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Aug 1, 2012

Texas Instruments Charging Technology Breakthrough




We suppose the words “universal USB” are a bit redundant, considering what USB stands for (Universal Serial Bus), but we figure a breakthrough like this deserves it.

Long story short, Texas Instruments has introduced an intelligent USB charge controller that automatically detects and adjusts charge algorithms. It is composed of a current-limit USB power switch and a USB dedicated charging port identification circuit. Long story short, it can detect USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 data line voltages and provide the correct electrical signature needed to safely charge them.

In other words, this is a chip that can allow consumer electronics companies to build USB chargers that work on anything that can recover energy from a USB source. Here is where more information exists, along with the possibility to order free samples and evaluation modules.

Texas Instruments USB charger chip
Image credits to Hot Hardware

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