Samsung announces USB Type-C power controllers with 100W support

“Samsung claims that the PD controllers can be used across different smartphones as well as tablets, laptops, and monitors”

Samsung has announced two USB Type-C power delivery controllers, SE8A and MM101. Both chips are built with an embedded Flash (eFlash) and can supply up to 100W (20V/ 5A) power. SE8A is the industry first PD controller to embed secure element, adding an extra layer of security to PD controllers. They also meet the most recent USB specifications for fast charging, USB-PD 3.0, addressing compatibility and efficiency challenges. Samsung claims that the PD controllers can be used across different mobile devices as well as other electronics such as tablets, laptops and monitors.

Samsung power controller chips

The MM101 supports a symmetric encryption algorithm for product authentication, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), for product authentication and includes moisture sensing capabilities, thus ensuring safer charging conditions. Furthermore, Samsung’s SE8A is the first solution that combines a PD controller and Secure Element (CC EAL5+ equivalent) in a single chip. This allows for extra measures of protection such as secure key storage and encoding and decoding of sensitive data within a device. The SE8A supports USB Type-C Authentication preventing the misuse of unapproved products. The SE8A supports USB Type-C Authentication. The SE8A is in mass production, while the MM101 is currently sampling.

Ben K Hur, Senior Vice President of System LSI Marketing, Samsung Electronics said, “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 unauthorised access are increasingly in demand. 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.