ROHM Mainstream Industry’s First Dual-Mode Battery Charge ICs for Smart Charging Solutions

ROHM Enables simultaneous USB PD and wireless charging utilizing the latest standards

ROHM First Dual Mode Battery Charge ICs

ROHM announces commercialization of its new dual-input boost-buck charging ICs that support 1 to 4 battery cells and is tailored for notebook PCs, smartphones, and power banks that utilize the latest charging technologies such as wireless and USB Power Delivery (USBPD).

The BD99954GW/MUV Generates:

  • A charging voltage from 3.07 to 19.2V for 1 to 4 cells through boost-buck control for USBPD. In addition, the industry’s first dual-input charging system automatically switches charging operation without an MCU using an original built-in charging adapter function and support is provided for both USBPD and USB BC 1.2.
  • This facilitates configuration of dual-mode systems capable of simultaneous charging via USBPD, wirelessly, or from an AC adapter.

ROHM Dual Mode Battery Charge ICs

ROHM semiconductor with its new solution aims to deliver a wide power supply range required by USBPD, a boost function must be added to the system to charge 2-cell (~8.4V) batteries from conventional 5V chargers.

Also, enabling two different charging methods to operate at the same time requires mounting charge ICs along with peripheral components as well as an MCU to control charge switching, presenting a significant barrier to introduction.

In response, combining its USBPD IC with proprietary semiconductor technologies allowed ROHM to meet these needs and develop dual-input charging ICs that support both USBPD and wireless protocols in a single package.

Key Features

The BD99954GW and BD99954MWV provide the following 2 features that make it easy to configure a wireless charging environment

  1. Facilitates configuration of the industry’s first simultaneous dual-mode charging system

System comparison

To support the 2 predominant charging methods for the latest portable devices, ROHM developed the industry’s first 2-input charging system. A built-in charging adapter discrimination function enables automatic switching between modes without an MCU. This eliminates the need to mount and adjust external peripheral components such as transistors and resistors typically necessary for each charging system (for charge path switching and backflow prevention), significantly reducing both mounting area and design load.

  1. Supports the latest USBPD standards through boost-buck control

Step-up/down control makes it possible to generate the charging voltages necessary for USBPD operation (5V to 20V). For example, when charging a 2-cell battery (~8.4V), boost-buck control enables step-down operation from 20V to 8.4V as well as step-up from 5V to 8.4V.

In addition, compliance with the popular USB BC1.2 and USBPD standards provides support for both conventional USB and the newest USB PD charging protocols.

Lineup

Part No. No. of Inputs Supply Voltage Range Charge Voltage Range Switching Frequency Operating Temp. Range Package
BD99954GW 2ch 3.8 to 25V 3.07 to 19.2V 600 to 1200KHz -30 to 85°C UCSP55M3C

2.6mm x 3.0mm x 0.62mm

BD99954MWV UQFN040V5050

5.0mm x 5.0mm x 1.0mm

Evaluation Board

Sales Start Date:   October 2017BD99954MWV-EVK-101

Online Distributors: Chip One Stop, Zaiko Store, RS Components

Evaluation Board P/N:  BD99954MWV-EVK-101

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Applications

■ Notebook PCs

■ Tablets PCs

■ Smartphones

■ Portable Batteries

■ Wireless Audio

■ <100W Portable Battery-Equipped Devices

Pricing: 500yen/pc. (excluding tax)

Availability: October 2017 (samples), January 2018 (OEM quantities) [Available for purchase through online distributors Chip One Stop, Zyco Store (Core Staff), and RS Components

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