Qualcomm’s wireless charging technology Qi support




Qualcomm has joined the board of the Wireless Power Consortium, which it supports the Qi standard for wireless charging. The accession is remarkable since Qualcomm founder of the rival Alliance for Wireless Power.

Qi logo Qualcomm supports itself with the accession next 100 members including Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Samsung and Sony and now supports the wireless energy with the largest market adoption. Despite the support remains the group also focus on A4WP. Opposite Engadget Qualcomm let know that technology is still superior to find.

Qi is based on induction, while A4WP using magnetic resonance. One of the differences between the implementations is that Qi is focused primarily on charging a single device, while A4WP on charging multiple devices with different energy needs on a single surface targets. A4WP also has some big names behind them, such as Broadcom, Intel and Marvell. Some companies are members of both organizations, such as Samsung, LG and now also Qualcomm. Finally, a third competing organization are: the Power Matters Alliance, supported by, among other again Samsung, HTC and LG, as well as Google and Facebook.


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