CEA Announces New Wireless Power Standard

Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:00am EDT

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CEA Announces New Wireless Power Standard

First in Series of Standards to Advance Wireless Charging Technology and Devices

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the publication of CEA-2042.1, Wireless Power Glossary of Terms. The standard, defined by CEA’s Wireless Power Subcommittee, addresses system components in order to facilitate widespread deployment of interoperable wireless power systems. It is the first of several planned standards designed to advance wireless charging technology, changing how consumers charge their devices.

Wireless power technology streamlines the process of charging portable consumer electronics devices by eliminating the need to physically connect the device and the charger.

“Wireless power has the potential to change dramatically the way people charge their portable electronics,” said John Suh, director of Hyundai Ventures/Hyundai Kia Technical Center America, Inc. and chair of CEA’s Wireless Power Subcommittee. “CEA is helping turn this potential into reality by making it easier for systems from different manufacturers to work well together. This standard is the first step in that effort.”

CEA-2042.1 is available for purchase from IHS at http://www.ihs.com. CEA’s Wireless Power Subcommittee is also working on standards for highly resonant (also known as “loosely coupled”) wireless power transfer, tightly coupled wireless power systems, and energy efficiency measurements for wireless power systems. Companies interested in getting involved in this CEA work can visit http://standards.ce.org and join the R6.3 Wireless Power Subcommittee and its working groups. For more information, please contact Dave Wilson at dwilson@CE.org, or 703-907-7421.

CEA leads technology manufacturers in fostering CE industry growth by developing industry standards and technical specifications that enable new products to come to market and encourage interoperability with existing devices. CEA maintains an unmatched reputation as a credible and flexible standards-making body and has earned ANSI accreditation. Through more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups, the CEA Technology and Standards program provides a unique and efficient forum in which technical professionals throughout the industry develop a unified technology roadmap and address technical issues critical to CE industry growth. For information about CEA Technology and Standards, visit CE.org/standards.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed, http://twitter.com/ceafeed, http://blog.ce.org/.


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