New microsite aids integration of wireless-power applications


element 14 teams with TI, Würth, Cadsoft, and Premier Farnell

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Premier Farnell has announced a new wireless power microsite in partnership with Texas Instruments, Würth Electronics, and Cadsoft EAGLE PCB software to help accelerate integration of wireless power in applications such as the smart phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Today's portable devices demanding an increasing amount of power, and higher-power batteries requiring more advanced control systems, engineers must now consider a number of safety risks in new and existing designs. Qi-compliant contactless charging, not only meets Wireless Power Consortium specifications, it is an option for any device that is powered by a USB or 5V/19V DC adapters.

Engineers can learn about these advances by registering for an informative free webinar entitled, Charging Innovation - Cut the Cord. Presented by experts from TI, Würth, and Cadsoft, the webinar on September 20, 2012 at 3pm GMT (9am CDT) will cover Qi standards and TI's bqTESLA technology, an overview of wireless power reference designs, and corresponding charging-coils from Würth, with a demo of how to work with libraries in CadSoft EAGLE software. A live Q&A will follow. element 14 Wireless-power microsite