Wireless Power Consortium

NuCurrent Sets New Performance Level for NFC Wireless Charging in Space-Constrained Devices; Signals Major Innovations Ahead for Wearables, Hearables and Other Devices

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:38pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NuCurrent, a leader in wireless power technology, today announced that it has surpassed the NFC WLC specification for wireless power and data transfer in a product. The achievement - which delivers 2.4x the power and 4x the data transfer rates of the NFC WLC Wireless Charging specification - is the result of a partnership between NuCurrent and WHOOP, the human performance company, through the company's recently announced WHOOP 4.0, a 24/7 digital fitness and health coach, and the WHOOP Battery Pack 4.0. 

Key Points: 
  • "Small, space-constrained devices like fitness trackers, smart glasses and styluses are a great match for the power and data capabilities of NFC Wireless Charging," said NuCurrent CEO Jacob Babcock.
  • "We selected NuCurrent as our wireless charging partner, and with the help of their industry-leading NFC Charging technologies, we've eliminated the connectors and vastly upgraded our charging experience."
  • For more information on NuCurrent's NFC Wireless Charging Technology, contact sales@nucurrent.com or visit https://www.nucurrent.com/nfc-wlc-and-custom-solutions/ .
  • NuCurrent supplies Fortune 1000 companies and other high-flying product developers with wireless power technologies and product integration expertise.

Spark Connected and TDK Launch New Automotive In-Cabin Wireless Charging Solution

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 8:00am

Spark Connected, ( www.sparkconnected.com ) a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology, announced the launch of The Beast 2.0 an automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution with TDKs newest pattern coil technology.

Key Points: 
  • Spark Connected, ( www.sparkconnected.com ) a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology, announced the launch of The Beast 2.0 an automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution with TDKs newest pattern coil technology.
  • The new Beast 2.0, together with TDKs pattern coil, is a 15W automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution that meets Qi v1.3 requirements.
  • According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO at Spark Connected, After the market success of The Beast 1.0, the Spark team did what they do best, and made a great solution even better.
  • Highlights of TDK coil technology:
    Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
    Spark Connected is a global leader in wireless power technology.

Spark Connected Revolutionary New Technology Helps You Turn Your Furniture Into a Wireless Phone Charger

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:00am

Spark Connected, ( www.sparkconnected.com ) a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology, announced The Kraken technology platform, the industrys first Qi certified solution that helps you turn just about any desk, table or countertop that you already own into a wireless phone charger.

Key Points: 
  • Spark Connected, ( www.sparkconnected.com ) a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology, announced The Kraken technology platform, the industrys first Qi certified solution that helps you turn just about any desk, table or countertop that you already own into a wireless phone charger.
  • Spark Connected has solved this problem with the innovative and easy-to-use Kraken platform, which allows you to put a wireless charging spot almost anywhere.
  • Highlights of the Kraken platform:
    The charger will work with any non-metallic desk, table or countertop
    Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
    Spark Connected is a global leader in wireless power technology.
  • Spark Connected is a full member of and has multiple leadership positions with the global Wireless Power Consortium.

Wireless Power Consortium Prepares for Higher Power Levels With Qi v1.3

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 3:05pm

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), a global standard development body for wireless power, today announced the release of Qi v1.3, the latest version of its Qi specification for smartphones and small mobile devices.

Key Points: 
  • The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), a global standard development body for wireless power, today announced the release of Qi v1.3, the latest version of its Qi specification for smartphones and small mobile devices.
  • With more than 100 new Qi products certified every month, its important to make it easier to develop wireless charging products that are safe at high power levels and easy to use, said Menno Treffers, Executive Director and CEO at Wireless Power Consortium, Inc.
  • Qi v1.3 allows us to ensure that increases in power levels do not come at the cost of consumer or device safety.
  • are placed on Qi Certified chargers, the wireless charger detects these foreign objects and does not transfer power.

New Qi® 1.3 Wireless Charging Reference Design Unveiled to Accelerate Development of Automotive and Consumer Qi Transmitter

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 1:01pm

To meet the requirements of the specification, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) announced today a new Qi 1.3 wireless charging reference design providing developers of wireless charging systems for automotive and consumer applications with the necessary tools and support for the seamless integration and certification of new-generation product designs.

