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Freescale Wireless Charging Systems

February 21st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Freescale showcased two wireless charging systems at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelena.

The first product – Energizer’ InductiveCharger – is  based on Freescale MC56F8006VLC and follows the Qi 1.0 Wireless Charging Standard. You simply need to use a specific casing (with a wireless power receiver) for your mobile device that integrates the necessary hardware to “communicate” with the power pad.

The second product – PowerMat – is based on Freescale MC9S08Q2 andMC9S08K4 to provide intelligent control in the charging mat and phone receiver. It does not follow the Qi standard but works basically the same way.

Both systems are available on the market and can be purchased on Amazon and other retailers.

You’ll normally need to buy two pieces, the mat and the casing for your phone (for around 75 to 100 USD). Powermat also have one position mat together with the receiver for 37 USD.

Watch the video below for a demo of those two wireless charging systems.

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Categories: Hardware Tags: freescale, mwc 2011, standard
  1. April 11th, 2011 at 09:29 | #1

    Qi Standard update to 1.0.2:
    “Revision 1.0.2 of the Qi low power specification is available for download from our website at http://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/downloads/wireless-power-specification-part-1.html

    This revision contains editorial improvements, clarifications, and some updated tolerances. The list of changes can be found in an annex of the document.”

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