TECHNOLOGIESFundamental to our approach is the use of globally proven standard technologies that can help reduce development time and costs, and increase performance, interoperability, and commonality. Through our expertise in engineering, product development, and battery and power technologies, we development solution that enable the Warfighter to operate lighter, longer – and with greater operational capability.
WHAT CAN USB TECHNOLOGY DO FOR THE WARFIGHTER?
USB technology has matured from being a convenient commercial standard to becoming a critical enabler of advanced mobile power and data technology. Just as mobile devices and peripherals have become ever more capable and prolific in the civilian sector, the same is happening across military segments. The latest USB specifications support:
- Multi Voltage and power up to 240W
- Super high speed data transfer
- Interoperability across commercial and military systems
- EU USB-C consumer mandate
USB POWER EVOLUTION
Universal Serial Bus (USB®) has evolved from a data interface capable of supplying limited power, to a primary provider of power with a data interface over a single cable.
USB Power Delivery (PD) enables maximum functionality by providing more flexible power delivery with high-speed data over a single cable – it is also one of the fastest charging protocols currently available.
USB Programmable Power Supply (PPS) allows for adaptive changes in current and voltage – making charging more efficient, and also enabling high-speed charging through intelligent device negotiation protocols.
INCREASED POWER CAPACITY
REDUCED CHARGING TIME
USB DATA SPEEDS IMPROVEMENTS
USB 2.0Game-changing “high speed” technology when it came out in 2000, and is the USB specification used in the existing Nett Warrior system.
USB 3.2This industry-standard USB specification delivers data transmission rates up to 40x faster than Nett Warrior, with only 1/3 of the power consumption.
USB 4The most recent USB specification sets an even higher target data transmission rate - more than 80 times faster than Nett Warrior!
IMPROVED DATA TRANSMISSION SPEED
POWER & DATA SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATED
HDMI AND DISPLAY PORT CONVERGENCE
USB CONNECTOR EVOLUTION
The USB Type-C (USB-C) connector provides numerous advantages over earlier types of connectors, including:
- Smaller package size
- Reversible connection
- Higher power rating
- Greater signal bandwidth
- Supports power up to 240W
- Supports data transfer up to 40 Gbps
- Enables fast charging
- Supports power transmission in 2 directions
- USB-C is emerging as the new Global Standard
BI-DIRACTIONAL POWER & DATA
EASY-CONNECT INTROPARABLE STANDARDIZED
REQUIRED FOR ALL COMMERCIAL DEVICES FROM 2024
GALLIUM NITRIDE (GAN) SEMICONDUCTORS
Existing Silicon (Si) based chargers are heavy, bulky in size and have lower thermal conductivity. Silicon chargers are also less efficient due to limitations in the switching frequency at which they operate.
Si based chargers are less efficient because of limitations in the switching frequency at which they operate.
GaN semiconductors offer higher power density and have three times better thermal conductivity.
COMPACT EFFICIENT CHARGING
Gallium Nitride (GaN) enables semiconductor components to be made much smaller, more powerful and more efficient.GaN can reduce size from 20% to 40% less than standard silicon-based chargers.
GREATER POWER DENSITY
NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Beyond such industry- standard technologies, we also continue explore opportunities for innovation with new and emerging technologies such as Qi wireless charging, silicone-anode battery technology, and more.
As we keep an eye on the fore front of technological advancements, we always analyze them from the perspective of their suitability, scalability, attainability, and suit ability in adapting them to serve the Warfighter.