NXP Announces Industry’s First Automotive 15W Wireless Charging Solution

Delivers convenient in-vehicle charging up to 3x faster than existing technologies and enhances usability for drivers.      

 

NXP Semiconductors today introduced an innovative 15W wireless charging solution, qualified to meet stringent automotive and industrial grade requirements. Compatible with WPC Qi and PMA charging standards, this complete solution allows automakers to easily transition from 5W to 15W capabilities, giving drivers a faster in-vehicle charging experience for mobile phones, tablets and wearables.

Accelerated and proven design

The new WCT-15WTXAUTO solution increases charging speed by up to 3x and supports automotive specific requirements such as AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualification, extended temperature range and a 15 year product longevity guarantee. To improve driver experience and vehicle safety, the new 15W solution includes multi-coil technology to enable wide spatial freedom – flexibility of device alignment on the charging surface - and built-in Near Field Communications (NFC) integration. 

The WCT-15WTXAUTO builds on the success of NXP's 5W automotive charging solution that is already deployed in many car models rolling out this year.

"Wireless charging is now pervading the mobile devices market, and is expanding well beyond traditional consumer charging mats to include in-vehicle charging," said Denis Cabrol, director of global marketing for NXP's microcontroller business line. "The automotive environment brings specific challenges to this application and NXP's solution offers a versatile platform for designers to address these challenges."

Complete solution for fast time to market

NXP simplifies the development and certification process for customers by delivering a robust solution that helps speed their time to market, saves them hundreds of thousands of dollars in development and certification costs and allows them to focus on innovation and usability. The WCT-15WTXAUTO solution comes with WPC Qi and PMA dual mode support and includes a cost optimized, production ready hardware design. The proven firmware core manages the power transfer aspects as well as free positioning and delivers robust foreign object detection capabilities. The solution is tailored to operate within stringent in-vehicle operating conditions, designed to avoid potential interference with other vehicle systems such as key FOB for keyless entry, ignition and AM band radios. The API supports seamless integration of NFC chipsets to detect and protect contactless smart cards, CAN bus support for in-vehicle network communication and is customizable for charging, communication and control.

The WCT GUI Graphical user interface tool allows for quick configuring and optimizing of wireless charging transmitter solutions.  Professional support and services from NXP are also available upon request.

Availability

NXP's new WCT-15WTXAUTO 15W wireless charging solution based on the MWCT101xA controller is sampling now, including both hardware and software. MWCT101xA controllers are full qualified and available for orders now. Contact your local NXP sales representative for more information or visit http://www.nxp.com/products/power-management/wireless-charging-ics.

 

Published

September 26, 2016
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