Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Broadcom Rolls Out Wireless Charging Chip
Irvine-based Broadcom rolled out a systems-on-a-chip (SoC) Wednesday, hoping to fix the problem of too many standards for wireless charging. According to Broadcom, it has rolled out a new, multi-standard wireless charging SoC which supports all three, wireless charging standards being pushed by various manufacturers, including the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The new product is designed to be included by OEMs in their products, so that device manufacturers can create products which work on any of the wireless chargers. Broadcom said the new chip, the BCM59350, is sampling with select customers. A lack of a single, well defined standard in wireless charging has been blamed for widespread adoption of wireless charging by consumers.