ROHM Semiconductor to present new medium power design kit for wireless charging

Kit developed in collaboration with Würth Elektronik helps designers to evaluate and accelerate the adoption of wireless charging in power applications

Willich-Münchheide/Munich, November 8th, 2016 – At the world's leading show for electronics, electronica in Munich (Nov. 8-11, 2016/Hall A5-Booth 542) ROHM Semiconductor presents its new plug & play design kit for wireless charging applications, developed in close cooperation with German electronics company Würth Elektronik eiSos and based on the transmitter type MP-A7. The kit reveals the advantages of ROHM's range of Qi 1.2 certified medium power solutions. It is also expected to not only facilitate the introduction of wireless charging in new applications requiring higher power, but also accelerate adoption in applications that can benefit from wireless charging.

Interest in wireless power technology is rapidly growing as it provides a simple, convenient, reliable and safe way to charge and power electronic devices. For example mobile phones and portable computing devices in the home, car and workplace, can be charged by just using one single charging source while contributing to improved device safety and reliability. The Qi standard was introduced by WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) and latest version expands the power range from 5W (low power) to 15W (medium power) in response to the growing market need. It enables wireless charging up to three times faster than before.

ROHM Semiconductor as a technology leader with a full family of Qi certified products targeting low and medium power applications, pioneered the development of this technology with the world's first Qi 1.2 certified wireless power transmitter IC BD57020MWV and receiver IC BD57015GWL. Together, they provide a complete solution for delivering medium power wirelessly to portable devices.

In collaboration with Würth Elektronik, ROHM is now offering a design kit to emphasize the advantages of its wireless power products. It consists of its latest transmitter and a receiver modules, a LED load module, a Quick Start guide and various power adapters. This kit gives engineers the opportunity to test and integrate wireless power solutions in their applications whilst accelerating the adoption of new technology in power applications. Different combinations are available to match the user's application needs.

    Key Features
  • Based on the transmitter type MP-A7
  • Excellent performance due to use of litz wire coil
  • Complete and efficient solution based on Rx and Tx chipset
  • Flexible and modular approach for fast integration of wireless power in your product design

    Applications
  • Smartphones, tablets
  • Portable devices used in a clean area, where connectors pose a risk of polluting e.g. medical facilities and (industrial) clean rooms
  • Devices with a large number of mating cycles to avoid connector damage
  • Headsets
  • Portable media players

As a regular member of WPC, ROHM actively participates in working groups from the initial stages of specification development and thus, is able to quickly develop compliant products that meet market requirements.

For additional information about ROHM at electronica please visit
http://www.rohm.com/web/eu/electronica-2016

About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 352,397 million yen (3,30 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2016 with 21,171 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG, Kionix and Powervation Ltd. are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information please contact www.rohm.eu

About Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. The company is part of the Würth Group, the global market leader for fastener technology. It employs 6,100 people and generated sales of almost 475 million Euros in 2015. Würth Elektronik eiSos is active in 50 countries worldwide.
Manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America ensure delivery to a customer base that is growing worldwide. The product range covers EMC components, inductors, transformers, HF components, varistors, capacitors, power modules, LEDs, connectors, power elements, switches, assembly technology and fuse holders.
Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of passive components.
Würth Elektronik: more than you expect!
Further information at www.we-online.com

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ROHM Semiconductor to present new medium power design kit for wireless charging

ROHM Semiconductor to present new medium power design kit for wireless charging