Companies unveil ready-to-integrate wireless charging module

30-08-2023 | Infineon | Power

Spark Connected and Infineon Technologies AG announced the market release of a 500W wireless charging solution named Yeti. The ready-to-integrate wireless charging module is aimed at the powering and charging of industrial machinery, autonomous mobile robots, AGVs, light EVs, e-Mobility and other power-intensive applications.

This industrial wireless charging module provides high power capability, delivering up to 500W of power for efficient and fast charging. It also delivers the industry’s highest efficiency of over 95%. This lowers power losses and aids thermal management, enhancing overall performance and durability. For a seamless user experience, the device provides an excellent misalignment tolerance of over 40mm in all directions. As a result, reliable charging is delivered even if the orientation is not perfectly accurate. Also, the module is widely compatible and can charge all common battery types and voltages.

This versatility makes it suitable for various industrial applications, providing convenience and adaptability. The device includes advanced features to ensure robust and safe operation. These comprise over-voltage and over-current protection to protect the charger and connected equipment from potential damage or hazards. Furthermore, it is designed for straightforward integration into existing industrial systems, facilitating fast time-to-market for companies looking to expand their charging infrastructure without significant disruption.

“We are excited to partner with Spark Connected and provide differentiated Bluetooth Low Energy microcontrollers and highly-efficient power devices for their latest Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module,” said Tony Antonacci, senior director applications marketing at Infineon Technologies. “The Yeti represents a step forward in charging power and integration, enabling industries to improve their operations and move towards an energy-efficient wire-free future.”

“Combining Spark’s disruptive wireless power technology with Infineon’s broad semiconductor portfolio, we are empowering industries to embrace the full potential of wireless charging, enabling truly autonomous systems and revolutionizing the way they operate,” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO of Spark Connected. “This production-grade module provides unparalleled efficiency and convenience, which we believe will usher in a new era of innovation and productivity to our customers.”

The device integrates Infineon’s dual-core PSoC 63 Bluetooth Low Energy MCU for intelligent control and CoolGaN products for enhanced efficiency and lowered EMI. This wireless charging system enables seamless and flexible charging, improving efficiency, productivity, and safety in industrial settings by eradicating the necessity for physical connectors and cables.

By Seb Springall