Earlier today, Qualcomm officially announced its new TrueWireless Mirroring technology. Now, Samsung wants a turn at announcing its all-in-one power management integrated circuits (PMIC), designed for True Wireless Stereo (TWS) devices like earbuds.
Like Qualcomm, Samsung’s new PMIC technology comprises two products, with the model name MUA01 and MUB01. Samsung has made it clear that its new technology was designed specifically for TWS earbuds in mind. And have been designed for both the charging case and the earbuds.
In terms of design, Samsung says that its new PMIC integrates up to 10 discrete components, while also occupying less than half the space. Compared to other integrated circuits currently in use by the competition.
Specs-wise, Samsung says the MUA01 PMIC is the industry’s first solution to support both wireless and wired charging in a single chip and circuit. It also supports the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) Qi 1.2.4, and even comes with a microcontroller unit (MCU) and eFlash support. For the possible modification of both firmware and other attached applications.
Both Samsung’s MUA01 and MUB01 are currently in mass production and are can already be found in specific devices. Case in point, the brand’s Galaxy Buds+ that launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series are the first pair of TWS earbuds to be built using the PMIC.