Press Release – Spark Connected’s Breakthrough 30W Tablet Wireless Charging Solution

The Minotaur - A Breakthrough 30W Tablet Wireless Charging Solution
The Minotaur - A Breakthrough 30W Tablet Wireless Charging Solution

DALLAS, TEXAS. September 21, 2020.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, revealed The Minotaur wireless charging solution today – designed and engineered to charge tablets.

The Minotaur 30W solution provides breakthrough power, efficiency, flexibility, and ease of integration required to charge the thinner, portable, more powerful devices that enable our increasingly connected world. This solution is ideal for many consumer and industrial portable devices and applications available in the market today that require power levels higher than 15W including tablets, Chromebooks, large form factor smartphones, MedTech, gaming, and Industry 4.0 devices.

According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected, “I am enormously proud of the breakthroughs we have made with our 30W wireless charging technology for tablets. With the industry’s best-in-class performance at a stunning 95% efficiency, The Minotaur provides charging parity with cables and has the added benefit of backward and forward compatibility with existing wireless chargers in the market.”

The market for wirelessly charging tablets shows rapid growth. “From a wireless power technology perspective, the tablet is a relatively untapped application showing great market potential,” says Dinesh Kithany, lead industry analyst on wireless power and power supply at Omdia. “Based on Omdia Wireless Power Market Tracker, nearly 100 million tablets are expected to adopt wireless power technology in the next five years, from 2020-2024.”

Highlights of Spark Connected’s Minotaur 30W solution includes:

  • Complete 30W Transmitter and Receiver ready for product integration
  • Best-In-Class efficiency and performance at 95% DC-DC efficiency
  • Interoperability with existing wireless charging enabled smartphones and chargers
  • Foreign Object Detection (FOD) ensures safe power transfer
  • Small form factor allows integration into small and thin devices
  • Meets strict regulatory requirements
  • Powered by the Infineon XMC™ Wireless Power Controller
  • Consumer and industrial applications
Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

“I am enormously proud of the breakthroughs we have made with our 30W wireless charging technology for tablets. With the industry’s best-in-class performance at a stunning 95% efficiency, The Minotaur provides charging parity with cables and has the added benefit of backward and forward compatibility with existing wireless chargers in the market.” – Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating 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:
Marina Wolf/Ruwanga Dassanayake
(972) 855-8026
sales(at)sparkconnected.com

About Omdia

Omdia is a global technology research powerhouse, established following the merger of the research division of Informa Tech (Ovum, Heavy Reading and Tractica) and the acquired IHS Markit technology research portfolio.
We combine the expertise of over 400 analysts across the entire technology spectrum, analyzing 150 markets publishing 3,000 research solutions, reaching over 14,000 subscribers, and covering thousands of technology, media & telecommunications companies.

Our exhaustive intelligence and deep technology expertise allow us to uncover actionable insights that help our customers connect the dots in today’s constantly evolving technology environment and empower them to improve their businesses – today and tomorrow.

Press Release – Spark Connected Reveals New 30W / 45W Laptop and Tablet Wireless Charging Solution

Spark Connected Reveals New 30W / 45W Laptop and Tablet Wireless Charging Solution
Spark Connected Reveals New 30W / 45W Laptop and Tablet Wireless Charging Solution
Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, today revealed The Minotaur solution – designed and engineered to charge laptops and tablets.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands. September 17, 2019.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, today revealed The Minotaur solution – designed and engineered to charge laptops and tablets.

Many portable devices and applications available in the market today require power levels higher than 15W including laptops, tablets, large form factor smartphones, MedTech, gaming, POS (point of sale systems) and Industry 4.0 devices. The Minotaur solution provides the power, flexibility, efficiency and ease of integration required to charge the thinner, portable, more powerful devices that enable our increasingly connected world.

Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO of Spark Connected, said, “The era of wirelessly charging laptops and tablets has finally arrived and Spark Connected is at the forefront, paving the way with The Minotaur platform. We are excited to contribute and innovate within the Qi/Wireless Power Consortium in helping to extend the current 15W EPP standard to 30W and 45W.”

Highlights of Spark Connected’s Minotaur solution include:

  • Full Transmitter and Receiver solutions for 30W or 45W
  • Interoperability with Qi BPP/EPP devices
  • Single and multi-coil structures can be used
  • Small form factor allows integration into small and thin devices
  • Best-In-Class efficiency and performance
  • Powered by the Infineon XMC™ Wireless Power Controller
Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

“The era of wirelessly charging laptops and tablets has finally arrived and Spark Connected is at the forefront leading the evolution.” – Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating 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 – In Another Industry First, Spark Connected Launches New Wireless Power Solution for 5G Networks at MWC 2019

The Gorgon - 30w Telecom and Security Wireless Power from Spark Connected, Inc. The Valkyrie is a 15 Watt consumer smart phone wireless power solution.
The Gorgon - 30w Telecom and Security Wireless Power from Spark Connected, Inc. The Valkyrie is a 15 Watt consumer smart phone wireless power solution.
Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced a proprietary 30-Watt wireless power solution, named The Gorgon specifically engineered for Telecom Infrastructure and Security applications.

