Wireless power portfolio transforms mobile devices into wireless charging hubs

10-09-2020 | Renesas | Power

Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced the P9415-R wireless power receiver with its’ exclusive WattShare technology as the newest member of its wireless power solutions portfolio. The new receiver facilitates power banks, smartphones, and portable industrial and medical equipment, to wirelessly charge other mobile devices and accessories also having wireless charging abilities. The device provides up to 5W of transmit power capability in transmitter/receiver (TRx) mode, as well as receive up to 15W on Qi transmitters, allowing quick and convenient mobile device charging on the go.

“2020 will be the year wireless charging moves into the mainstream, expanding from premium smartphones to include mid-range devices, and gaining broader adoption into consumer and industrial devices beyond the smartphone market,” said Andrew Cowell, vice president, Mobility, Infrastructure and IoT Power Business Division at Renesas. “With the P9415-R, we are excited to bring our state-of-the-art WattShare technology to a wider audience, offering customers broader access to robust, scalable and flexible solutions that enable quick, convenient, and cost-effective wireless charging for portable devices.”

Based on the company’s proprietary WattShare technology, the P9415-R integrates receiver and transmitter capabilities, enabling smartphones, smartwatches, truly wireless ear buds and other devices to be wirelessly charged merely by placing them on top of a smartphone or another industrial and medical portable device. In WattShare TRx mode, the device allows these mobile devices to change the power flow direction and provide up to 5W of power to charge other devices. Customers can utilise the same wireless power coil and same P9415 circuitry to both receive and transmit power wirelessly.

By Natasha Shek