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#AnalogDesign | At CES 2018 Powercast, Energous to Demo Wireless Charging at a Distance

#AnalogDesign | At CES 2018 Powercast, Energous to Demo Wireless Charging at a Distance

While you were busy boxing up that ugly sweater Aunt Agnes gave you for Christmas, not one but two companies were announcing that the FCC had okayed their wireless power-at-a-distance charging solutions. On Dec. 26th Powercast Corporation said that it will unveil at CES (booth #40268) an FCC- (Part 15) and ISED-approved (Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Canada) three-watt PowerSpot transmitter which can deliver over-the-air charging to multiple electronic devices from a few inches to 80 ft. away, and that charging mats or direct line of sight are not needed. Up until this point wireless charging has been very short range, based on either Qi or Powermat standards, where the device being charged generally must sit on a charging pad (and often at a very specific spot) that’s plugged into an outlet. The Powercast PowerSpot transmitter, on the other hand, sends RF...

Full article: http://www.electronicdesign.com/analog/ces-2018-powercast...

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