As much buzz as CES gets every year for its crowd size, sprawling convention floor and countless demos and exhibits to check out, February was an even busier month for us at Dialog, as we had two major events on our calendar. First up was the 2018 Mobile World Congress, held at the Fira de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain, from February 26 to March 1.
And, we didn’t go alone! At this year’s MWC, Dialog was joined by our partners at Energous, the leader in over-the-air wireless charging, who were on hand to showcase the latest in Energous’ WattUp technology, and how it utilizes Dialog’s IC chips.
Here were three groundbreaking technologies that Dialog brought to Barcelona last month for MWC 2018.
WattUp Near Field and Mid Field wireless charging: A partnership with Energous
In December, Dialog and Energous were excited to announce that Energous’ WattUp Mid Field over-the-air wireless charging transmitter had received FCC certification, a historic industry-first acknowledgement that really paved the way for many wireless charging consumer applications.
Energous Near Field replaces USB and power adapter cables to charge small electronic devices simultaneously at close range to the charging transmitter. Energous’ WattUp Mid Field transmitters, backed by Dialog’s power management IC chips, are capable of charging mobile devices over-the-air from up to three feet away.
Fast charging and haptics, brought to you by Dialog
In addition to wireless charging, we demoed our end-to-end RapidCharge™ solution for mobile computing devices, which provides a complete wall-to-battery solution that supports USB-PD charging protocols.
Lastly, we gave MWC attendees an in-person experience of our haptics driver IC, using a Samsung S8 smartphone, to demonstrate how Dialog is helping to deliver sharper clicks and a better touch experience with mobile devices.
At MWC, Dialog proved that its new innovative power management techniques, implemented in its charging and haptics chipset solutions, is continuing to push the limits of analog mixed-signal designs.
Check out more information on Dialog’s wireless charging partnership with Energous and our RapidCharge fast charging solution. And, stay tuned to our blog for more on what Dialog will be showcasing throughout 2018.