Integrated Device Technology has announced its collaboration with Blu Wireless Technology to demonstrate integrated wireless charging with ultra-fast 60GHz WiGig data transmission, a combination that will enable consumers to charge their phones and tablets while streaming the highest quality 4K HD video and photos to their televisions and computers, all without the need for cords.
The collaboration will team IDT’s expertise in wireless power with Blu Wireless’s knowledge in WiGig, which allows devices to communicate wirelessly at multi-Gb speeds. The single-module technology targeted by the companies will, for example, enable consumers to wirelessly charge their devices while cordlessly transmitting uncompressed video of 1080p directly to their HDTV.
WiGig technology uses the 60GHz band to deliver 7GHz bandwidth. A synchronisation of data on a portable device that today would take two hours and use up nearly a third of a battery’s charge can be completed, with WiGig, in just 45 seconds and consume only 2% of the charge. IDT’s semiconductors are enabling wireless charging today in a quickly growing ecosystem of applications that includes smartphones and accessories, wearables and furniture.
“Growing market demands are requiring easier and faster ways to move video and massive multimedia files in real time without depleting a device’s battery,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer, IDT. “The marriage of wireless charging and WiGig technology answers that call, providing a unique user experience that meets the expectations of today’s consumer.”