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

February 25, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Texas Instruments Incorporated is planning 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 the company will create products that support both Qi and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) wireless charging specification. The first multi-mode solutions are expected later in 2013.

"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 plans to 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.

Mor information about the bqTESLA development kits at
www.ti.com/wirelesspower-pr