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Making wireless power accessible to the mass market

26th August 2015


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.







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