Navitas Semiconductor announced that its GaNFast power ICs have been selected to lead Lenovo’s latest GaN technology chargers; Xiaoxin 105 W GaN charger, and the Legion C 170 W GaN charger, respectively designed for daily travel and gaming power, bringing consumers a brand new fast charging experience.

The Xiaoxin 105 W GaN charger is designed for daily travel. It outputs 105 W of power and is equipped with 3 ports (2C1A) supporting multiple protocols; easily achieving the charging needs of various devices simultaneously. At only 206 g, the 105 W fast-charger is 41% lighter than a typical 100 W computer adapter and takes only 34 minutes to charge the Xiaoxin 16 Pro to 50%. The Navitas NV6138 GaNFast power IC with GaNSense™ technology is at the heart of the high-frequency flyback topology design, providing a stable, durable, and efficient charging experience.

The Legion C170 W GaN charger is designed specifically for hardcore gamers. It delivers 170 W of continuous power through a single port to meet the high-power demands of gaming devices. At only 245 grams, it’s 78% lighter than Legion Y9000P’s original inbox charger and can charge up to 2 times faster than the Legion C140 W Charger. The Navitas NV6136 GaNFast power IC with GaNSense technology is used in the PFC stage, featuring loss-less current sensing and 6 times faster short-circuit protection than competing solutions, delivering cooler operation, superior efficiency, reliability, and power density.

Lenovo’s long-term collaboration with Navitas has brought a series of groundbreaking fast chargers to the market and played a significant role in raising market awareness on showcasing the benefits of GaN technology. At the Lenovo YOGA CC65 dual-port GaN charger launch event in 2021, Navitas’ 6-inch GaN wafer and GaNFast power ICs were publicly showcased for the first time, unveiling the mysteries of this leading technology to consumers.

In terms of gaming products, Navitas collaborated with Lenovo to create a 90 W charger for the Lenovo Legion Pro Gaming Phone and a 135 W, C135 W GaN charger for the Legion 5 and 5 Pro Gen 7 laptops. For lightweight travel, Lenovo developed a series of compact, lightweight powerful GaN chargers using Navitas technology, including the revolutionary compact Thinkplus ‘lipstick’ and the ultra-thin Thinkbook ‘biscuit’ charger.    

Lenovo and Navitas are not only partners in power technology but also pioneers in sustainability. Lenovo Group is verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for net zero targets and Navitas is the world’s first power semiconductor company to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification. Navitas’ advanced GaN technology enables Lenovo to continuously create smaller, lighter chargers with higher power density, significantly reducing the number of passive and magnetic components inside the charger, achieving CO2 reduction in production through “dematerialization”. The increased efficiency reduces power loss during use, thus further lowering carbon emissions in the product lifecycle.    

“With the support of Navitas GaNFast power ICs, we have successfully introduced two new Xiaoxin and Legion GaN chargers to the market, enabling a lightweight and powerful charging experience for daily travel and gaming performance,” said Elon Chen, Product Manager of Consumer Business for Lenovo Group China. “Moreover, the successful application of Navitas’ GaNFast technology continuously reduces the size and weight of chargers, highly increasing efficiency, bringing convenience to consumers, while contributing to carbon reduction.”    

“Powerland is very pleased to collaborate with Navitas again to create two high-performance and lightweight GaN chargers for Lenovo,” said Dr. Wang Chuanyun, VP of R&D for Powerland Group. “Powerland is dedicated to pushing the envelope of technology to build leading power products for our clients. Efficient, reliable, and easy-to-use GaNFast power ICs are crucial to realize that.”  

“Navitas is very honored to enter Lenovo’s supply chain twice in a short period, providing high-efficiency and stable GaNFast fast charging power into two important Lenovo products,” said Charles Zha, VP and GM of Navitas China. “By working closely with Powerland, our highly integrated GaNFast technology has enabled Lenovo to continuously achieve leading-edge results in size, performance, and reliability of chargers. With innovative laptops like AI PCs on the rise, Navitas predicts a surge in demand for powerful GaNFast charging solutions. Navitas is on a mission to push the limits of gallium nitride technology, empowering global partners like Lenovo to slash energy usage and emissions in charger and adapter production. Together, we will speed towards a greener, more sustainable planet!”    

Original – Navitas Semiconductor