NuCurrent, a manufacturer of thin, high quality (Q) factor, printed wireless power transfer solutions, introduced a new family of wireless power connector alternatives at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The ultra-small power and sense modules were developed for engineers looking to reduce connector field failures in high-use, harsh environments and for new designs which were not previously possible without a physical power connection, said the company.
The wireless modules are housed in rectangular packages measuring 11 mm x 4 mm x 4.5 mm. The connectors deliver customizable power transfer of 165 mW (3.3 volt system) across a gap of up to 1.5 mm (and 132 mW at 2 mm, and can validate the presence of a mating receiver through non-metallic mediums.
Featuring NuCurrent’s CoolSkin Technologies, each receiver and transmitter uses NuCurrent’s PCB coils and proprietary electronics in a single block, which can be surface mounted for automated manufacturing. CoolSkin Technologies is a set of patented NuCurrent technology and proprietary design methodologies that ensure high efficiency, shape flexibility, tight tolerance and repeatable performance, said the company.
“This new category of cost-sensitive power and sense products delivers solutions to real issues for applications such as portable medical, IoT sensors, robotics, lighting and security. NuCurrent’s practical R&D-to-production focus delivered a reliable family of solutions where others could not,” said Michael Gotlieb, vice president of business development, NuCurrent, in a statement. “This technology complements our broad range of existing antennas and consumer focused ‘drop-in’ 1 watt to 5 watt receiver modules for wearables, hearables and other portable applications.”
Product part numbers:
- Tx Module: NC40-T127L01E-011-004-4R25 (R127D1)
- Rx Module: NC40-R127L02E-011-004-4R25 (R127D2)
- Order as a system: NC40-S127L03E-011-004-4R25
Availability: Custom form factors and performance levels are typically available within two weeks.