30 May 2019
Samsung has announced two new USB Type-C power delivery (PD) controllers- SE8A and MM101 to bring fast-charging with more efficiency and security. They both have the ability to output up to 100 watts of power and this is the main highlight of them. This indicates that Samsung’s power chargers will now be able to support up to a 100W capacity and able to churn out 10x improvement over the 10W of a general smartphone charger. Both these chips are embedded with an eFlash feature that makes it possible to deliver firmware updates.
Out of the two, the SE8A also has an extra security feature known as Secure Element. So, it won’t only make the charging faster but safer as well. It also includes moisture sensing capabilities to ensure better-charging conditions.
Well, keeping the technicalities aside, as a reader we know you might be interested in knowing its purpose or if it’s coming to upcoming devices like the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung in its official announcement has said that the power chargers with its new PD controllers can be used for a variety of devices other than just smartphones. So, you can assume them to be coming to tablets, laptops, and monitors as well. However, it didn’t explicitly take the name of the Galaxy Note 10 but the launch of the new PD controllers for fast-charging ahead of the launch of the new Note indicates the same possibility.
Now coming back to the specifics of the new PD controllers, the SE8A is addressed as the company’s first solution that combines a power delivery controller and Secure Element in a single chip for secure key storage.
Samsung senior vice president Ben K. Hur said,
“In addition to smarter features and larger batteries, innovative charging solutions allow us to do more through our mobile devices today. Following this trend, power adapters that can quickly charge devices while establishing safeguards against unauthorized access are increasingly in demand.”