Samsung introduces new USB PD controllers with 100W fast charging and PD 3.0 standards

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Samsung Electronics today announced two USB Type-C power delivery (PD) controllers – SE8A and MM101. These chips support 100W fast charging and PD 3.0 standards. Well, USB, a plug and play interface has progressed over the years in terms of utility and technology. USB ports are now universal and present everywhere including cars, aircraft, laptops, and prominently wall sockets. And here comes the prevalence of Power Delivery.

ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy M40 teaser page goes live on Amazon India; reveals design, camera, and other details

What is USB Power Delivery?

Power Delivery is a USB standard that facilitates more flexible power delivery along with data over a single cable. It augments the standard USB charging application with the following features:

  • It maximizes power output from existing USB standards up to 100W.
  • It enables two-way charging or reverse-charging as the power direction is not fixed.
  • It manages the power allowance for each device across multiple peripherals. So that devices can consume enough or go overboard as per requirement. This is applicable in low power cases such as headsets as well.
  • Intelligent and flexible system-level management of power via optional hub communication with the PC.

Samsung SE8A and MM101 USB PD Controllers

Both SE8A and MM101 are compatible with USB PD 3.0 standard. They come with native eFlash storage which lets easy updating and modification of the firmware by the manufacturer to the latest specifications. They also bear a built-in Secure Element as an additional layer of security for the protocol and the device.

In the case of MM101, apart from encryption security, you also get safer charging conditions thanks to its moisture sensing capabilities.

“In addition to smarter features and larger batteries, innovative charging solutions allow us to do more through our mobile devices today. Following this trend, power adapters that can quickly charge devices while establishing safeguards against unauthorized access are increasingly in demand,” said Ben K. Hur, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s power delivery MM101 and security-enhanced SE8A will not only make charging faster and safer but also enable new services that can enrich tomorrow’s mobile experiences.”

ALSO READ: Best Quick Charge 4+, 4.0 Supported Phones That You Can Buy

They provide encryption of data, secure key storage, and USB Type-C Authentication for approving connection of both chargers and devices. With this advent of Samsung USB PD controllers, the use case scenarios expand for smartphones, tablets, laptops, monitors and more devices.

Vasan G.S.Vasan G.S.

An inquisitive mind who spends a big chunk of the day keenly tracking every emerging detail and is responsible for quickly passing on important developments to Smartprix followers. He loves to stay in his bubble scripting his destiny involving amazing technology and people with good character, passion, and brilliance.

Related Articles

ImageSamsung Republic Day 2023: Best deals on Galaxy Z Flip 4, S22 Ultra, and more

Samsung India has announced the “Grand Republic Sale,” which offers huge discounts and cashback on various Samsung products, including Galaxy smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearables, TVs, and electronic appliances. Until January 21st, the sale will be accessible on, Samsung Exclusive Stores, and the Samsung Shop App. The Galaxy Z Fold4 (review), Galaxy S21 FE (review), …

ImageQualcomm QuickCharge 5.0 Leverages USB PD For 100W Charging

Qualcomm has announced its next generation of proprietary charging standard QuickCharge 5.0 that uses standard USB Power Delivery to support up to 100W charging speeds. Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 4.0 was the first version that embraced USB PD, but the 4x increase this year should motivate more OEMs to bundled proper Type-C to Type-C cables that are …

ImageUSB-C charging to speed up from 100W to 240W with the new standard

High-end gaming and content creation laptops chug a lot of power to run demanding tasks. And to ensure a steady flow of charge, they are mostly kept plugged in. And on modern laptops, we get varied proprietary interfaces to USB-C-based power adapters, the latter being more preferable. The reason is simple — more efficiency and …

ImageSamsung Bespoke refrigerators line-up and AI ovens introduced ahead of CES 2023

Samsung’s Consumer Electronics division announced its customizable Bespoke Home portfolio just ahead of CES 2023. Under its Bespoke Home portfolio, the company has showcased a new range of Bespoke refrigerators and Bespoke AI Oven. The biggest attraction here is the new and powerful Family Hub features a 4-door Bespoke design. The new Bespoke 4-Door Flex …

ImageIndia is all set to go the EU way; Standardize USB Type-C ports for all gadgets

Following the footsteps of the European Union, India has also decided to make USB Type-C charging ports common and mandatory for all smartphones in the market. To recall, Europan Union passed a law requiring all smartphone manufacturers to use USB Type-C ports for universal charging by 2024. Now, the Indian government, along with a few …


Be the first to leave a comment.