TI Releases First Qi Certified Development Tools and Chipset for wireless Power

January 04, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced what it says is the industry’s first Qi certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, such as digital cameras, smartphones, MP3 players and global positioning systems, along with infrastructure applications such as furniture and cars.

The bqTELSA(TM) development kit includes a single-channel transmitter, a direct-charge receiver and associated magnetics for applications requiring 5W of power or less. No additional software development is required, offering true plug-and-play functionality. With the release of the kit, TI affirms its commitment to providing wireless power technology with high-level integration and functionality, while minimizing size and cost.

Key components of the bqTESLA development kit include: bq500110 wireless power transmitter manager; bq25046 single-input, 5V power supply IC; and MSP430bq1010 wireless power control and communications.

The bqTESLA development kit is in full production and available for immediate purchase. The kit will be priced at $499. In addition, the individual components of the kit are available for purchase in production quantities.