A4WP

A4WP

(Alliance for Wireless Power) See AirFuel.
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A4WP board member companies include Broadcom, Gill Electronics, Integrated Device Technology (IDT), Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, and WiTricity
The PMA and A4WP camps will merge in mid-2015 "to accelerate the growth of this nascent market", they said in a statement.
Kamil Grajski, A4WP, (KG): For the consumer electronics industry, the A4WP specification takes advantage of broadly adopted wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth LE, which will allow manufacturers to minimize hardware requirements.
KG: The A4WP specification supports simultaneous charging of multiple devices with widely differing power requirements such as handsets, Bluetooth headsets, MP3 players, GPS devices, and mobile tablets.
The A4WP and PMA, which are engaged in wireless charging technology, have agreed in principal to the terms of the merger that is expected to close by mid-2015.
The A4WP will focus on a new wireless power transfer technology that provides spatial freedom for charging of electrical devices in cars, on table tops and for multiple devices simultaneously.
The two companies, both board members of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), will define, design and manufacture next-generation solutions that comply with the A4WP magnetic resonance standard.
Many wireless charging products now in the market use traditional magnetic induction coils with operating frequencies between 100-300 kHz, and Class E, F and S amplifier converter topologies Recently, organizations such as the Consumer Electronics Association and A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power) have called for a higher frequency standard (6.
The A4WP expects to achieve this capability without the need for costly multi-coil repeaters, which are required for other systems.
The Bluetooth SIG has released a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) to the A4WP, as a first step, for adoption in its baseline system specification (BSS).
Intel recently joined the A4WP board of directors alongside IDT, Qualcomm, Samsung, and other industry leaders.
We are excited to join the A4WP and to help steer the direction of a new technology standard, said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Power Division at IDT.