Turnkey kits bring power to the people, wirelessly

26th August 2015
Source: IDT
Posted By : Barney Scott
Turnkey kits bring power to the people, wirelessly

Integrated Device Technology has introduced groundbreaking turnkey wireless power kits that make integrating wireless charging easy, affordable and practical for a broad range of consumer electronics. The Qi-compliant transmitter and receiver reference kits deliver plug-and-play ease of integration, enabling engineers to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into their designs in a matter of hours.

The 5W, 5V solution is suitable for a wide range of applications, including PC peripherals, furniture, medical devices, and other portable devices still hindered by traditional contact-based charging bases or cables.

The transmitter and receiver reference kits are built around proven IDT wireless power semiconductors, and include easy-to-use reference boards and comprehensive design support collateral. Support materials include instructional videos, user manuals, Foreign Object Detection (FOD) tuning guides, layout guides, layout instantiation modules, schematics, BOM, Gerber files, and more.

Both reference kits offer 2-layer board layout files, providing maximum flexibility for most applications. The boards are Qi-compliant for use as-is.

The kits can be used for immediate prototyping. An associated layout module enables direct instantiation on to a system board, while an optimised and fully tested BOM takes the guess-work out of component selection. Foreign object detection (FOD) tuning is supported via selectable pre-programmed curve settings and extensive collateral documenting FOD tuning for these devices.

“Integrating wireless power capabilities into existing electronics is a complex process, and one of the factors that has unquestionably slowed its adoption throughout the electronics industry,” said David Green, Research Manager, Power Supplies & Wireless Power, IHS. “This approach of providing self-contained, ready-to-go wireless charging kits has the potential to change the landscape for those not yet equipped.”

“There is heavy demand for wireless power in mid- and low-volume applications that is currently underserved in the market,” said Greg Waters, President and CEO, IDT. “By offering a pre-configured, comprehensive, out-of-the-box solution, we make it possible for customers to design a wireless power solution with very little to no engineering support required. This results in a quick-turn and highly-scalable model that enables customers to take full advantage of IDT’s industry-leading wireless power products.”

“Digi-Key anticipates great interest in these industry-first wireless power products, and we’re able to offer kits purchased through digikey.com’s wireless charging landing pageat less than half the price of traditional evaluation kits of this type,” said David Stein, vice president, Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key Electronics. “With next-day delivery, engineers can go from concept to prototype in fewer than 24 hours. In addition, the full bill-of-materials and pre-production samples can be ordered with just a few clicks, making it easy to place production orders when the time is right.”

The P9038-R-EVK and P9025AC-R-EVK are available now at suggested retail prices of $40 and $30, respectively, and can be ordered directly from participating distribution partners. For the best prototyping and evaluation experience, it is recommended to order both the transmitter and receiver kits. Limited quantities are available and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Free samples are available for approved customers.

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