Intel Wireless Charging Technology: Resonance Inductive Coupling

by Edward Xu

in transformer gadgets, wireless gadgets

Intel seems to be interested to get involve in the wireless charging technology, recent news from Intel has announced their plans to team up with IDT to come up with new wireless charging technology that will allow users to recharge their smartphone via laptop.

Wireless charging technology simply means elimination of the messy cable/wire while offer more convenience to the user, while some smartphone and computer gadgets manufacturers have begun to offer inductive charging solution, Intel and IDT want to offer a different level of experience for wireless charging. IDT’s single-chip wireless transmitter and receiver revealed in the past has become a solid foundation for both IDT and Intel to offer a true wireless charging solution for the market.

The new wireless charging solution will not require two devices to be touching in order to activate the charging process, the smartphone could take a short distance away from the laptop for charging. According to Intel, this wireless charging solution is scheduled for release sometime early next year.

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While most of wireless charging solution exists in the market transmit power through induction process that require physical contact between the device and charger, Intel’s and IDT’s wireless charging solution will transfer electricity through resonance inductive coupling, in which the process require involvement between two coils that are set to resonate at specific frequency to allow the electrical energy transmission.

This type of resonance inductive energy transmission will allow two electronics devices to sit about an-inch apart, without worry breaking the charging connection. Even though Intel and IDT is not the pioneer in this type of resonance charging solution, but Intel is the first company in the world that adopt this type of charging solution into a home consumer device.

Intel is planning to market this type of wireless resonance charging solution to cross industry consumer electronics manufacturers, including printers, cameras, and smartphone cases. Meanwhile, Intel has also mentioned about the chipset availability for Ultrabooks, all-in-one PCs, smartphones and standalone chargers.

Hopefully with more and more similar products being released in the market, it will be possible for all near future mobile electronic devices to be recharged using resonance process, making possible for much wider distance for virtually any electronic devices.

[ Source: IDT ; Intel's Blog ]

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