Freescale tech promises wireless turbo charging for tablets

Though wireless charging has been available on Nexus smartphones and tablets for some time now, Freescale is rolling out a new fast wireless charging technology that will charge up your Qi- or Powermat-enabled slates three times more quickly than before. The new technology works with both popular wireless charging standards and can deliver three times the power output that is present in today's devices, making it faster to charge high-powered devices like tablets.

Freescale says its tech could deliver 15 W of power output, up from the 5 W found today, and that means that a slate with a 4,000 mAh battery could fully charge wirelessly in just a few hours rather than requiring a full 8 hours to power up.

This targeted solution includes two 15 W ICs: the WPR1516 receiver chip and accompanying MWCT1012 transmitter chip. Developers can get to production quickly by using available corresponding firmware libraries, which provide the core functionality required to implement state-of-the-art wireless charging systems. The solution also includes an advanced application programming interface that can be utilized to modify or adjust library functionality, allowing for the addition of custom application code and a highly tailored and differentiated end-product.

The new 15 W wireless charging solution will be available in the first quarter of 2015 and it will be up to device manufacturers to include or support Freescale solutions in their products.

Source: Freescale

Chuong H Nguyen