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Wireless charging is everywhere. From airports to automobiles, and hotels to offices—designing the right charging solution can be complex. Explore our resources to get technical expertise and stay up to date with charging trends and technology.
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Batteries are key to charging options
November 11, 2019
Wired power is a strong option for developers that need to get to market fast and require an inexpensive, proven solution. For products where convenience and future compatibility are paramount, you can move forward confidently with standards-based wi
2D image of smart phone charging on mobile battery
Why does Iq matter for USB Type-C?
November 11, 2019
This change is driving an increase in demand for Type-C AC/DC chargers and power banks because the Type-C connector has flip capability which gives convenience to users.
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It is time to say goodbye to Micro USB!
November 11, 2019
Type-C’s greatest advantage is its integration capability. In addition to not having a right or wrong side (a perennial problem for Micro USB users), Type-C is able to offer integrated power delivery (PD) during charging.
man drawing schetch of an electric car attached to a battery
Technologies and Components for Designing Electric Vehicles
October 29, 2019
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) such as the Toyota Prius and the Chevy Volt and electric vehicles (EVs) such as the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Tesla Model S are growing in popularity amid concern for global warming.
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Watch for these two problems in your Qi wireless charging project
October 29, 2019
Here are two of the most common problems engineers face in integrating Qi wireless charging in their projects.
Bill Amelio, Avnet CEO
Qi standard is for more than just smartphones
By Bill Amelio   -   October 29, 2019
I’m not alone in my suspicion that the engineering world will soon follow a singular standard for wireless charging: the Qi standard. I think it would be the right move—and its impact would extend far beyond the charging of mobile phones.
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Power Management Techniques for Low-Energy IoT Devices
October 29, 2019
With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded designers are, more than ever, focusing their attention and efforts on system energy usage.
energy harvesting concept with green batteries sprouting from the ground
Powering the Internet of Things via Energy Harvesting
October 29, 2019
The push is on to add Internet capability to everything—often called the Internet of Things (IoT)—and the challenge for design engineers is to figure out how to power each of these IoT nodes.
Using Programmable Logic to Build Power-Efficient Systems
October 29, 2019
The successful implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) requires new thinking about how to power connected devices.
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6 reasons why startups choose Bluetooth for their projects
July 26, 2018
Bluetooth technology originated in the 1990s, but its primary function was device-to-device (or point-to-point) protocol for securely sharing data between devices in close proximity. Think less music streaming, more wireless printers.
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With the rising popularity of 7.5W wireless charging, Avnet helps companies obtain rapid product certification
February 25, 2018
The current wave of wireless charging technology, fueled by the new iPhone from Apple, is showing strong momentum growth. Semiconductor suppliers around the world have started making substantial investments in new IC solutions while a low barrier to
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3 levels of Qi testing
November 24, 2017
You’ve designed, prototyped and built a revolutionary product with cutting edge Qi technology – congrats! Before you get to officially certifying your Qi product, you’ll need to do some testing to ensure its veracity.
charging cell phone in automobile
How to get your Qi project certified by the Wireless Power Consortium
November 14, 2017
By aligning with the Wireless Power Consortium and Qi standard—the way big name brands like Apple, Samsung and Avnet have—you can help verify the quality of your product to new customers.
smart car driving towards a sunset
How far exactly can an Electric Vehicle (EV) travel?
August 28, 2017
"How far can an EV travel" is no longer just a question of mileage range technology but also one of great concern to businesses within the field, or rather how much more the industry can achieve. From the technical perspective, two problems must be r
side view of a sports car from the ground up
Understanding the Power of Battery Management Systems
August 28, 2017
According to estimates, China's EV battery market will reach RMB 120 billion by 2010, at which time the EV BMS market is expected to be valued at RMB 17 billion. Although the cost of BMS relative to the entire EV is relatively low, developers should
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Internet of Things: Designing Sensor-Based Devices with Coin Cell Batteries
March 13, 2017
A popular vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it will comprise billions of sensors gathering information about their local environment and transmitting that data back to servers in the cloud. Such data will be compiled, analyzed and shared
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