Out-of-box-ready wireless charging system for use in multiple applications
Semtech has made available LinkCharge CT (countertop), an out-of-box-ready wireless charging system to use in public, enterprise and consumer setting, using this charging can be done wirelessly anywhere.
LinkCharge CT is a 15W medium power system compliant with Wireless standards such as wireless Power Consortium and AirFuel Alliance, and it is compatible with faster charging phones. LinkCharge CT is sold by Semtech’s distribution partners.
“McDonald’s, Starbucks, Marriott and Hilton already offer wireless charging in some locations, and further penetration of the technology in more public areas will intensify growth in the public infrastructure segment of the market,” said David Green, Research Manager for Wireless Power at IHS Technology. “In fact, the one-millionth public infrastructure transmitter is forecast to ship this year and the market is expected to more than triple in the next two years, as adoption of receivers into mobile phones and laptops takes hold, driving growth in supporting infrastructure.”
“Providing access to wireless charging technology is a natural extension of connectivity services and the overall customer experience offered by major brands and public venues,” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Product Line Manager for Semtech’s Power and High-Reliability Product Group. “LinkCharge CT was designed and manufactured to make it easy for these facilities to install, test, market and deploy wireless charging without making a significant upfront investment, overcoming the common deployment concerns. The system is regulatory certified and is currently the only one to provide dual mode wireless charging standards compliance.”
This wireless charging system can be placed below the area of existing furniture, desks or any other non-metallic surfaces without drilling a hole. And the surface aesthetics can be maintained.The wireless charging signal can penetrate up to 1cm of material to transmit power between the charger and the receiver.
LinkCharge CT suggested for Commercial and Residential Furnishings, Restaurants/Hospitality, Transportation Stations/Lounges, Industrial Environments and Education Facilities