Kit simplifies wireless-charging design for wearables and IoT devices

STMicroelectronics’ plug-and-play STEVAL-ISB045V1 wireless battery-charger development kit lets users quickly build ultra-compact chargers up to 2.5W with a space-saving 20mm-diameter coil, for charging small IoT devices and wearables such as smart watches, sports gear, or healthcare equipment. Built around the STWBC-WA wireless charging-transmitter controller, the kit comprises a charging base unit containing a transmitter board with the 20mm coil already connected and ready to use. Getting started is easy, using the PC-based STSW-STWBCGUI software to configure the STWBC-WA and monitor runtime information such as power delivered, bridge frequency, demodulation quality, and protocol status. The kit includes a dongle for running the GUI.

The supporting ecosystem includes certified reference boards, software, and detailed documentation to help developers quickly deliver the smallest and best-performing chargers into fast-growing new markets for smart objects and wearables. The STWBC-WA controller chip contains integrated drivers and natively supports full-bridge or half-bridge topologies for powering the antenna. 

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