Spark Connected has been elected to multiple co-chair positions at the Wireless Power Consortium

Spark Connected has been awarded co-chair positions at the Wireless Power Consortium.
Spark Connected has been awarded co-chair positions at the Wireless Power Consortium.

Dallas, TX. February 21, 2020.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, has been elected to co-chair positions at the Wireless Power Consortium.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, has been elected to co-chair positions at the Wireless Power Consortium.

Ken Moore, CEO, was elected to the Co-Chair of the WPC Mobile/Laptop Task Force. This task force develops an extension of the Qi Specification that enables laptop charging up to 60W and maintains compatibility with Qi chargers and Qi receivers.

Emanuel Stingu, CTO, was elected to both the Co-Chair of the Automotive Application Group and the New Power Transmitter Review Task Force. The Automotive Application Group discusses requirements for implementing Qi in automotive applications and works to support the WPC members that develop applications in the automotive space voice their concerns and implement solutions that improve the safety and the reliability of the Qi standard.

The New Power Transmitter Review Task Force helps member companies innovate and at the same time guarantee that every new TX design is well designed, safe and fully interoperable, and introduces the 30W-45W transmitter types in the Qi specification.


About WPC

Established in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium is an open, collaborative standards development group of more than 500 member companies from around the globe. WPC’s member companies are large and small competitors and ecosystem partners representing brands from all parts of the industry and all parts of the globe. Members collaborate with a single purpose: worldwide compatibility of all wireless chargers and wireless power sources.

As wireless charging continues to evolve beyond consumer handheld devices, there are myriad of other new applications, such as laptops, tablets, drones, robots, connected car and the intelligent cordless kitchen. The WPC maintains and develops standards for a variety of different wireless power applications. This includes:

  • The Qi standard, for smartphones and other portable mobile devices. Qi delivers up to 15W today. A future extension will also deliver up to 60W to enable laptop charging in addition to charging smartphones and other portable mobile devices with wide positioning freedom.
  • The Ki Cordless Kitchen standard, for kitchen appliances, for delivering up to 2,200W.
  • The Medium Power standard, a simple low-cost solution delivering 30 – 200W for power tools, robotic vacuum cleaners, e-bikes, and other battery-powered devices that don’t require compatibility with the Qi standard for mobile phones charging.

With more than 5000 different Qi Certified wireless charging products in the market, the WPC uses a network of independent authorized test labs around the globe that test specific properties for safety, interoperability, and usability. Spark Connected is proud to serve on these committees and task forces, and advance the future of wireless charging and power in the market.

Emanuel Stingu Spark Connected, CTO

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.

Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Please forward inquiries to:
Marina Wolf/Ruwanga Dassanayake
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

Press Release – Spark Connected Augments LiDAR with Wireless Power Technology

Press Release - The Phoenix wireless power solution by Spark Connected

Spark Connected Wireless Power Solution for LiDAR in Autonomous Vehicles

Spark Connected’s new solution named Phoenix, is designed and engineered to wirelessly power LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) applications.

DALLAS, TEXAS. August 20, 2019.

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced a proprietary high-performance wireless power solution, named The Phoenix designed and engineered for LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) applications.

From self-driving autonomous vehicles to automated services robots in residential to floor robots in connected factories (Industry 4.0), LiDAR can be used to measure distance to a target by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflected light with a sensor and thereby creating a 3D map for the application to operate.

“Basic concepts of LIDAR are the same as radar and sonar. While the technology has been around for a while LiDAR is finding more applications as we live in a more automated world. The Phoenix is a unique solution that can power this technology wirelessly in brushless motor environments,” said Emanuel Stingu, Chief Technology Officer at Spark Connected.

Key Features of the Spark Connected Phoenix Wireless Power Solution:

  • Up to 30W power delivery across higher distances and through rotating assemblies
  • Solution includes transmitter and receiver
  • Custom and irregular shaped charging coils
  • Powered by the Infineon AURIX™ or XMC™ Wireless Power Controller
Emanuel Stingu Spark Connected, CTO

“The Phoenix is a unique solution that can power LiDAR applications wirelessly in brushless motor environments” – Emanuel Stingu, Chief Technology Officer at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.
Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Please forward inquiries to:
Dana Veal/Ruwanga Dassanayake
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

For more information visit: https://www.sparkconnected.com

Press Release – Spark Connected Boosts VR/AR and Gaming with New Wireless Charging Solution

Press Release - The Griffin wireless power solution by Spark Connected
Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced wireless power system solutions, announced a unique high-performance wireless power solution named The Griffin, designed and engineered for VR/AR and Gaming applications.

DALLAS, TEXAS. April 8, 2019.

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced a proprietary high-performance wireless charging solution, named The Griffin designed and engineered for VR/AR and Gaming applications.

From entertainment, to education, to industrial and robotic applications, Virtual and Augmented Reality have become mainstream technologies for advanced user interfaces. The Griffin, comprising both a wireless power transmitter and companion receiver, provides a complete system that can integrate into an end-product resulting in an unparalleled user charging experience.

“One of the exciting advantages of The Griffin platform from a technical perspective is its ability to charge almost any form factor using custom antennas. In the VR and gaming space, this is critical in solving many of our customers’ challenges. The resonant technology in The Griffin not only provides a flexible platform for charging today’s VR headsets, but also provides a way to charge multiple handheld controllers as well. So while our customers bring new innovations to the VR headset which provide freedom of movement that challenges the 5 senses, we believe that freedom of movement should apply to charging devices in the real world as well.” said Emanuel Stingu, Chief Technology Officer at Spark Connected.

Key Features of the Spark Connected Griffin Wireless Power Solution:

  • Complete Transmitter and Receiver Wireless Power System
  • Supports Wirelessly Charging One-to-one and Multiple-devices
  • Unparalleled User Experience in Charging
Emanuel Stingu Spark Connected, CTO

“One of the exciting advantages of The Griffin platform from a technical perspective is its ability to charge almost any form factor using custom antennas. In the VR and gaming space, this is critical in solving many of our customers’ challenges.” – Emanuel Stingu, Chief Technology Officer at Spark Connected.

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly
Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.
Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Please forward inquiries to:
Dana Veal
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

For more information visit: https://www.sparkconnected.com