Energous, e-peas unveil wireless energy harvesting eval kit
RF-based wireless charging specialist Energous and energy harvesting company e-peas have announced the launch of a Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit featuring two e-peas evaluation boards and Energous’ FCC-certified 1W WattUp PowerBridge. Developed for energy harvesting applications for smart buildings/smart homes, industrial IoT medical, and asset trackers for retail and warehouses, the kit includes the company’s 1W WattUp PowerBridge transmitter, delivering an over-the-air solution that enables device manufacturers to implement wireless power and energy harvesting across a range of connected devices.
The kit also includes two evaluation boards from e-peas: the AEM30940 RF Evaluation Board and the EP112 Energy Harvesting Optimized Antenna Evaluation Board.
“The fast-growing IoT ecosystem includes a wide range of sensors, tags, trackers and other devices that require reliable and consistent power to deliver on their tremendous value,” says Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. “Our new Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit demonstrates the ability to harvest RF-based energy being transmitted by our WattUp PowerBridges and provides IoT device manufacturers with a platform for accelerated product development.”
Christian Ferrier CMO of e-pea adds, “The combination of Energous and e-peas technology, brings a complete solution from transmitter to receiver enabling developers to power IoT edge devices and remove battery maintenance drawbacks for the target markets.”
The Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit will be demonstrated at SIDO-Lyon, a B2B trade show for the convergence of IoT, AI, XR & Robotics technologies for the digital transformation of companies. The kit will be available during the show for a unit cost of $599.