Texas Instruments knows that the world has two agendas on its mind at the moment – wireless connectivity as well as a paperless office. OK, so there are much more important stuff to think about like global warming, wars, uprisings and the energy crisis compared to the two, but in the world of tech, it makes perfect sense if companies such as Texas Instruments (TI) is pursuing both holy grails with dogged resolution.
Wireless charging could potentially spread to a much wider platform than ever before, as TI expands the reach of wireless charging tentacles with its next-generation, Qi-compliant wireless power receiver chip – and the kicker is this, this chip is 80% smaller than its predecessor, and to put it bluntly, it is very, very small.
This will open up a whole new world of wireless charging since it will be a whole lot easier for manufacturers to implement wireless charging in a slew of devices such as cell phones, smartphones, consoles and even digital cameras. This unique chip delivers 5W of output power and a 93% peak efficiency that’s comparable to an AC adapter. No idea on when this chip will see real-life action, but we predict that it will be sooner rather than later. [Press Release]