Industry's first tri-mode wireless charging platform

05-10-2015 | Semtech | New Technologies

Semtech has unveiled the TS80K wireless charging design platform, which includes the TS80000 transmitter, the TS81000 receiver, a complete set of new power management ICs and reference design kits, to address the increasing need for wireless charging in the consumer, mobile, industrial and embedded solution markets. The platform offers scalable power, flexible design capability and supports evolving industry standards.

A world first, the TS80K wireless charging platform supports all three major wireless charging standards, Qi, PMA and A4WP Rezence, in multi-mode for both transmitter and receiver applications. It is designed to be flexible, making it easy to implement quickly in different configurations and form factors, as well as support evolving wireless charging standards. It is also the only wireless charging platform on the market today that can scale to power low, medium- and high-power applications from 100mW to 100W and beyond, says the company.

"The growth of portable and wearable chargeable electronics devices and push for quicker charging rates, driven by unique consumer expectations, has caused wireless charging requirements to rapidly evolve," said Ken Moore, vice president and general manager, Semtech Triune Product Group. "Our wireless power solutions have the flexibility to work with all industry charging standards and can charge all shapes and sizes of devices, including wearable Smartwatches, mobile Smartphones, tablets, and laptops."

Alberto Guerra, Semtech's chief marketing officer, added: "The wireless charging market is expected to turn into a multi-billion dollar opportunity in the next few years. Not only is wireless charging being widely adopted in wearable and portable devices, it's also making its way into a broader ecosystem of applications that includes automobiles, industrial tools, and furniture embedded with built-in wireless charging capabilities. With the Semtech TS80K Wireless Charging Design Platform, we've introduced a solution that addresses the needs of all these applications."

Key Features:

  1. Flexibility: The TS80K wireless charging platform supports all major wireless charging standards in multi-mode (for both transmitter and receiver applications), works in multiple configurations and form factors, and can quickly be adapted to support evolving wireless charging standards.

  2. Scalable Power: The TS80K platform is the only product on the market that supports a wide range of power solutions ranging from 100mW low power wearable solutions to 100W high power solutions for industrial tools, medical equipment and "connected" furniture applications.

  3. Fast Charging Solution: Multi-mode receiver solutions ranging from 100mW to >20W of output power allows compatibility between all transmitters supporting any of the three industry standards.

  4. Advanced Ecosystem Charging Solution: Multi-mode transmitter solutions available for all power levels, from 100mW to >40W, allowing embedded charging capability in furniture, vehicles and public venues that can support all three standards based on a single, easy to use, cost-effective platform.

The TS80K platform is shipping in production and includes the transmitter (TS80000) and receiver (TS81000) controllers and supporting power management devices (TS61001, TS31023, TS30011, TS51111 and TS51221). Design kits, evaluation boards and documentation are also available now, says the company.

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