TI Delivers High Efficiency Dual-Mode Qi, PMA Wireless Power Receiver

bq51221_NPR2Improving the mobile charging experience, Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the a wireless power receiver to support both the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) 1.1 Qi and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) specifications. The new bq51221 inductor-less, 5-watt receiver’s high efficiency and programmable output reduces power loss by as much as 50 percent compared to existing receiver solutions, allowing consumers to more efficiently and quickly charge their mobile phones, headsets and power banks from a Qi or PMA charging station.

In addition to the dual-mode receiver, TI also introduced its bq51010B next-generation WPC 1.1-compliant receiver with an integrated 7-V regulated supply and foreign object detection. The single-chip receiver achieves 93 percent power efficiency and ensures the lowest possible power dissipation when charging a Qi-compliant smartphone.