Freescale takes the lead in wireless charging
Wireless charging seems to be the fad in the mobile industry these days. The idea of being able to charge your phone without the hassle of cables and adapters is very appealing and suits the face paced nature in which we use our technology. A lot of consumers have been asking for wireless charging and a lot of OEM’s have been working hard at it. Despite their efforts, current wireless charging tech seems to fall short of expectations. One major sticking point is the speed in which wireless charging charges a device. That all may be put to rest as an unlikely contributor in the form of Freescale may have found a solution to speedy wireless charging.
Chip manufacturer Freescale have claimed that they are working on a wireless charging unit that can charge devices quickly at 15 Watts. This puts it on par with the current market leader Qualcomm’s quick charging technology. This means that Freescale’s new wireless charging unit can charge a 4000 mAh battery within a couple of hours. Freescale’s Director of Global Marketing and Business Development, Dennis Cabrol, states that they understand that there is an increased energy demand for smartphones and tablets in this day and age. This is mainly due to most devices having a larger battery to compensate for the many features and functions, thus requiring faster charging units.
With that said, Freescale is hoping to be a major contributor in addressing the need for faster wireless charging with its own wireless charging chips. The new chips will be available to manufacturers early next year, which means they will be hitting consumer devices by the middle of the year.
Source: Android Authority