GaN Power ICs Deliver 45W Travel Adapter in 14mm Profile

March 02, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Navitas Semiconductor today announced that GaNFast™ power ICs enable the ‘Mu One’, a universal 45W power adaptor with an unprecedented 14mm ultra-slim profile. GaN power IC technology is combined with the new USB-PD power delivery protocol and an advanced Type C connector to deliver a single, world-wide, slim adapter that can just as easily slide into your pocket as it can charge a laptop or fast-charge any smartphone.

New, high-speed GaN power integrated circuits have up to 20x the performance of silicon chips. By operating at high frequency and simultaneously increasing efficiency, GaNFast power ICs reduce the size, weight and cost of components such as transformers, heatsinks, and printed-circuit boards.

“At Made in Mind, we are pre-programmed to challenge industry norms, we seek the finest of partners who share our beliefs. The Navitas GaNFast chips in the Mu One gave us a tremendous edge on speed-of-charging, efficiency and size”. Commented Mathew Judkins, CEO of Made-in-Mind.

“These and other technical advances allowed our new product range to push the envelope of consumers’ expectations for performance and convenience in their humble power supply,” Judkins concluded.

“This is a significant achievement for the industry to pack this much power in such a low-profile outline” said Gene Sheridan, Navitas CEO. “Consumers can anticipate a wide range of fast-charging, high-density solutions in the coming months as our customers deliver a new class of power adapters with our GaNFast power IC technology.”

The Mu System consists of two parts: a power block with USB connector and separate plug attachments that are suitable for every socket type worldwide. Specifically:

  • The Brit – pocket-sized and portable, this plug will reduce your overall UK plug size by over 70%. Say goodbye to bulky UK chargers!
  • The American – pocket-sized with fold-away pins, the streamlined design plugs flat against the socket and is the perfect travel companion.
  • The European – portable, with a 90 degree rotation , this plug head enables you to charge the products you love with a stylish twist.