Don’t pick a wireless charging standard: Broadcom’s new chip works with ’em all


The promise of simple wireless charging for mobile devices is still largely that: A promise. Sure there are wireless charging pads and cases on the market but you still have to choose products that are compatible with each other. And there’s still three major wireless consortiums that want to be “the one” when it comes to power without cords. Maybe Broadcom(s bcom) can help?

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The chip company announced a new multi-standard power management unit on Wednesday that offers compatibility with all three major wireless standards bodies. That means if your device uses a wireless charging solution from the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) or the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), Broadcom’s BCM59350 chip has you covered. Or at least it will when it hits the market and device makers start using it: Broadcom says the chip is now sampling with select partners.

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