Semtech Expands LinkCharge Wireless Charging Platform to High-Power Industrial Applications

Semtech Corp. has  announced the availability of the new LinkCharge 20 Series, including two high-power wireless charging transmitter and receiver evaluation platforms for industrial applications supporting up to 20 watts of power. LinkCharge 20 evaluation platforms are available immediately through Semtech’s distribution channel.

The LinkCharge 20 Series offers two evaluation modules: a transmitter and receiver that utilize magnetic, inductive-based wireless charging technology. LinkCharge 20 is the only currently available inductive wireless charging system that supports up to 20 watts of power output by using a proprietary protocol for communication between the transmitter and the receiver. Industrial equipment manufacturers can use the LinkCharge 20 to test wireless power in next-generation applications such as power tools, appliances, medical instruments and automation systems.

“LinkCharge 20 is specifically tailored to industrial applications, a sub-segment of the wireless charging market that requires high power transmission and receiving,” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Product Line Manager for Semtech’s Power and High Reliability Products Group. “Semtech’s broad portfolio of wireless charging products includes the only available inductive solution beyond 15 watts, making Semtech solutions scalable from low- to medium- to high-power applications.”