In the world of all our electronic devices, wireless power is something that we continually strive for as it would simply make plenty of things more convenient. The closest we have come to that at this point is wireless chargers and the wireless charging capabilities and technology built into our smartphones and tablets. While this is great and it makes for less clutter and less wires hanging around, wireless chargers don’t deliver power to the batteries inside our devices as quickly as a traditional A/C charger that plugs into an outlet which is especially time consuming for devices with bigger batteries. Think about the Motorola DROID Turbo using a standard Qi wireless charger, it wouldn’t be so Turbo in that regard anymore.
That could change though as a company called Freescale has recently announced the industry first 15-watt wireless charging solution which will end up bringing a much faster experience to the devices we charge wirelessly, and thus making it a lot easier to charge devices with larger batteries fully in a much shorter amount of time. We won’t get to see the Freescale wireless charging solution in a final state until sometime in the beginning of next year, but that’s a lot sooner than it sounds. Even better still, is that they have reference designs up and running as of now for OEMs to get a head start on manufacturing wireless chargers using this 15-watt solution which gives companies the chance to get them into our hands faster.
Freescale has stated that their solution is compatible with the technology technology based off of the Qi standard as well as the technology that is based off of the PMA standard, so we won’t be limited to just Qi chargers once companies start picking up this new wireless charging solution for their own products. Being able to actually buy the 15-watt wireless chargers could still be months and months away, and there is a real possibility that we may not see anything until sometime in the middle of the year. Until then, if you have a quick charge enabled device you’ll just have to continue to charge it the old fashioned way if you want to use the fast charging capabilities.