First 60W wireless power receiver IC for smartphone and mobile device charging

11-01-2021 | Renesas | Semiconductors

Renesas Electronics Corporation has launched what is claimed to be the world’s first 60W wireless power receiver, the P9418, to provide faster wireless charging experiences for smartphones, laptops and notebook devices in the industry’s highest power density solution. Featuring the company’s WattShare technology, the highly integrated wireless power receiver gives up to 60W of power in a single chip. This allows quick and convenient charging on-the-go beyond smartphones, including device charging for an assortment of portable computing devices.

“The P9418 is the latest first-to-market example of our fast wireless charging technology, and we are proud to continue leading the way to convenient and cost-effective wireless charging for a range of mobile devices with our robust, safe and field programmable wireless power solutions,” said Dr Amit Bavisi, vice president of Wireless Power Group, Mobility Infrastructure and IoT Power Business Division at Renesas. “With our broad portfolio of scalable wireless power solutions, we are excited to be part of transforming the charging experience for a wide variety of battery-powered applications.”

Based on the company’s proprietary WattShare technology, the device is a highly-integrated single-chip wireless power transmitter/receiver IC (TRx) that may be configured to transmit or receive an AC power signal through magnetic induction. The device builds on the P9415 wireless power receiver and offers an easy upgrade path for current customers. The new device also provides advanced telemetry and proprietary charging protocols required for high-power applications.

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