Texas Instruments makes the tiniest chip for Qi wireless charging

Texas Instruments makes the tiniest chip for Qi wireless charging
Wireless charging doesn't require special back covers anymore. Texas Instruments announced that it has created a miniscule chip, just 0.12" at the longest, which can be placed into cell phones and other gadgetry. The chip is 80% smaller than the previous models, and still provides 5W of juice with the astonishing 93% efficiency, which should mean charging as fast as if the handset was plugged in.

The chip is available right now at $3.50 a piece, if you buy in a batch of 1000. TI doesn't say which manufacturers have expressed interest, but we've had wireless charging solutions from most of the top cell phone makers now. The chip will allow for thinner phones to get wireless charging capabilities, and is compliant with the prevailing Qi standard.

For more information about the upcoming wireless charging revolution, you can read our in-depth article here.

via Electronista



1. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

It's difficult to see the actual size of the chips on these pictures. It's great technology though! Now, to make them smaller, lighter and able to charge the battery using ambient radiation! GO!

2. AppleFUD unregistered

+1 for TI Hey Apple. . . why the f' can't you all come up with stuff like this instead of suing everyone for things you copied in the first place?

3. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

because they use Samsung parts.

4. AppleFUD unregistered

I make love with animals.

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