150W GaNFast™ charger powers new realme GT Neo 3 smartphone from 0-50% in just 5 minutes
Navitas Semiconductor (Nasdaq: NVTS), the industry-leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuits has announced that its GaNFast technology has been selected to deliver an industry-leading fast charging solution for the realme GT Neo 3 smartphone series that saw its global launch this week at MWC 2022 in Barcelona. The new 150W charger supplied ‘in-box’ with the GT Neo 3 is the most powerful member of the new ultra-fast smartphone charger category enabled by GaNFast power ICs.
Powered by a Dimensity 8100 chip, the realme GT Neo 3 features up to 150W UltraDart Charging Architecture (UDCA), the industry’s fastest and most powerful commercial charging solution. Advanced heat management and battery protection ensure cool, long-life operation.
The availability of a 150W charger, built around Navitas GaNFast power ICs allows users to capitalize on this technology by charging the phone’s 4,500 mAhr battery from 0-50% in in just 5 minutes. At only 58 x 58 x 30 mm (101 cc), the charger achieves an incredible 1.5 W/cc power density.
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. The result is easy-to-use, high-speed, high-performance ‘digital-in, power-out’ building blocks that deliver up to 3x faster charging in half the size and weight, and with up to 40% energy savings compared with earlier silicon solutions.
Madhav Sheth, President of realme international business group and VP of realme, said: “Our super flash charging technology delivers the world’s fastest smartphone charging solution, providing users of the new realme GT Neo 3 with the flexibility and convenience of fully charging their phones in the shortest possible time. Gallium nitride ICs have been fundamental to delivering this step change in performance while keeping charger weight and form factor as low as possible.”
“We would like to congratulate realme on the global launch of its GT Neo 3 series and for making available the world’s first commercial solution for 150W smartphone charging,” said Navitas CEO and co-founder Gene Sheridan. “This milestone in the ultra-fast charger sector is powered by Navitas GaNFast technology, which has allowed realme to create a new 150W charging benchmark for efficiency, speed and form factor.”