Production ramp-up for "fitrst multi-mode wireless charging chipset"

March 03, 2015 // By Paul Buckley
MediaTek is making the company's MT3188, the industry-first multi-mode wireless charging integrated circuit (IC) commercially available to customers via a reference design.

The reference design, which includes the power electronics, supervisory circuit, and resonator has already passed three certifications including the A4WP, WPC and PMA standards groups. The mass production of the chipset makes it, says MediaTek, the first semiconductor company to make multi-mode wireless charging chipsets available in devices for billions of consumers worldwide.

MT3188 is compatible with the A4WP resonant wireless charging standard as well as the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) inductive wireless charging standards with no increase in cost over single-mode resonant solutions. By supporting multi-mode wireless charging, the MT3188 offers handset manufacturers and other device makers the ability to seamlessly charge their products from any of the mainstream chargers in the market.

Users of MT3188 based solutions experience the benefit of freedom of placement, inherent multiple device charging, and distance charging with the A4WP's Rezence technology and the convenience of access to existing inductive chargers in the market.

MT3188's multi-mode wireless charging support is A4WP BSS 1.2 certified, Qi 1.1.2 certified; and PMA 1.0 certified. The MT3188 is currently in mass production and will be adopted into products enabling multimode wireless charging – from smartphones and tablets to wearables.

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