Wide Range Type Wireless Charger Module (Power Reception)
ROHM’s 13.56MHz wireless charging module is designed for compact sensor and wearable devices.
Wireless charging of ultra-small devices that are difficult to charge using the Qi standard is possible. And since 13.56MHz is the same frequency as the NFC communication standard, the same antenna can be used for both power supply and NFC transmission.
Pairing the BP3621 (power transmission) and BP3622 (power reception) modules significantly reduces customer development load for antenna design and matching.
Measuring just 20mm2 to 30mm2 each, the BP3621 (transmitter) and BP3622 (receiver) incorporate an optimized antenna (coil) layout. It enables configuration of a compact wireless charging system using the 13.56MHz frequency band to deliver up to 200mW. The full-flat backside board structure facilitates mounting in thin, compact devices – contributing to greater flexibility in chassis design in contrast to conventional solutions. Moreover, using the transmitter and receiver modules as a pair can significantly reduce the development load for prototyping, adjustment, evaluation, and other processes necessary to achieve high efficiency wireless charging. At the same time, the built-in antenna supports bi-directional data communication and NFC Forum Type 3 Tag operation, expanding applicability.
1. Modular design with integrated antenna board makes it easy to achieve wireless charging functionality, significantly reducing development load
The BP3621 and the BP3622 combine original simulation-based design technology with matching adjustment and an optimized board layout design to reduce wiring loss. As a result, pairing the transmission and receiver modules can provide up to 200mW of power. Unlike conventional solutions where the antenna and control circuit are configured separately, wireless charging performance is guaranteed, enabling product evaluation without the need for antenna/layout design or characteristics evaluation. This module significantly reduces the development and design load required for board modification, making it easy to achieve wireless charging functionality.
2.Adopting the 13.56MHz frequency band contributes to greater miniaturization, delivering greater design flexibility
Targeted for compact devices such as smart tags and PC peripherals (i.e. mice), the BP3621 and the BP3622 utilize the magnetic resonance method in the 13.56MHz frequency band to reduce antenna size. This makes it possible to develop a compact module that integrates a wireless charger IC, matching circuit, and antenna that was difficult to achieve in the past. Wireless charging provides greater reliability through improved resistance to dust and water by eliminating physical terminals, while the full-flat backside structure with front-mounted components contributes to simpler housing structures and greater design flexibility.
3.Integrated antenna expands communication functionality
The same high frequency band as the NFC communication standard is used, allowing the built-in antenna to transmit both data and power. Both bidirectional data communication (256B Max. at 212kbps) and NFC Forum Type 3 Tag transmission are supported, allowing for functions ranging from firmware download and secure data transfer and rewriting of sensor/device/authentication information to battery output voltage values.
- ・Compact devices such as smart tags, smart cards, and ID cards
- ・Mice, remote controls, and other PC peripherals
- ・Portable healthcare equipment