Integrated Device Technology has introduced groundbreaking turnkey wireless power kits that make integrating wireless charging easy, affordable and practical for a broad range of consumer electronics.
The new Qi-compliant transmitter and receiver reference kits deliver plug-and-play ease of integration, enabling engineers to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into their designs in a matter of hours.
“Integrating wireless power capabilities into existing electronics is a complex process, and one of the factors that has unquestionably slowed its adoption throughout the electronics industry,” said David Green, research manager, Power Supplies & Wireless Power at IHS. “This approach of providing self-contained, ready-to-go wireless charging kits has the potential to change the landscape for those not yet equipped.”
The 5 Watt, 5 Volt solution is suitable for a wide range of applications, including PC peripherals, furniture, medical devices, and other portable devices still hindered by traditional contact-based charging bases or cables.
“There is heavy demand for wireless power in mid- and low-volume applications that is currently underserved in the market,” said Greg Waters, president and CEO at IDT. “By offering a pre-configured, comprehensive, out-of-the-box solution, we make it possible for customers to design a wireless power solution with very little to no engineering support required. This results in a quick-turn and highly-scalable model that enables customers to take full advantage of IDT’s industry-leading wireless power products.”
The transmitter and receiver reference kits are built around proven IDT wireless power semiconductors, and include easy-to-use reference boards and comprehensive design support collateral. Support materials include instructional videos, user manuals, foreign object detection (FOD) tuning guides, layout guides, layout instantiation modules, schematics, bill-of-materials (BOM), Gerber files, and more.
Both reference kits offer two-layer board layout files, providing maximum flexibility for most applications. The boards are Qi-compliant for use as-is.
The kits can be used for immediate prototyping. An associated layout module enables direct instantiation on to a system board, while an optimized and fully tested BOM takes the guess-work out of component selection. Foreign object detection (FOD) tuning is supported via selectable pre-programmed curve settings and extensive collateral documenting FOD tuning for these devices.