Key Points: 
  • To meet the requirements of the specification, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) announced today a new Qi 1.3 wireless charging reference design providing developers of wireless charging systems for automotive and consumer applications with the necessary tools and support for the seamless integration and certification of new-generation product designs.
  • For wireless charging system developers launching certified Qi 1.3 transmitters under tight timelines, Microchips three-coil Qi 1.3 reference design provides a head start for product development.
  • Microchip is partnering with Avnet to make evaluation boards for the Qi reference design available to qualified customers around the world.
  • Microchips Qi 1.3 wireless charging transmitter reference design are available for demonstrations and evaluations for qualified customers.

Eggtronic E2WATTⓇ Wireless Power Supply Technology Offers a Route to Wireless Charging in Higher Power Applications Including Home Appliances and Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 11:00am

MODENA, Italy, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Eggtronic , the innovative leader in power electronics, has announced E2WATT, a new AC power technology that will boost the power, efficiency, charging distance and data transmission capabilities of wireless charging applications.

Key Points: 
  • MODENA, Italy, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Eggtronic , the innovative leader in power electronics, has announced E2WATT, a new AC power technology that will boost the power, efficiency, charging distance and data transmission capabilities of wireless charging applications.
  • Traditional Qi wireless power is limited by distance (usually 5 mm), and maximum power (usually up to 30 W).
  • E2WATT technology reaches up eight times further (to 40 mm) and delivers up to 300 W - a real breakthrough for inductive standards.
  • E2WATT wireless technology is powered directly from AC mains, without the need for an external power supply.

Global Wireless Charging Market (2021 to 2026) - Increasing Efficiency of Wireless Charging Devices Presents Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:39pm

The growth of the wireless charging market is attributed to the rising adoption of wireless technology in consumer electronics; an increase in sales of electric vehicles, and the ability to charge multiple devices.

Key Points: 
  • The growth of the wireless charging market is attributed to the rising adoption of wireless technology in consumer electronics; an increase in sales of electric vehicles, and the ability to charge multiple devices.
  • Wireless transmitters are used as standalone wireless charging devices, while receivers are built into the electronic devices.
  • Moreover, the NXP Semiconductor provides a 15W wireless charging IC that offers broad controller functionality to implement a wireless charging transmitter solution.
  • The increasing number of EVs globally is expected to drive the automotive segment of the wireless charging market by 2026.

Moshi reveals how to get fast charging for your Android phone; updated for 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:00pm

The industry-standard Qi wireless charging experience on premium Android handsets arguably has compared to other mobile operating systems.

Key Points: 
  • The industry-standard Qi wireless charging experience on premium Android handsets arguably has compared to other mobile operating systems.
  • Here are Moshi's top 5 tips to achieve maximum wireless charging speeds for your Android device.
  • Using a Qi-certified wireless charger is the best way to safely achieve maximum charging output for your Android smartphone.
  • As a WPC member, Moshi is able to create industry-leading wireless charging solutions based on Qi technology," said Spencer Pangborn, Director of Marketing at Moshi.

ChargEdge CEO demonstrates 25x Power Density, and Reveals "Elcompo"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 1:52pm

The demo also reveals insensitivity to centering and alignment, seen through slow motion playback here: https://youtu.be/nf9LxQiaD3M?t=649 .

Key Points: 
  • The demo also reveals insensitivity to centering and alignment, seen through slow motion playback here: https://youtu.be/nf9LxQiaD3M?t=649 .
  • The frequency, efficiency and applied input voltage were comparable to that of Qi, so it was a completely "apples to apples comparison" by all accounts.
  • The ChargEdge EV charging demo, using the same firmware as just demo-ed for consumer appliances, is coming up very shortly", Sanjaya hints!
  • "The coils have already been made and fine-tuned very carefully by our magnetics partner in India: The Elcompo group ( http://www.elcompo.com/ ) .

STMicroelectronics Unveils World’s Fastest 50W Qi Wireless-Charging IC

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

Geneva, November 5, 2020 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has introduced the worlds fastest Qi wireless charging IC, STWLC88 .

Key Points: 
  • Geneva, November 5, 2020 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has introduced the worlds fastest Qi wireless charging IC, STWLC88 .
  • STs state-of-the-art 50W wireless-power IC charges smartphones two times faster than the previous-generation device.
  • STs latest STWLC88 wireless-charging IC provides the best solution for wireless-charging applications with industry-leading efficiency, highest power delivery, and maximum safety, said Francesco Italia, General Manager, Analog Custom Products Division, STMicroelectronics.
  • Being WPC Qi 1.2.4 EPP compliant, the STWLC88 is fully compatible with all Qi EPP certified transmitters in the market.