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Texas Instruments joins the Alliance for Wireless Power

Texas Instruments joins the Alliance for Wireless Power
Texas Instruments has announced that it is joining the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) while at the same time it continues to support the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard. The A4WP is a group made up of electronics firms like Samsung and Qualcomm and has issued an official specification based on magnetic resonance. Using this method, different devices with different power requirements, like a smartphone and a tablet, can be charged together at the same time.

TI says that the WPC Qi is the "standard for wireless power today" and noted that the trend is toward "loosely coupled technologies" which the WPC and the A4WP are taking a look at. The latter organization was formed in April. The company says that working with both groups will allow it to remain the leader in wireless power. To that end the company says it will continue to develop new bqTESLA wireless receivers and transmitter integrated circuits that meet the specs of the WPC while working on products that support the specs of the A4WP.

The Qi standard is behind the wireless charging available for the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 models and the Google Nexus 4. The latter will use a wireless charging orb which has not yet been released to the market.

source: TI via AndroidAuthorities

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