Wireless chargers on the way to the market
Apple was the last company to equip its iPhones with wireless charging capabilities. The company’s 2017 smartphones (iPhone 10, 8 and 8 Plus) support Qi technology, which is currently one of the most widely used wireless charging standards. But as you know, this technology and other wireless charging technologies have a serious weakness, which is that you need to place the device on the charging plate so that they are a few millimeters away from the induction plate. This way, you can’t use it while your cell phone is charging.
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One of the companies that works in the field of remote wireless chargers is Ossia. This company has recently entered into cooperation with one of the prominent manufacturers of electronic components called Molex to speed up the development of its technology. According to predictions, this cooperation will lead to the presentation of the first product of this company this year. The technology used in this charger (and similar technologies being developed by other companies) is called uncoupled wireless charging technology. These technologies will be able to charge your phone from behind the wall.
Osia uses radio waves to transfer data and energy. Cota charger transmitters can send waves simultaneously to mobile phones within a few meters of the charger. This company has also made pen batteries that are equipped with a receiver of short-wave chargers! Osia claims that by placing two chargers on the ceiling, the entire space of a coffee shop, office or other closed spaces can be completely covered by wireless charging.
Osea first unveiled its wireless charger prototype in 2013 after 6 years of research and development. At that time, to use this charger, it was enough to connect a small dongle to your mobile phone. Osea promised that its product would be launched in 2015, which did not happen.
Now after 3 years from the promised date, Osea’s vice president of marketing, Mr. Jennifer Grenz, is suing in the result. Their new collaboration with Molex will be able to launch this wireless charger in the second half of this year. Molex is an 80-year-old American company that has a brilliant history in the electronic parts manufacturing industry, and in its years of activity, played an effective role in the development of the technology of the first in-car radio, the first mobile phone, and the first HDTV.
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Cloud) to be activated, managed and monitored. The receivers of this charger are so small that they can be used in IoT devices, wearables and many other gadgets.
Lily Yeung, the vice president of Molex, says that her company started working with Osia two years ago. It has started in the form of providing capital. The two companies officially announced their collaboration last week and said that they are currently working on a new generation of Kuta antennas that are designed in different shapes and sizes to be used in various commercial devices.
Osia’s first series of products will target several different markets, the first of which is the market for Internet of Things tools. These gadgets not only receive the energy they need through Kota antennas, but can also send and receive data using this technology. Ms. Ying believes that one of the obstacles to the supply of wireless chargers is His company is approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the same time, Energos, one of Osia’s competitors, has recently and after long efforts, finally received the approval of this committee for the remote charger.
Energos announced two weeks ago that the FCC license It has received for its wireless charger with the title of Watt-up. This charger uses the technology of magnetic field transmitters, which is similar to the current wireless charger standards.
Last week, the head of the US Federal Communications Commission thanked Energos for presenting its technology to this committee in a tweet and said:
Pending the unveiling of future wireless charging technologies
This is a good sign that the regulatory body is ready to embrace new technologies.
Energos claims that the company’s WattUp charger can charge various devices such as phones, speakers and smart watches from a distance of 4.5 meters. Energos, like Osia, went to Dialog Semiconductor, a company that produces semiconductor components, to develop and launch its technology in cooperation with it. Ms. Ying believes that the retail industry, home automation and Mass production is the biggest potential market for wireless charging technology. Today, factories use a large number of sensors and IoT tools to monitor, manage and maintain the production process and data exchange of these sensors. Thousands of sensors are used in smart buildings that collect and send various data to each other to be used to adjust the temperature of the environment and other applications. Grocery stores use connected electronic price tags to receive and display the prices of their products on the shelf. All these devices have batteries, and a wireless charger is an ideal way to meet their need for periodic battery replacement.
Michael Leabman (Michael Leabman), the founder and technology director of Energos company, showing how the company’s wireless chargers work and send energy over medium and long distances
Uncoupled wireless charging technology typically transmits low power (less than 1 watt), Ausea, Energos, and uBeam each demonstrated coupled charging technologies at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. They showed their unreality.
How Wireless Chargers Work
- Apple’s wireless charging technology through communication equipment
In the fall of last year, Apple announced that the company’s AirPower wireless chargers will be released in 2018. A month after the unveiling of this charger, Apple acquired the New Zealand company PowerByProxi. The company was working on a technology that could send energy to multiple devices simultaneously; From headphones to remote control. The company has made several prototype chargers, including a box that can charge multiple devices at the same time.
Although we expect the main use of these chargers to be for mobile phones, Apple likely plans to use this charger instead. First, it can be used to charge other peripherals such as the Apple TV remote or wireless mouse – or even more industrial applications. Apple has considered the Qi standard for its mobile phones, and currently this technology is present in the iPhone 10 and 8, the company’s smart watch and earbuds, so we have to wait to see which of the new wireless charging technology will eventually be used. category of its products.
Powerbyproxy is a technology development company, so the chargers it makes are at the level of technology proof samples. This company also cooperates with prominent manufacturing companies such as Samsung, Linear and Texas Instrument for the commercial production of its products.
How the Proxi-Com charger works
The latest example of a charger made by Powerbyproxy called Proxi-Com can send energy and data at the same time as Osia chargers. to do The company’s chargers will initially support the three CAN industrial protocols used in cars, Ethernet and Digital GPIO.
Osia is also trying In cooperation with a German company, Kota wireless chargers will be used inside private and public cars by 2021 to not only charge passenger devices, but also provide the energy sensors needed by the sensors used in cars.