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Wireless Power

Wireless charging works by transferring energy from the charger to a receiver via electromagnetic induction. The charger uses an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field, which the receiver coil converts back into electricity to be fed into a battery or directly to an application. Typically, the charger and receiver should be close and correctly aligned over the top of each other, although a set orientation is normally not necessary.

Developed by the Wireless Power Consortium, "Qi" is an open interface standard that defines wireless power transfer using inductive charging over distances of up to 4 cm. A Qi-based wireless charging system uses resonant inductive coupling to enable a charging pad to transfer power to a compatible device when it is placed on top of the pad.

Our dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), with their multiple Pulse-Width Modulators (PWMs), high-speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and programmable core, are very effective in optimizing wireless charging solutions. To help jump start your development, we offer reference designs for 15W single- and multi-coil Qi-compliant transmitters.

For applications that may require higher wattage, we also offer the 200W/300W Wireless Power Reference Design that implements a proprietary protocol that is ideal for applications such as power tools, robotic vacuums, industrial slip rings, small electric vehicles and drones.

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Wireless Power: Three-Coil Transmitter

Wireless Reference Designs

15W Multi-Coil Wireless Power Transmitter

The three coil wireless power transmitter is based on the dsPIC33CH128MP506 DSC and implements a fixed-frequency power control topology. The front-end buck-boost control is managed by the dsPIC33CH DSC. The transmitter includes CAN for ease of integration into the automotive environment. The transmitter also enables the implementation of Near Field Communication (NFC).

15W Wireless Power Demonstration Board

The 15W Wireless Power Transmitter Board, based on the dsPIC33 DSC, is compatible with Qi medium-power receivers. The development board enables a system efficiency of about 80% at full load and includes LEDs to indicate status and power level.

200W Wireless Power Reference Design

The 200W Wireless Power Reference Design is based on the dsPIC33 DSC (used in the transmitter) and PIC16F microcontroller (used in the receiver). The reference design implements a proprietary protocol developed from 27 granted U.S patents in communication, power control and Foreign Object Detection (FOD).

Would you like to learn more about the advantages of switching to digital power supplies? Click on the link below to download our Features, Value and Benefits of Digital Control for Power Supplies white paper.

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dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers

Product Core Number of Pins Program Flash (KB) RAM (KB) IC/OC/
MCCP/SCCP
SMPS PWM ADCs Number of Op Amps/ PGAs Number of Analog Comparators Number of UART/I2C/
SPI Interfaces
dsPIC33EP 'GS' Family 70 MIPS Single Core Up to 80 Up to 128 Up to 8 4/4 16 Channels 1 nS 22 × 12-bit, 5x S/H 2 4x
2/2/3
dsPIC33CK 'MP' Family 100 MIPS Single Core Up to 80 Up to 256 Up to 24 9 16 Channels 250 pS 24 × 12-bit,
3x S/H
3 3 3/3/3
dsPIC33CH 'MP' Family 100 MIPS Dual Core Up to 80 Up to 512/72 Up to 48 + 16 8 + 4 8+4 Channels 250 pS 18 × 12-bit, 4x S/H 3 3 3/3/3
Legend:
IC = Input Capture
OC = Output Compare
MCCP = Multiple Capture/Compare/PWM
SCCP = Single Capture/Compare/PWM
SMPS PWM = Power Supply Pulse Width Modulation

Voltage Regulators

  • MAQ5281 – High-performance, low dropout regulator, 25 mA, 120V, adjustable Vout from 1.27 to 5.5V.
  • MCP1790 – 30V, 70 mA, load dump protected linear voltage regulator
  • MCP16311 – 30V, 1A PFM/PWM high-efficiency synchronous buck regulator
  • MCP16331 – 50V 1A non-synchronous buck regulator

CAN Transceivers

  • ATA6562 – High-speed CAN FD transceiver with standby and silent mode and WUP
  • MCP2561FD – High-speed CAN FD transceiver with standby mode and SPLIT pin
  • ATA6570 – High-speed CAN FD transceiver with Partial Networking

Temperature Sensors

  • MCP9700A – Low-power linear active thermistor IC, analog output
  • MCP9800 – 2-wire high-accuracy temperature sensor, digital output
  • MCP9504 – Temperature switch with selectable hysteresis

MOSFET Drivers

  • MIC4607 – 85V, three-phase MOSFET driver with adaptive dead-time, anti-shoot-through and overcurrent protection