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Semtech Releases Next-Generation LinkCharge® LP (Low Power) Wireless Charging Platform

The new LinkCharge LP integrates the receiver and battery charger in a single IC

CAMARILLO, Calif., Apr. 12, 2018Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its new next-generation LinkCharge® LP (low power) wireless charging platform. The new platform combines the receiver and battery charger in a single IC making it ideal for very small footprint applications, including wearable devices, tablet keyboards and LoRa®-based sensors.

The new IC is a 2.3 mm x 2.3 mm full-integrated wireless receiver with an integrated a Li-Ion or Li-Polymer battery charger. The LinkCharge LP wireless charging platform provides a system rail pin with a switch to charge the battery and power the system at the same time. The wireless charger provides up to 250mA of charging current and is designed to work with Semtech’s evaluation module (EVM). In addition, LinkCharge LP is able to charge multiple LoRa-based sensors with no connected wires.

“Semtech’s next-generation LinkCharge LP wireless charging platform continues to deliver industry leading solutions with advanced technology,” said Francois Ricodeau, Power and High-Reliability Product Line Manager for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “With the receiver and charger in one IC, the new LinkCharge LP provides a complete system solution to improve IoT sensors usability and contributes to the growth and adoption of LoRa Technology.”

LinkCharge LP is immediately available through Semtech. The datasheet for the EVM is available on www.semtech.com.

Next-Generation LinkCharge LP Applications:

  • Wearable devices (i.e. watches, bracelets, fitness bands, smart jewelry, smart glasses)
  • Health monitors and small medical applications
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Earphones and hearing aids
  • Tablet keyboards and styli
  • LoRa-based sensors

Resources

  • Learn more about Semtech Wireless Charging Technology and how LoRa Technology enables IoT.
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About Semtech’s LinkCharge Platform

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, the LinkCharge CT series, and the LinkCharge LP. 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 Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms 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.

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