IDT Announces Tri-Mode Receiver Family Supporting Both Magnetic Resonance and Induction Wireless Power Standards
The 5 W and 10 W Wireless Power Receiver Family Supports Both WPC Qi and AirFuel Alliance Standards for Tightly Coupled and Loosely Coupled Wireless Power Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2016— Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced “tri-mode” wireless power receiver devices that enable AirFueltm Alliance magnetic resonance and induction charging systems, as well as the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) magnetic induction Qi technology presently deployed in many leading smartphone models. The addition of AirFuel Alliance magnetic resonance adds greater freedom of placement and allows multiple receivers to charge from a common transmitter. This combination of technologies in a single device delivers flexibility and “future proofing” for consumers faced with a choice of mobile devices utilizing different wireless power standards.
“IDT is the industry leader in the development of wireless power semiconductors that support multiple standards, and this time we’ve taken a big step forward by incorporating the spatial freedom capabilities of magnetic resonance,” said Dave Shepard, vice president and general manager of IDT’s Consumer Products Division. “As the leader in wireless power, we are committed to offering technology that delivers maximum flexibility to consumers. The seamless integration of the various standards in a single device addresses that commitment.”
The P9724 tri-mode device with integrated buck converter provides 5 W output power, and is available to select customers, while the P9762 variant offers 10 W output power and is available on a pre-release basis. IDT is also previewing the Class 3 AirFuel Alliance Power Transmitter Unit (PTU) capable of output power delivery up to 16 W.
IDT’s magnetic induction products have been deployed in more than 70 million devices, from leading smartphones to wearables to furniture. The company has also been developing magnetic resonance technology for years, with longstanding partnerships. In addition, the company last year introduced wireless power reference kit program, providing an easy path for engineers without wireless power expertise to integrate the capabilities into designs.
IDT is a leader in wireless power transmitter and receiver solutions for wireless charger applications, addressing all major standards and technologies with an extensive portfolio of standards-certified products. IDT has proven expertise in both magnetic induction and magnetic resonance technologies, and actively participates in the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and AirFuel Alliance as a board member. IDT has introduced a number of innovative and award-winning products, including the first true single-chip transmitter, the highest-output-power single chip receiver, and the first dual-mode receiver IC compatible with both WPC and PMA (now AirFuel Alliance) standards. Prominent industry players have recognized this leadership and partnered with IDT as their silicon vendor for next-generation wireless power solutions.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT’s market-leading products in timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching and interfaces are among the company’s broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
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