Wireless-charging IC evaluation kits, in distribution

August 09, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
With a flexible design that allows a broad range of charging designs, distributor Mouser Electronics has Semtech’s wireless charging evaluation platforms, supporting exploration of a range of low-, medium-, and high-power applications.

The platforms come in a variety of power configurations for transmitter and receiver evaluation and include a PCB with a controller, necessary components such as FET drivers and buck regulators, and firmware that engineers can upgrade. The evaluation kits support single and multimode functionality (including Qi, PMA, A4WP standards), and can quickly be adapted to support evolving wireless charging standards.


As well as development and test for wireless charging applications for low-power mobile and wearable devices; medium-powered electronics equipment such as laptops, monitors, and automobile charging systems; and high-powered devices such as power tools, the kits can also be used to develop and test wireless charging infrastructure applications such as furniture-embedded wireless charging, which is becoming widespread in the hospitality industry and in places such as coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, office buildings, and airports.


Mouser; www.mouser.com/new/semtech/semtech-wireless-charging-eval/