News about Wireless charging.
July 8th, 2015
Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming W213 E-Class car will come equipped with NFC to allow keyless entry and starting. “Simply tap a phone with NFC on the driver’s door handle to lock and unlock the car,” Paul Tan’s Automotive News reports from a preview event in Stuttgart. “Once inside, placing the phone on the wireless charging plate enables the ignition. A secure SIM card is required for these functions.”
March 11th, 2015
NXP Semiconductors has showcased a proof-of-concept connected car that makes use of long-range UHF RFID tags and NFC to help drivers of the future access and pay for restricted parking spaces, get warnings of traffic…
July 8th, 2014
Crowdfunding is being sought for an NFC-enabled smartwatch that features iris recognition technology, letting wearers identify themselves and unlock services using their unique biometric data. The iris pattern capture and verification process takes less than two seconds,…
June 19th, 2014
DeviceFidelity has introduced a module that can be used by case makers and other accessory providers to add NFC payments and wireless charging functionality to an iOS device. The new Multi-Mode Module supports a SIM-based secure element, the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and Wireless Power Consortium (Qi) standards and “will be certified for mobile payment by major payment networks — Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover”.
February 27th, 2014
NXP is demonstrating two reference designs that combine Qi wireless charging and NFC functionality at MWC 14. “The next generation of Qi wireless charging pads with NFC will enable users to stream music to their Bluetooth speakers and deliver useful content to their mobile devices as they are charging — all the while economizing on overall power consumption,” says NXP’s Rick Dumont.
February 24th, 2014
Russian phone maker Yota Devices is to offer a new version of its YotaPhone, a handset that comes with two displays — this time a 5-inch full HD Amoled screen at the front plus a…
January 21st, 2014
Malta-based mobile device maker Cetrix has launched two smartphones and two tablets equipped with NFC, with minimum order quantities of between 100 and 3,000 units. The 5-inch HD CV300 smartphone is powered by a MediaTek…
October 31st, 2013
Google has taken the wraps off its much-anticipated Nexus 5 NFC smartphone. As the first Android 4.4 device, it will also be the first to offer support for Host Card Emulation. The Nexus 5 is…
October 22nd, 2013
Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520, a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ with NFC and a 6-inch Full HD display that makes it possible to view a third column of tiles on the start screen. The…
October 9th, 2013
Toshiba has demonstrated a touchscreen kiosk that combines a wireless charging station, NFC reader and fast data transfer technology TransferJet at the Ceatac 2013 tradeshow. The demo showed how consumers could pay and pair via NFC and then download digital content via a TransferJet micro USB dongle attached to their phone, Engadget reports. TransferJet can transfer an hour of video content in a matter of seconds.
October 9th, 2013
Korean tape and shielding materials maker EMI Tape has launched a range of flexible ferrite sheets for use in NFC and wireless power charging products. Available in three thicknesses, the ferrite sheet can be used as shielding for the NFC antenna in a mobile phone.
July 29th, 2013
Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork…
May 13th, 2013
Nokia has announced its latest Windows Phone 8 NFC smartphone, the 4G LTE Lumia 928, featuring an 8.7 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss wide angle lens. The flagship Lumia 928 comes with a 4.5-inch…
March 20th, 2013
Wireless charging is on its way for smaller devices, by combining wireless power transmission with NFC technology, says Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre. Combining the two technologies will make it possible to design increasingly compact…
March 15th, 2013
The smartphone maker’s new flagship device is the first to use Mobeam technology, allowing coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today.
February 27th, 2013
Nokia is demonstrating a new wireless charging phone cradle with NFC at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Nokia CR-200 uses the Qi wireless charging standard to recharge mobile phones placed in the holder without the…
February 25th, 2013
Nokia has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Windows Phone 8 device is designed to be an affordable smartphone, “with an estimated starting price of €249 before taxes and subsidies.” It…
January 9th, 2013
January 8th, 2013
The car maker’s Connectivity Concept enables an NFC phone to be used to lock and unlock a vehicle and also sync data, content and preferences stored on the driver’s mobile phone with the car’s infotainment system.
September 18th, 2012
The new three chip solution makes it possible for handset makers to use a single antenna for both NFC and wireless charging, the chip maker says, increasing the charging area while reducing the overall footprint and improving safety.