Dialog and Energous unveil wireless power RF-transmit IC

January 31, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Dialog Semiconductor plc and Energous Corporation, the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, have announced the availability of the DA4100 RF-transmit IC that greatly simplifies the implementation of WattUp wireless power transmitter systems making them smaller and more cost-effective.

The DA4100 is the first chip to be made available following the announcement of Dialog Semiconductor’s strategic partnership and investment in Energous Corporation in November 2016, which saw Dialog become the exclusive component supplier of WattUp ICs and allows Energous to leverage Dialog’s broad sales and distribution channels to accelerate market adoption.

The WattUp wireless power RF-transmit IC integrates the ARM® Cortex®-M0+, RF transmitter and power management functionality into a single 7- x 7-mm IC. It also features on-chip DC-DC conversion and software, providing seamless integration to Dialog’s SmartBond™ family of highly integrated, low power BLE SoCs. The new IC minimizes required board space, enabling ultra-small charging transmitters and simplifying WattUp’s wireless power transmitter system implementation.