Wireless power development kit charges devices up to 80 feet

Wireless power development kit charges devices up to 80 feet

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By Julien Happich

The Powercaster transmitter targets commercial and industrial wearables, smart cards, and sensor applications, enabling a wireless powering range of one to 80 feet depending on the end device and application. Wireless recharging can, for example allow hermetically-sealed, washable wearables like heated jackets and illuminated safety vests to recharge while hanging in a closet, or make smart bands used by cruise lines or theme parks reusable and more functionally robust with display interaction or audible messages that would normally drain batteries. It also eliminate the need for battery replacement in access control smart cards.

The compact PowerSpot transmitter is a first-generation subassembly, intended for manufacturers to embed in their products so they become sources of wireless power themselves, able to automatically charge multiple devices around them. In Powercast’s patented wireless power technology, the transmitter sends RF energy (radio waves) to the Powerharvester embedded in a device, which converts it to DC (with up to 75% efficiency) to directly power a device or recharge its batteries. Operating across a wide RF power (as low as -17 dBm) and frequency (10MHz to 6GHz) range, the PCC110 Powerharvester chip maintains high conversion efficiency amid changing parameters like distance and state of battery charge. The technology is designed and tested to meet both U.S. and global standards for user safety and device interference.

The kit, configured for out-of-the-box operation, includes iOS and Android Apps.

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