How mixed-signal design drives innovation

The technology industry moves at the speed of lightning, with the newest, best-of-breed gadgets entering consumers’ homes every day. With every new iteration of the technology they’re using, consumers have grown to expect the best user experience possible from their devices. To meet that expectation (mostly related to product compactness and performance), engineers developing the…

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11 Myths About Magnetic-Resonance Wireless Charging

Consider the devices we use every day: From smartphones and smartwatches and potentially electric vehicles, electronics are becoming as mobile as people themselves. We rely and expect our devices to be charged at all times, ready-to-use when needed. But as it currently stands, we still must plug in our phones, our electric cars, and our…

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Magnetic resonance wireless charging: Fact or fiction?

Think for a moment of all the electronic devices you use every day: from your mobile phone and laptop, to your wearable fitness tracker and potentially your electric vehicle. Devices are becoming electrified. And we expect those devices to be as untethered and mobile as we are, relying on them to be charged and available…

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Wireless Phone Charging Picks Up Steam

Newer technologies, growing consumer interest and adoption by gadget makers are breathing fresh air into the concept One advanced technology looks set to be faster, and able to free users from charging docks. Called resonant coupling, it is an upscale cousin of inductive coupling, involving the same basic setup but with a few extra coils…

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Missing Link: Will Wireless Charging Help Energize the Electric-Car Market?

While it’s easy to dismiss wireless charging for smartphones or tablets as mere gimmickry in its present state, the technology shows serious promise out in your driveway—where it could play an important role not just in how you charge your vehicle but in how quickly electric cars catch on.

WiTricity teams with GM on wireless car chargers

By Hiawatha Bray GLOBE STAFF  DECEMBER 21, 2016 WiTricity Corp., a Watertown-based maker of wireless battery charging systems, has allied with General Motors Corp. to test a system that recharges electric vehicles without plugging them in. WiTricity’s technology, which was initially developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, uses an electromagnetic field, rather than an electrical cable, to pump…

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SAE International

Wireless Charging Bench Testing Complete, Proving Interoperability and Validating SAE TIR J2954™

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 14, 2016 – SAE International is working to ensure that electric vehicle wireless power transfer systems from different manufacturers can interoperate seamlessly with each other to prepare for commercialization in 2020. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and TDK R&D Corporation along with the US Department of Energy, automotive companies and suppliers have completed bench…

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Wireless Charging: A Magnetic Field of Dreams

A wireless charging system using magnetic resonators was conceived to keep smartphones perpetually charged. Using them on AGVs ensures even a small fleet can run 24/7.

Cutting the power chord

WiTricity is taking wireless power to the next level. Its power transfer technology is already impacting how computers and cars are charged. Electronic eyewear is next.

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