Broadcom’s new chip brings support for all wireless charging standards

By May 29th, 2014 AT 11:06 AM

We know what is the situation with so called ‘Standards’ these days. So, there are 3 standards for wireless charging of devices; Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). For the first time, there is a PMU chip that supports all these wireless charging standards. This means that any phone, tablet or other device fitted with Broadcom BCM59350 PMU chip will support all the wireless charging accessories. This will be a relief to consumers who would want to make use of wireless charging for their devices.

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This new PMU chip form Broadcom has 88 percent AC to DC efficiency and a Boost Mode which ensures charging with 50 percent less voltage. It also supports 7.5 watts of power for faster charging of devices as opposed to 5 watts of power on older chargers. Although, Broadcom hasn’t yet announced any partners who will be using this chip in their devices or chargers.

Does any one of you use wireless charging? Let us know your experience.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Wireless charging market is at very nascent state. I’ve been trying to get my hands on a wireless charger for Note 3 for months now. It’s now available 🙁

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