Integrated Device Technology has announced that IKEA has chosen its wireless power transmitters to embed in its furniture and accessories for convenient wireless charging of enabled portable devices. IDT’s P9030 magnetic induction transmitters are embedded in the latest IKEA products including side tables and lamps. The products will soon be available in stores throughout North America and Europe.
As well as the furniture, IKEA has developed a line of charging pads as well as a wireless charger that consumers can build into furniture themselves, all built around the IDT wireless power semiconductor.
The P9030 transmitter complies with the WPC Qi standard, delivering a 5W single-chip solution in a compact package. IDT wireless power transmitters and receivers have also been designed into smart phones, phone accessories, wearables and charging stations.
“IKEA revolutionised the furniture industry and it continues to prove itself an innovation leader with the integration of IDT wireless charging transmitters into its products,” said Arman Naghavi, Vice President of Analog Power Technology, IDT. “The company’s adoption of our Qi technology underscores the traction we’re seeing as the wireless power ecosystem continues to expand.”