New WPC medium power wireless charging development tools available

AVID technologies Inc., part of Premier Farnell, is a comprehensive service provider of advanced electronic product and system design services, has been at the forefront of wireless power design and product development for more than a decade. AVID is now offering a set of WPC v1.2 (Wireless Power Consortium) Medium Power Development Tools for product development and Qi pre-certification testing. These tools are used for Qi based application development as well as for Qi pre-compliance testing and production test applications.

Avid’s wireless charging test tools provide a convenient, lower cost alternative to official Qi Test tool provider, nok9. AVIDs work with the WPC and its constituents has given them the expertise to be leaders in the wireless power design and tool development space.

The tools include:

  • Qi Sniffer v1.2 - Captures the wireless communication packets and other system operating information. Users that have an earlier version of the sniffer can upgrade to the latest v1.2 standard with the purchase of a license.
  • Qi Receiver Simulator v1.2 - The Qi Receiver Simulator tests the transmitter's operation and performance
  • Qi Foreign object detection receiver v1.2 (FOD)- The Medium Power FOD Receiver is used to characterize and debug the wireless power transmitter functionality and foreign object detection (FOD) performance.
  • Qi Foreign objects kit upgrade– these are WPC defined metal objects that can be placed between Qi wireless transmitters and receivers and used to evaluate the FOD operation and performance. The upgrade kit adds additional components to support FOD tests introduced in v1.2.

The tools are available from AVID’s website at or to order by phone at 330.487.0770.


About us

For over 25 years, AVID Technologies Inc. has offered technologically advanced, innovative Engineering and PCB Design services to assist a wide variety of customers in the creation of advanced electronic products in a range of markets including Aerospace/Defense, Medical, Industrial/Process Controls, Consumer, and Automotive. AVID’s website can be reviewed at Inquiries may be made at 330.487.0770 or email

AVID is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere.

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