Abracon teams with Semtech, announces wireless charging coil for use on LinkCharge™ 20W reference design

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Abracon, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components, teams with Semtech (Nasdaq: SMTC) to deliver a complete wireless charging reference design using the AWCCA-RX350300-101 wireless charging coil on the receiver side of the solution. Targeting high growth end markets such as industrial automation, medical devices, portable audio/video, robotics, drones, appliances, power tools, IoT, and wearables, the reference design presents a complete solution that delivers up to 20W of total power. Wireless charging promises to liberate devices from the need to plug in to complex and failure prone connectors with exposed metallic contacts. Charging a battery with this solution only requires placement of the coils in close proximity and alignment. Power couples inductively from the transmit coil to the receive coil through a narrow gap without galvanic contact.

The benefits of wireless charging eliminate the need for connectors, which can be costly and are prone to failure. Wireless charging introduces the possibility to fully encapsulate a device, making it water tight, dust proof and eliminating exposed contacts that can corrode. With a 20W power delivery capability, wireless charging can maintain fast charge times.

“The next mobility revolution,” comments Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon, “drives the need for untethered devices that are more ‘roamable’. From robots and drones to wearable items, many of today’s devices cannot accommodate any connectors—not even for power.”

“Wireless connectivity is a focus technology for Abracon,” says Syed Raza, VP of Engineering with Abracon. “It’s only natural for next generation devices to shed all connectors and go completely wireless—data and power.”

Semtech’s LinkCharge™20 Series reference design (SKU: TSDMRX-19V20W-EVM) may be purchased through Semtech’s distribution channel. The AWCCA-RX350300-101 may be purchased separately and is available from any of Abracon’s distribution partners.

Semtech’s LinkCharge wireless charging platform provides a range of solutions to enable wireless power in next-generation products for consumers, infrastructure and industrial applications. It includes the LinkCharge 40 Series, the LinkCharge 20 Series and the LinkCharge CT (counter top), an out-of-box-ready infrastructure wireless charging system for use in public, enterprise and consumer settings. The LinkCharge platform is compatible with the major industry standards ensuring end products can quickly charge any wireless charging-equipped device even as the industry adoption continues to grow and evolve. More information about LinkCharge platform and the rest of Semtech’s wireless charging solutions is available at www.semtech.com/wireless-charging.

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components. Abracon offers a wide selection of Quartz Timing Crystals, Crystal and MEMS Oscillators, Real Time Clocks, Antennas, Bluetooth Modules, Ceramic Resonators, SAW Filters and Resonators, Inductors, Transformers, Circuit Protection Components and Wireless RF Antennas. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & Application Engineering resources in California & Illinois; and Sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its Global Distribution Network.

About Semtech
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

Semtech, the Semtech logo, and LinkCharge are registered trademarks or service marks of Semtech Corporation and/or its affiliates.

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