MediaTek announce world's first multimode wireless charging solution, charge wirelessly regardless of equipment and standards
posted by Luis D. / Jan 08, 2014, 4:50 AM
The resonance method seems to be what wireless charging was about in the first place - glorious cable-less freedom. But if you were an early adopter of devices with inductive chargers, worry not - MediaTek's invention also allows charging from both existing inductive chargers and upcoming resonance chargers. Apart from a new level of user comfort, the advancement in technology could bring wider adoption of wireless charging, which has been slow due to competing standards. According to analyst Ryan Sanderson at IHS, the number of wireless charging receivers shipped to the market, which was 20 million in 2013, could reach 700 million by 2018.
While it's early to tell whether MediaTek's advancement will make wireless charging a de-facto standard, the technology, at least on paper, has the potential to do so. Who would want the hassle of wall-chargers and battery packs if the device could be left anywhere and literally charged over the air?
For those of you curious about more details on resonance charging, MediaTek's Director of Strategic Marketing, Mark Estabrook, has penned a 15-page technical presentation, available here.
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When I go through high end specifications and read the processor is MTK something. My reaction usually "pfft, mehh, nahh." But I guess Mediatek has a great potential. New competition is always welcome.
posted on Jan 08, 2014, 6:04 AM 1
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If I'm a smartpone manufacturer, I'll make sure my devices run on Mediatek hardware (and in rare cases, Intel hardware)
posted on Jan 08, 2014, 7:17 AM 0
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People always fail to realize that any kind of wireless charging regardless of implementation will induce a certain amount of energy loss as compared with wall chargers. Why even waste energy in the first place for the sole purpose of comfort?
posted on Jan 08, 2014, 7:48 AM 0
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the chip technology is so advance lately, from Samsung that use big.little architecture, apple use 64-bit cpu, nvidia tegra with gpu 192-bit , mediatek released true octa core cpu and now developing true wireless charging , and intel is pushing 14nm chip i think Qualcomm will announce and release something soon too
posted on Jan 08, 2014, 8:48 AM 0
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hey guys, there is George from China, who do the wireless charger business. if somebody want to purchased any QI wireless charger transmitter or receiver. Pls add my skype:yang.geogre or sent a email to firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 1:16 AM 0
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