Power Matters Alliance (PMA) Announces Advanced Specifications for Wireless Charging in Vehicles

HOUSTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the PMA announced it will expand features of its automotive specification to standardize wireless charging requirements beyond what is currently available in the market. This specification, spearheaded by Triune Systems, will offer OEMs a more comprehensive set of features.

The automotive specification will incorporate multi-coil implementation for greater spatial freedom, alternative frequency ranges and reduced emissions to prevent interference with other vehicle systems.  It will also incorporate advanced architectures for better efficiency and field upgradability – designed to keep pace with potential future requirements.

"Wireless charging requirements for the automotive industry are evolving rapidly, being driven by unique consumer expectations. Continuous innovation is required in order to satisfy all use cases," said Ken Moore, VP of Marketing for Triune Systems. "Triune is proud to be making a significant contribution to expand automotive specifications in this direction."

"Given our continual focus on the build out of infrastructure, the PMA is taking an aggressive position with the delivery of features that address the needs of the automotive industry. We are pleased that Triune Systems stepped up to accelerate the development of advanced automotive specifications for wireless charging," said Ron Resnick, President of the PMA.

The next release of the specification will not only increase the scope of features addressing the automotive industry but it will also satisfying higher power requirements targeting tablets and ultrabooks. These combined contributions will be the foundation for a PMA System Release due first half of 2014.

About Power Matters Alliance

PMA is a global, not-for-profit standards organization chartered to ensure global interoperability for wireless charging. PMA was founded by Powermat Technologies and Procter & Gamble in 2012. The PMA board includes AT&T, Duracell, Starbucks and the US Government's Energy Star (non-voting). PMA compatible 'wireless charging spots' have been installed at leading coffee shops, airports, stadiums, restaurants, gyms and more and PMA-compliant products are available at leading retailers. Membership in the PMA is open to all, and its technical specifications are available to all members at www.powermatters.org.

About Triune Systems

Triune Systems (www.triunesystems.com) is a semiconductor company based in Richardson, TX, that specializes in analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit solutions for power management, battery management, energy harvesting and critical function, high-reliability applications.  Triune provides innovative wireless power solutions with the flexibility and configurability to support multiple wireless standards and power levels in the same product.  Learn how Triune's differentiated wireless technology can power your next generation products at www.dualmodeishere.com.

Contact: Scott Eisenstein, 212-297-2762, Press@powermatters.org

SOURCE Power Matters Alliance



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