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Making a Wireless Power Charging Standard, What is Best for Consumers

August 8, 2012 / 0 Comments / 140 / Consumer Electronics Solutions
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Continuing from my blog last week regarding wireless power charging of smartphones and the current debate around industry standards.…

The CEA has formed 2 working groups to drive specifications, with the goal of establishing a large market for Consumer Electronics:

WG4 System Requirements for Highly Resonant Wireless Power Systems
Summary: “WG4 is developing ANSI/CEA-2042.4. This standard will define system requirements for highly resonant wireless power systems. Highly resonant wireless power systems are systems that transfer power wirelessly using magnetic induction, and that require magnetic resonance.” This is also referred to in the industry as loosely coupled.

WG5 System Requirements for Tightly-Coupled Wireless Power Transfer
Summary: “WG5 is developing ANSI/CEA-2042.5. This standard will define system requirements for a tightly coupled wireless power system. A tightly coupled wireless power system is an inductive wireless power transfer system with a strong magnetic linkage between the primary and secondary coil.”

Why would any consumer care for another tightly coupled solution?   Isn’t this just another manifestation of the specification released by the Wireless Power Consortium with all its limitations?

I believe WG4 is solving real customer needs to enable practical solutions for Consumer Electronics.  Don’t you?

PowerbyProxi is a member of WG4 and one of the main contributors to this specification.  We are leveraging our world class team in wireless power and many years of delivering practical solutions that customers want.

Let me now your thoughts.

 Tony Francesca is VP of Business Development – Consumer Technologies 

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