IDT and Intel Join Forces to Make Wireless Charging Technology a Reality
Yes, there are wireless charging platforms out there, but as Intel's Dan Snyder explains in his blog post, WCT isn't limited to inductive charging. You won't need to plop your smartphone or other gear on a special charging mat, but you will be able to wirelessly charge your devices from your notebook. No cables, no power cords, no fuss. In addition, magnetic resonance charging is significantly more efficient than previous inductive technologies pioneered for wireless charging and it produces less heat build up in the process.
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This technology won't just be limited to smartphones, either.
"We think the ability to have a wire-free charging experience with a broad ecosystem of devices like keyboards, mice, storage devices, cameras and smartphones will be realized in the near future," said Gary Huang, director of PC Growth and Innovation at Intel.
IDT's role is to set the bar for size and cost reduction, while also simplifying product development and integration. The company will build validated reference designs for OEMs to employ in their Ultrabooks, all-in-one (AIO) PCs, smartphones, and even standalone chargers, IDT said.
Intel didn't say when WCT will appear in shipping products, but promised to update plans and timelines at a later date.