The New Solution Can Serve as Both Receiver and Transmitter, Supporting All 3 Major Wireless Power Standards
BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015-- Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced its “Wireless PowerShare™” technology, a cutting-edge innovation that will enable consumers to wirelessly charge a mobile device from another device. The semiconductor is a multi-mode, multi-function chip—receiver and transmitter—that supports all major wireless power standards for magnetic resonance and magnetic induction charging. With IDT’s Wireless PowerShare technology, consumers will be able to charge their wearable devices by simply setting them atop or near an enabled smart phone.
The new wireless power solution, a member of IDT’s P9700 series of semiconductors, enables a seamless transition between the three leading standards: the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) standard for magnetic resonance and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) standards for magnetic induction. The chip delivers 5 W to 10 W of output power and offers a proprietary mode that provides greater flexibility to OEMs.
“Consumers have been asking why, with all the remarkable advances in electronics, we remain tethered by power cords,” said Arman Naghavi, IDT’s vice president of Analog Power Technology. “Our Wireless PowerShare technology is a big leap in the right direction, allowing devices to charge one another, free from the tangle of wires.”
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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+.
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