Future Electronics Introduces Industry’s First Dual-Mode Battery Charging IC from ROHM

Montreal, Canada – April 5, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of ROHM’s BD99954GW/MUV dual-mode battery charging IC, a true first in the industry.

A growing number of portable devices, including notebook PCs, are adopting the USB Type-C PD standard that can charge up to 100W, providing a common charging platform. At the same time, wireless charging is gaining traction, increasing the demand to support both charging methods.

But delivering the wide power supply range required by USBPD requires an added boost function, and enabling two simultaneous charging methods to operate at the same time requires charge ICs and an MCU to control charge switching, presenting a significant barrier to introduction.

By combining its USBPD IC with proprietary semiconductor technologies, ROHM has met these needs, delivering dual-input charging ICs that support multiple power input sources.

The BD99954 delivers an output voltage between 3.07 and 19.2V to support 1-to-4-cell batteries through a buck-boost DCDC controller. On the input side, support for voltages between 3.8V and 25V is provided, covering the voltage range (5V to 20V) defined by USB PD. The industry’s first dual-input charging system can autonomously select from two inputs without an MCU and provide the necessary voltage and current to charge the battery.

The IC is also compatible with both USBPD and USB BC 1.2, facilitating configuration of dual-mode systems capable of simultaneous charging via USBPD, wirelessly, or from legacy USB adapters.

ROHM’s BD99954GW/MUV dual-mode battery charging IC is available now from Future Electronics. For more information and to watch a video about this product, click here. To see the entire portfolio of ROHM products available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.


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