DALLAS, USA: Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) will demonstrate the industry's first contactless charging evaluation kit at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Central Hall 11045 with Fulton Innovation.
The bqTESLA Contactless Charging Evaluation Kit is a high-performance, easy-to-use development kit based on Fulton Innovation's eCoupled(TM) intelligent wireless power technology for the design of low-power contactless charging solutions.
Consisting of a single-channel transmitter, a direct-charge receiver and associated magnetics, the kit enables designers to speed development of contactless charging capability for their end applications, such as smartphones, MP3 players, netbooks and global positioning system (GPS) units.
With no additional software development required, the bqTESLA kit allows true "plug-and-play" design functionality. A reference guide gives designers recommendations for coil solutions to allow for receiver customization. The bqTESLA evaluation kit also allows designers to develop systems that are compatible with the future Qi standard being developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.
Key components of bqTESLA Contactless Charging evaluation kit:
Transmitter evaluation module
Receiver evaluation module
Transmitter coil, shielding and magnet
Receiver coil, shielding and magnet
Availability and pricing
Designers can order the complete kit or the individual transmitter and receiver evaluation modules. The kit is priced at $250 and is scheduled to be available by the end of 1Q10.