editor's blog
Subscribe Now

PowerByProxi Eval Kits

A while back, we took a look at a couple of new resonant wireless charging approaches, including PowerByProxi. Their charging pad consists of multiple coils, allowing them to energize only the coils underneath a device being charged, and allowing multiple devices to charge independently and aiding efficiency.

To help drive adoption, they’ve released an evaluation kit consisting of a transmitter and two receiver modules. It will allow testing of device charging up to the rate of 7.5 W.

PbyP_eval_kit.jpg

Image courtesy PowerByProxi

It’s also interesting that I’m seeing more announcements of new wireless technology, some of which resembles the PowerByProxi approach. I’m checking on these things to see whether they’re independent (and therefore possibly clashing) or simply one company licensing the technology of another.

I’ll be following up once I get that all sorted.

One thing’s for certain, though: there’s a lot of activity in this space. Much of it is premised on the promise of a build-out of infrastructure so that folks going to coffeeshops and pubs and the like will be able to charge their phones while there without packing a charging cord. The real battle will heat up when that starts, unless someone finds an efficient solution blending the two leading standards. If that doesn’t happen, then, unless one side capitulates, then there will be phones for Qi and phones for the A4WP solution, and where you can charge your phone will depend on which phone you have.

You can find more on PowerByProxi’s eval kits in their announcement.

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Nov 30, 2022
By Joe Davis Sponsored by France's ElectroniqueS magazine, the Electrons d'Or Award program identifies the most innovative products of the… ...
Nov 29, 2022
Smart manufacturing '“ the use of nascent technology within the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to address traditional manufacturing challenges '“ is leading a supply chain revolution, resulting in smart, connected, and intelligent environments, capable of self-operati...
Nov 22, 2022
Learn how analog and mixed-signal (AMS) verification technology, which we developed as part of DARPA's POSH and ERI programs, emulates analog designs. The post What's Driving the World's First Analog and Mixed-Signal Emulation Technology? appeared first on From Silicon To So...
Nov 18, 2022
This bodacious beauty is better equipped than my car, with 360-degree collision avoidance sensors, party lights, and a backup camera, to name but a few....

featured video

Maximizing Power Savings During Chip Implementation with Dynamic Refresh of Vectors

Sponsored by Synopsys

Drive power optimization with actual workloads and continually refresh vectors at each step of chip implementation for maximum power savings.

Learn more about Energy-Efficient SoC Solutions

featured paper

How SHP in plastic packaging addresses 3 key space application design challenges

Sponsored by Texas Instruments

TI’s SHP space-qualification level provides higher thermal efficiency, a smaller footprint and increased bandwidth compared to traditional ceramic packaging. The common package and pinout between the industrial- and space-grade versions enable you to get the newest technologies into your space hardware designs as soon as the commercial-grade device is sampling, because all prototyping work on the commercial product translates directly to a drop-in space-qualified SHP product.

Click to read more

featured chalk talk

Single Pair Ethernet : Simplifying IIoT & Automation

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices and HARTING and Würth Elektronik

Industry 4.0 with its variety of sensing solutions and fieldbus systems can make communication pretty tricky but single pair ethernet can change all of that. In this episode of Chalk, Amelia Dalton chats with representatives from three different companies: Analog Devices, HARTING and Würth Elektronik to discuss the benefits of single pair Ethernet, what the new IEEE standard means to SPE designs, and what you should consider when working on your next single pair Ethernet design.

Click here for more information about Single Pair Ethernet solutions from Analog Devices, HARTING and Würth Elektronik