TI delivers highest efficiency dual-mode Qi, PMA wireless power receiver

   TI delivers highest efficiency dual-mode Qi, PMA wireless power receiver

First dual-mode 5-W power solution to ship in volume production reduces power
loss by 50 percent -- enabling faster, more efficient charging

PR Newswire

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Improving the mobile charging
experience, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced it is
shipping in volume production the industry's smallest, most efficient wireless
power receiver to support both the Wireless Power Consortium's (WPC) Qi 1.1
and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) specifications. The new bq51221
inductor-less, 5-watt receiver's high efficiency and programmable output
reduces power loss by as much as 50 percent compared to existing receiver
solutions, allowing consumers to more efficiently and quickly charge their
mobile phones, headsets and power banks from a Qi or PMA charging station. To
order samples and a development kit, visit: www.ti.com/bq51221-pr.

Features and benefits of bq51221:

  oDual-mode, 5-watt receiver: Compliant with Qi 1.1 and PMA communication
    and control.
  oHigh efficiency for fast charge time: Achieves up to 96 percent power
    efficiency, and the device's adjustable output voltage helps reduce power
    loss by as much as 50 percent.
  oIndustry's smallest, thinnest solution: 3.6-mm by 2.9-mm by 0.5-mm
    single-chip wireless power receiver achieves a solution size of 75 mm^2
    without the need for an inductor.

In addition to the dual-mode receiver, TI also introduced its bq51010B
next-generation Qi 1.1-compliant receiver with an integrated 7-V regulated
supply and foreign object detection. The single-chip receiver, also shipping
in volume production, achieves 93 percent power efficiency and ensures the
lowest possible power dissipation when charging a Qi-compliant smartphone.

TI and wireless power
TI's wireless power management products and support enable innovative,
efficient wireless charging capabilities for smartphones, tablets and other
portable electronics, and wireless power charging transmitters ranging from
stand-alone charging pads to those embedded in cars and furniture. The company
offers the most extensive portfolio of power integrated circuits that support
WPC's Qi standard. TI also is a member of the Alliance for Wireless Power
(A4WP) and PMA. 

Availability and pricing
The new bq51221 and bq51010B wireless power receivers are available now in
volume production to customers worldwide. The bq51221 dual-mode receiver comes
in a 42-pin, 3.6-mm by 2.9-mm by 0.5-mm package at a suggested resale price of
US$3.00 each in 1,000-unit quantities. Qi-only versions of the bq51221 are
currently sampling to select customers, and are expected to be available in
volume production in the second quarter. Designers can order the new
bq51221EVM-520 evaluation module to get started on dual-mode wireless power
receiver designs. The bq51010B comes in a 28-pin, 1.9-mm by 3-mm BGA package
at a suggested price of US$2.50 each in 1,000-unit quantities.

Find out more about TI's wireless power solutions:

  oCheck out TI's comprehensive portfolio of wireless power solutions.
  oWatch a video of TI's wireless power demonstrations at CES2014 in Las
  oJoin the TI E2E™ Power Community to ask questions and help solve problems
    with fellow engineers.

TI analog for personal electronics
TI's broad range of power management and analog signal chain products offers
design engineers the high performance, low power and integration they need to
create innovative and differentiated personal electronics. TI is engineering
the future with touch feedback, advanced battery charging, audio, health
technology and more. Learn how analog products improve how we live, work and
play with TI analog solutions for personal electronics.

About Texas Instruments
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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.ti.com
Contact: Matt McKinney, Texas Instruments, +1-214-567-2493, m-mckinney1@ti.com
or Madison Lax, GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2538, mlax@golinharris.com
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