Texas Instruments to speed wireless power adoption with multi-mode power circuits

   Texas Instruments to speed wireless power adoption with multi-mode power

TI expands receiver and transmitter products based on WPC standard; plans to
develop circuits that support Power Matters Alliance

PR Newswire

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its effort to bring
wireless power capabilities to the market, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
today announced plans to develop multi-mode wireless power integrated circuits
(ICs) for smartphones and other portable electronics.

TI will continue to develop new bqTESLA™ wireless power receiver and
transmitter integrated circuits that comply with existing and future versions
of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi standard. In addition, TI announced
today it will create products that support both Qi and the Power Matters
Alliance (PMA) wireless charging specification. The first multi-mode solutions
are expected later this year.

"We are shipping wireless power circuits to most major handset makers. And
those companies continue to develop phones that support WPC's Qi, which is
currently the most mature and accessible design standard," said Sami Kiriaki,
senior vice president of TI Power Management. "With A4WP and PMA entering the
wireless power space, we naturally expect a need for multi-protocol solutions,
and are prepared to address this need."

TI also recently announced it will develop products that support the Alliance
for Wireless Power (A4WP) magnetic resonance specification. A4WP is a group of
electronics companies, including Samsung, Qualcomm and others, focused on
advancing spatial freedom in wireless power.

TI is making wireless power a reality

Wireless power is an emerging technology that creates a better charging
experience for consumers, just as Wi-Fi replaced the need to use an Ethernet
cable for Internet connectivity. TI's advanced receiver and transmitter
integrated circuits include the recently announced bq51050B single-chip
wireless power receiver with integrated charger and the bq500410A 3-coil
transmitter with spatial freedom. As the leading provider of power management
ICs, including battery management and power supply technology, TI relies on
its power design expertise to drive innovations in wireless charging. For
samples and bqTESLA development kits, visit: www.ti.com/wirelesspower-pr.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors.By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology.TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.


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Website: http://www.powermatters.org
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