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Qi wireless charging spec gets more flexibility with distance extension

By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | July 31st, 2014 The industry group is working to enable 2,000-watt power transfers for large appliances. The most popular wireless charging spec, Qi, which is supported by brands such as Duracell’s PowerMat and Energizer, has gotten an extension to its specification allowing it to charge devices at short distances. Various …

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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 24th, 2014 A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries. The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should …

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