Adaptive power management added to mobile chipset

February 10, 2017 // By Nick Flaherty
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor is the first mobile chipset to incorporate hardware acceleration for adaptive charging from US startup Qnovo.

Hardware in Qualcomm’s PMI8998 power management chip (PMIC) in the Snapdragon 835 chipset accelerates Qnovo’s algorithms that manage fast charging of lithium ion batteries. This has allowed Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 charging technology to provide safe charging and higher performance batteries.

Qnovo’s QNI software doubles battery lifespan to two years over traditional charging approaches by using a real time closed loop control algorithm. Its Adaptive Pulse Modulation injects charge packets both to measure a cell's health and to adaptively modify its charging parameters.

"It is all about delivering more performance out of the battery and remaining safe at all times." said Nadim Maluf, CEO of Qnovo. "Snapdragon 835 with Quick Charge 4 accelerates our ability to improve the battery experience for millions of mobile consumers."

"Consumers demand more from their mobile device batteries -- more daily use, faster charging, and longer lifespan," said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit at Qualcomm Technologies. "Qnovo adaptive charging perfectly complements Quick Charge 4, delivering consumers a superior battery experience."

Qnovo QNI adaptive charging software is currently available for Android-based Snapdragon 835 designs.

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