WPC Adds Resonant Charging to Qi Spec
The Wireless Power Consortium announced that it has bolstered its Qi wireless charging specification with resonant charging. Resonant charging offers several benefits, the most important of which is the ability to charge over longer distances and deliver more finely-tuned power. The updated spec will allow charging with higher efficiency and lower radio frequency interference, and allow more devices to charge on a single pad. Despite the new features, the standard is still backward compatible with the entire installed base of Qi products and devices. The updated Qi spec should allow accessory makers to be more creative in their designs, which will result in better wireless charging products for consumers.
LG Debuts Wireless Charging Pad
Oct 12, 2016
LG Innotek today announced the Quick Wireless Charging Pad, a way for smartphone owners to rapidly charge their mobile devices. The Quick Wireless Charging Pad relies on the Wireless Power Consortium, or Qi, wireless charging spec and supplies 15 W of power.
Powermat Has Joined the Wireless Power Consortium
Jan 7, 2018
Powermat, a member of the Power Matters Alliance using the AirFuel standard, has also joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the group that supports the Qi wireless charging standard. Powermat became a member of the WPC this week, where it will contribute its technology to improve and advanced inductive wireless charging for both PMA and Qi devices.
Samsung's DeX Pad for Galaxy S9 Arrives May 13 for $99
Apr 9, 2018
Samsung today revealed that the DeX Pad docking station for its new Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones will be available starting next month. The company is accepting preorders online for the accessory, with a stated ship date of May 13.
NFC May Soon Interact With Packages and Wireless Chargers
Aug 1, 2017
The NFC Forum today said it has agreed to work with other industry groups to increase the number of things NFC-equipped smartphones can talk to. Specifically, the NFC Forum has forged alliances with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
PMA and A4WP Rebrand As the AirFuel Alliance
Nov 3, 2015
The Power Matters Alliance and Alliance for Wireless Power today announced plans to fully merge organizations under the AirFuel Alliance brand. The standard-bearers for wireless charging agreed to work together earlier this year, and today's rebranding is the final step in the process of creating a single consortium committed to improving the standards for and experience of wireless charging.