SnP batteries, wired and wireless input paths, adaptive operation based on the power source (3 level buck and DIV/2), and scalability (primary and secondary to provide higher power) with efficiency above 98 percent.
Quick Charge 5 takes advantage of both USB-PD and Type-C technologies to support future Android requirements and anoows a 100W charger in the same footprint as the current 45W devices.
“Quick Charge solutions are widely available in a variety of mobile devices. The latest generation of Quick Charge 5 not only provides superior charging capabilities but helps intelligently extend a device's battery life and reduce thermal output,” said