IDT Teams with Blu Wireless to Unite Wireless Charging and WiGig Data Transmission
Meshing the Two Emerging Technologies Will Enable Consumers to Charge Portable Devices While Simultaneously Streaming Ultra HD Video—Without a Wire in Sight
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2015—Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced its collaboration with Blu Wireless Technology to demonstrate integrated wireless charging with ultra-fast 60 GHz WiGig® data transmission, a combination that will enable consumers to charge their phones and tablets while streaming the highest quality 4K HD video and photos to their televisions and computers—all without the need for cords.
The collaboration will team IDT’s expertise in wireless power with Blu Wireless’s know-how in WiGig, which allows devices to communicate wirelessly at multi-gigabit speeds. The single-module technology targeted by the companies will, for example, enable consumers to wirelessly charge their devices while cordlessly transmitting uncompressed video of 1080p directly to their HDTV.
WiGig technology uses the 60 GHz band to deliver 7 GHz bandwidth. A synchronization of data on a portable device that today would take two hours and use up nearly a third of a battery’s charge can be completed, with WiGig, in just 45 seconds and consume only 2 percent of the charge. IDT’s semiconductors are enabling wireless charging today in a quickly growing ecosystem of applications that includes smartphones and accessories, wearables and furniture.
“Growing market demands are requiring easier and faster ways to move video and massive multimedia files in real time without depleting a device’s battery,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, vice president of global operations and chief technology officer at IDT. “The marriage of wireless charging and WiGig technology answers that call, providing a unique user experience that meets the expectations of today’s consumer.”
“Between Blu Wireless’ expertise in WiGig and IDT’s in wireless power, we are developing a solution that keeps pace with demands in an age of massive multimedia content,” said Mark Barrett, chief marketing officer at Blu Wireless. “The unique combination of low-profile 60 GHz phased array technology and wireless charging capabilities supports the increased data and ease-of-use demands of mobile users.”
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), Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) 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 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 uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer 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+.
About Blu Wireless Technology
Blu Wireless is a leader in 60GHz intellectual property. The company designs and licenses its HYDRA modem technology for inclusion on 802.11ad next generation WiFi (WiGig), tri-band WiFi and 4G mobile network backhaul chipsets.
Based in Bristol, UK, Blu Wireless was founded in 2009 and in addition to licensing their intellectual property also provide systems consultancy to OEMs and operators – including supply of its Lightning prototype 60 GHz wireless modems for evaluation and trial networking. BWT is currently working with customers in both the consumer and infrastructure markets to bring to market a number of products based on their HYDRA Gigabit modem. www.bluwirelesstechnology.com @BluWirelessTech
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