Samsung has launched new controller chips which have the ability to charge at 100 W. These are USB Type-C power delivery (PD) controllers. Samsung says that the new SE8A and MM101 PD controllers support up to 100W of power.
According to Samsung, the new PD controllers can be used for a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and monitors. It has already begun the mass production of SE8A. The MM101 is currently sampling with the company’s clients.
First PD with Secure Element
SE8A is the first PD controller to combine a Secure Element (CC EAL5+ equivalent) with a power controller into a single chip. In simple words, this allows more security and protection.
The SE8A also supports USB Type-C Authentication, effectively preventing misuse of unapproved products. These measures will prevent hacking of the device during charging.
The other chip, MM101, supports a symmetric encryption algorithm for product authentication. It also has the ability to sense moisture to ensure safer charging conditions. Both chips also come with over-voltage protection. The new chips meet the latest USB specification for fast-charging,
“In addition to smarter features and larger batteries, innovative charging solutions allow us to do more through our mobile devices today. ” said Ben K. Hur, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.
They also have embedded Flash (eFlash), allowing manufacturers to update the software to meet the latest specifications without hardware modification.