Texas Instruments has announced a host of new technology aimed at improving the charging process for mobile devices.
Better known for producing ARM-based processors found in a number of smartphones and tablets, TI now wants to make our lives easier when it comes to charging.
Its new TPS2511 intelligent USB charge controller is aimed at providing a single charging solution for all your smartphone and tablet needs.
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The TPS2511 is able to detect whether its been plugged into a device which sports a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 socket, and is then able to regulate the voltage it delivers, allowing for a safe charge for every device.
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The Texas based firm hopes that its new controller will mean users can do away with the multitude of chargers they have at home, and instead just use a single solution for all their mobile devices.
TI has also announced a second controller sporting a similarly uninspiring name, the UCC28700, which uses just 30mW when idle – considerably lower than current offerings – which saves electricity plus money on your bill, and is delivered in a diminutive size, reducing the need for bulky casing.