It’s time to throw away your old charger. Then what? Can you charge your smartphone with sound? The answer is Yes. Xiaomi is looking forward to achieving this. According to the reports, folks at Xiaomi already applied for a patent for this innovative technology. In this article, we will explain to you how the revolutionary Xiaomi sound charging technology for smartphones actually works.
In the modern era, it simply blows your mind when it comes to smartphones and related technologies out there. Various tech gadgets are constantly rolled out featuring relatively new technologies can ideas. Smartphone technology has significantly improved over the past decade in multiple domains including wireless connectivity, display technology, processor powers, and many more but one aspect which were developing at a slower rate was battery technology.
Manufacturers are trying to improve the charging technology to speed up the process of charging. The case is not different in the case of Xiaomi which recently announced its 200W HyperCharge technology that can charge a 4000 mAh battery in just 8 minutes! Xiaomi always tries to become the leading company in fast charging technology.
Xiaomi had also showcased their new Mi Air Charge technology that charges the device battery without the need for a charging cable. Xiaomi claims this technology can be used to wirelessly charge multiple devices at the same time. Presently it owns 17 patents for Mi Air Charge technology. Smartwatches and other wearables can also be charged using new wireless charging technology.
Xiaomi Sound Charging Technology
Xiaomi has already applied for a patent on the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) which informs that the company is working on a brand new charging technology to charge smartphones and similar gadgets with sound.
Sound collection device, a plurality of energy conversion device, and a power conversion device included in the whole sound charging unit to convert sound from the environment to mechanical vibrations. The electronic device will convert mechanical vibrations into alternating current (AC) and further conversion into direct current (DC) with the help of the device used for power conversion, revealed by Xiaomi’s patent.
The patent also suggests that smartphones and other electronic devices can be charged using this charging technology without the need for a power socket. That’s really amazing, right?
Block Diagram of the proposed Technology
Now, let us look into the screenshot of the patent filed by Xiaomi along with the diagram which represents different components of the supposed device.
A Translated Version of the Diagram
This is not the first contactless wireless charging technology that Xiaomi is recently working on. In January the company unveiled its ‘Air Charge’ technology with which we can leave our charging cables along with charging stands.
The Xiaomi sound charging technology is the first of its kind in the tech industry and it looks very promising. But still, there are many hurdles the company needs to face to make it commercially viable so just wait for it patiently. In the coming months, we can expect a demo of Xiaomi sound charging technology but we all know it’s just a probable certainty.
In the meantime, Xiaomi is working on releasing its 200W charging device which will be going to replace its existing 120W charging technology on its smartphones according to reports.
So, we hope that through this article we could convey the new sound charging technology and other revolutionary technologies Xiaomi working on.
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