MediaTek Announces Pump Express 3.0 Fast Charge Technology For Smartphones

Pump Express 3.0
Pump Express 3.0

Today, MediaTek has launched Pump Express 3.0, its fastest battery charging technology for smartphone to date. According to the company with the Pump Express 3.0 technology, you can charge your smartphones battery from zero to 70 percent in less than 20 minutes, which is almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging.

The engineering challenge in the smartphone world today is satisfying consumer demand for powerful, rich multimedia features without needing to plug in their phones all day long. Our technology lets consumers power up quickly to stay connected, on the go and using their favorite applications whether for work or play instead of tethered to an outlet.

– Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer

The Pump Express 3.0 is the world first solution to enable direct charge through Type-C USB power delivery. Direct Charge bypasses the internal charging circuit inside the phone and charges the battery directly. This technique prevents smartphones from overheating. With direct charging, the MediaTek has also reduced the power dissipation by more than 50 percent from Pump Express 2.0.

Recently, MediaTek acquired Richtek, a company that developed technology to control heat issues in quick charge devices. By integrating that technology, MediaTek has made Pump Express 3.0 as an ultra-safe charging solution with bi-directional communication and 20-plus safety and device protection systems built-in, including preventing device or charger overheating issues.

Pump Express 3.0 is another example of MediaTek bringing better experiences to device makers and consumers. We continue to push the limits of what technology can do without making it complicated for the end user.

– Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer

MediaTek says Pump Express 3.0 will be available in the MediaTek Helio series P20 and devices with this technology are expected to ship by end of 2016. The Pump Express 2.0 technology is used by major brands including Sony, Lenovo, Gionee, and Meizu. With Pump Express 3.0, we can expect smartphones from these companies that brings higher charging speeds, higher charging efficiency, and lower phone temperatures when charging.

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Press Release

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HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 30, 2016 / —¬†Today’s high-powered smartphones have battery demanding applications and users. To help consumers quickly re-charge and stay connected to their world, MediaTek today launched Pump Express 3.0, its fastest battery charging technology to date.

MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC), developed Pump Express 3.0 to charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70 percent in as little as 20 minutes. That’s almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging. With Pump Express 3.0 users can charge for five minutes and talk for four hours.*

“The engineering challenge in the smartphone world today is satisfying consumer demand for powerful, rich multimedia features without needing to plug in their phones all day long,” said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer. “Our technology lets consumers power up quickly to stay connected, on the go and using their favorite applications whether for work or play instead of tethered to an outlet.”

Pump Express 3.0 is the world’s first solution to enable direct charge through Type-C USB power delivery. Direct charging bypasses charging circuitry inside the phone and prevents the device from overheating while also routing electrical current from the adaptor directly to the battery.

Pump Express 3.0 is an ultra safe charging solution with bi-directional communication and 20-plus safety and device protection systems built-in, including preventing device or charger overheating issues. MediaTek uses its own SoC technology in combination with technology advancements from Richtek, a company MediaTek recently acquired, to control heat issues and quick charge devices.

“Pump Express 3.0 is another example of MediaTek bringing better experiences to device makers and consumers,” said Ju. “We continue to push the limits of what technology can do without making it complicated for the end user.”

MediaTek’s earlier fast charging technology, Pump Express 2.0, is used by major brands including Sony, Lenovo, Gionee and Meizu. Key improvements included in Pump Express 3.0 include higher charging speeds, higher charging efficiency and lower phone temperatures when charging. ¬†With direct charging, MediaTek cut power dissipation by more than 50 percent from Pump Express 2.0.

MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 technology will be available in the MediaTek Helio series P20 with devices expected to be in the market by end of 2016. It will also be available in future smartphone chipsets and can be added to MediaTek smartphone SoCs upon request by customers.

To find out more about Pump Express 3.0 visit: http://i.mediatek.com/pump-express-3

*Charge five minutes, talk for four hours based on 3G talking deep idle conditions, including dark screen and modem on.

About MediaTek
Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And, we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.

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Amarnath Natarajan

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2 Responses

  1. Kyle says:

    what a technology, what a competition…