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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Intel Demonstrates Cableless Computing Made Possible by Future Skylake Platform




At Computex in Taiwan this week, Intel demonstrated a variety of wireless accessories that will be enabled by the company's future Skylake processor platform, reports CNET. Reference designs for the Broadwell successor will include the possibility of eliminating all of the cables that currently connect to a personal computer, replacing both data and power cables with wireless options.

Wireless Charging concept from Rezence
The demonstration by Kirk Skaugen, Intel's senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group, showcased a wireless display, as well as a computer with wireless docking and charging capabilities. Intel uses technology from A4WP's Rezence, which transfers power wirelessly using the principles of magnetic resonance, for its wireless charging solution.
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The system can be installed under a table surface, with magnetic resonance capable of charging through 2 inches of wood. It can also charge any number of devices at the same time, unlike inductive charging technologies.

Skaugen demonstrated a table that charged a laptop, phone, headset and tablet all at once.
For docking and display purposes, Intel relies on Wi-Gig to govern the wireless data transfer. First outlined in 2010, Wi-Gig is an established wireless standard that uses unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum to provide data transfer rates up to 7 Gbps.

The technology is still in the early stages, with Intel's Skylake platform expected to debut in late 2015. Products natively supporting these wireless protocols will be available publicly sometime in 2016. Apple is not currently listed as a member of the extensive A4WP consortium, but the company is undoubtedly pursuing its own potential solutions and its use of Intel's chips in Macs means that it will be able to take advantage of the technologies packaged into the future Skylake platform.

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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:20 AM   #2
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Apple makes a lot of money with their cables and power adapters. I'm sure they will take their time adopting this.
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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I would love wirelessly charged MacBooks
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:21 AM   #4
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Skylake? we´re getting there Skynet, we´re getting there.
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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Apple makes a lot of money with their cables and power adapters. I'm sure they will take their time adopting this.
User experience is what they're after.
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:22 AM   #6
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:25 AM   #7
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HA! 2 inches of wood.
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:27 AM   #8
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And if you spill a liquid on the table, will you have a shocking experience?
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Apple makes a lot of money with their cables and power adapters. I'm sure they will take their time adopting this.
I don't think Apple is going to implement anything that requires installing power mats or other accessories throughout your home. Your devices will charge each other off a desktop.



http://www.patentlyapple.com/patentl...ng-system.html

Powermats and the like are just the players in the industry releasing a bunch of "me too" products when witricity has been doing this for years. I feel Apple's implementation (and Samsung has a very similar vision) makes more sense.

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And if you spill a liquid on the table, will you have a shocking experience?
No, it's magnetic coupling.
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:29 AM   #11
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Intel is innovating, first the fanless design and now this.
great job Intel !
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:30 AM   #12
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'Skylake' is the tic-toc (actually, toc) version of 'Broadwell' chips. What is the tic-toc version of 'Cannonlake' chips?
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Apple makes a lot of money with their cables and power adapters. I'm sure they will take their time adopting this.
Cableless has so much more simplicity.
Nuff said

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'Skylake' is the tic-toc (actually, toc) version of 'Broadwell' chips. What is the tic-toc version of 'Cannonlake' chips?
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Intel is innovating, first the fanless design and now this.
great job Intel !
No, they've just built their own standard for technology that many others like Qi and Witricity have been doing for years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1IDC8FEIBU

I watched this a few years ago and it's been interesting seeing the industry rehash the concept.

Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of just charging my devices simply by walking into my home, but the media is making this out to be new and its not, its just another corporate giant establishing their own standard to a known concept.
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Skylake? we´re getting there Skynet, we´re getting there.
There you go, a wireless Terminator.
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Love it... awesome... great... sign me up, wireless'ly of course
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I hope this works out. cables are a pain.
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User experience is what they're after.
If that were true then I'm sure Apple would supply longer charging cables with the iPhone/iPad since they're shorter than most and are an endless source of frustration if trying to use the device while it's charging. I spend half the time trying not to accidentally rip the socket from the wall...
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Intel is innovating, first the fanless design and now this.
great job Intel !
Well, I guess that MacBooks, and most computers for that matter, have fans due to the heat produced by Intel chips, so they´re basically doing what they are supposed to do which is make better chips that consume less power. Apple could not just go in and make their processors run cooler.
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Well, I guess that MacBooks, and most computers for that matter, have fans due to the heat produced by Intel chips, so they´re basically doing what they are supposed to do which is make better chips that consume less power. Apple could not just go in and make their processors run cooler.
I think you were looking for the fanless broadwell thread

I did the same thing getting lost between the two, but this is the wireless charging thread.
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It looks like a Bellroy.
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Old Jun 4, 2014, 10:58 AM   #23
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This isn't really wireless tho.
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Sounds interesting but I wonder if it would be unsafe for anyone with a pacemaker or defibrillator.
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Sounds interesting but I wonder if it would be unsafe for anyone with a pacemaker or defibrillator.
No. It's magnetic coupling, there is no interference.
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