NuCurrent, a company that specializes in wireless power technology, announced that it has developed a new wireless transmitter architecture, the MP-A24 Qi design specification to enable Popsocket’s second generation wireless chargers. The new standard utilizes proprietary software to significantly reduce cost, simplify design and improve thermal efficiencies. PopPower 2, the second-generation of PopSockets flagship wireless charger, is the world’s first to be mass-produced with this technology and ready to be commercialized.
“With MP-A24, we’re addressing the utmost challenges facing extended-range Qi charging – namely: component size and cost,” said Rob Diebold, NuCurrent VP of Global Sales. “By addressing these challenges, we’ll bring high-performance Qi to more devices, ultimately increasing consumer adoption of this technology worldwide.”
The first-generation PopPower device utilized NuCurrent’s MP-A17 Qi design specification, the industry’s first Qi-certified,15-Watt wireless charger design with an extended charging distance of up to 12 mm (which was over 3 times the distance of the previous standard at the time), to charge through PopGrips and other thick phone accessories. The hardware required for MP-A24-based designs is 82% smaller than MP-A17, while still delivering 15 W at up to 12 mm of separation due to NuCurrent’s proprietary software. MP-A24 is also reconfigurable, allowing it to be integrated into custom product designs with unique or challenging size constraints. For PopSockets, MP-A24 has resulted in a slimmer second-generation PopPower 2 without compromising the superior performance of the first-generation PopPower Home.
“Through our technology partnership, PopSockets and NuCurrent have developed wireless power products that have been first-in-industry solutions with each launch,” said Altan Nahum, PopSockets VP of Product. “When you step back, you realize these accomplishments are monumental and drive real value for the business.”
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