A 10 W Multi-Mode Capable Wireless Power Amplifier for Mobile Devices
Conference: PCIM Asia 2016 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
06/28/2016 - 06/30/2016 at Shanghai, China
Proceedings: PCIM Asia 2016
Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Rooij, Michael de; Zhang, Yuanzhe (Efficient Power Conversion, 909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. ste230, El Segundo CA, 90245, USA)
There are currently 3 wireless power standards for the mobile device market: the Wireless Power Consortium (Qi) standard , the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standard  and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) standard . Recently PMA and A4WP merged to become known as AirFuel(TM). The proliferation of wireless power products for mobile applications is leading to consumer confusion and hindering adoption of this technology . A simple eGaN(r) integrated circuit based, single amplifier topology capable of operating to all of the mobile device wireless power standards is presented. It uses a modified ZVS class D amplifier topology capable of operating at both high (6.78 MHz) and low frequencies (100 kHz through 315 kHz). In addition, a specially designed source coil that can be used for all the wireless power standards is presented. The amplifier and source coil together allow for true multi-mode capable wireless power transfer that will be experimentally verified to both the AirFuel class 2  and Qi/PMA [1, 2] standards and are designed for mobile phone charging applications.