BARCELONA, SPAIN. February 19, 2019.

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced a proprietary 30-Watt wireless power solution, named The Gorgon specifically engineered for Telecom Infrastructure and Security applications.

The Gorgon wireless power solution consists of both a transmitter and companion receiver and is currently in field trials for 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). The solution integrates into in-building mmWave 5G products and eliminates the need to wire external antenna or FWA links, reducing overall deployment costs for network operators and makes installation simply convenient.

According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected, “Our state-of-the-art Gorgon platform is a significant step forward in making wireless power a commercial reality in 5G networks and unlocking value for mobile users in Fixed Wireless Access for commercial and residential CPE”.

Spark Connected has combined TDK’s leading-edge magnetic coils in The Gorgon wireless power solution.

“We are excited to be partnering with Spark Connected to enable innovative mid power wireless charging solutions for the telecom infrastructure and other similar emerging wireless power markets. TDK’s magnetic materials and process capabilities are key to our coil designs and are well matched to The Gorgon solution.” Said, Chris Burket, TDK’s Sr. Manager, WPT Products.

Key Features of the Spark Connected Gorgon Wireless Power Solution:

  • Complete 30 Watt proprietary wireless power system
  • Unaffected by Low-E coating on windows and glass partitions
  • Superior performance at a distance with very high DC-DC efficiency
Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

“Our state-of-the-art Gorgon platform is a significant step forward in making wireless power a commercial reality in 5G networks and unlocking value for mobile users in Fixed Wireless Access for commercial and residential CPE” – Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating 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

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan.

TDK’s comprehensive portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.

In fiscal 2018, TDK posted total sales of USD 12 billion and employed about 103,000 people worldwide.

Press Release – Snow and Darwin Tech Partners with Spark Connected

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced a proprietary 2 Watt low-power wireless charging solution, named The Pegasus specifically targeted for Consumer and IOT applications and markets, to be unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.

LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) JANUARY 08, 2019

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced a proprietary 2 Watt low-power wireless charging solution, named The Pegasus specifically targeted for Consumer and IOT applications and markets, to be unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.

Snow and Darwin Tech, have integrated this innovative wireless charging technology into Snow’s latest cutting-edge consumer grade Teeth Whitening product.

According to, Josh Elizetxe, CEO of Snow, “Innovating this new wireless charging solution into our brand new teeth whitening system will drastically change the at-home teeth whitening experience forever.”

Spark Connected’s Pegasus solution consists of both a transmitter and companion receiver. Unlike other solutions in the market that has repackaged a standard 5-watt smart phone wireless charging system, The Pegasus is specifically designed to solve the size/compact-ability, water permeability, and heat for user interaction.

“This innovation offers a consumer experience that is second-to-none by being able to simply deliver complex state-of-the-art technology to people’s homes.” said Jason Whitney, CEO at Darwin Tech.

Adding The Pegasus solution to products has the added advantage to be able to hermetically seal to protect systems from moisture and dust, giving it the ability to go completely under water and with Snow’s product specifically, the user can shower while whitening his or her teeth for convenience.

Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer of Spark Connected, said: “Collaborating with Darwin Tech and Snow to solve unique power delivery challenges by utilizing our Pegasus solution and helping accelerate their product to market has been a pleasure.”

Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

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.” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating 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, Robotics, Security, 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 combined deep domain expertise.

XMC™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.

Please forward inquiries to: sales(at)sparkconnected.com
For more information visit: https://www.sparkconnected.com
Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium

About Snow

Snow | The new age of beauty-tech

Snow is a beauty-tech industry leader, starting in the teeth whitening space and using technology to deliver industry-first solutions direct-to-consumer. With a wide range of best in class beauty products including top selling anti-aging lip products, Snow continues to innovate in the beauty and tech spaces to deliver revolutionary products and customer experiences.

For more information visit Snow and Darwin Tech.

Press Release – Spark Connected Introduces New Certified Automotive In-Cabin Wireless Charging Solution

EMI in-cabin wireless charging Spark Connected
The Beast - board for the automotive in-cabin Wireless Charging transmitter by Spark Connected, Inc.
Spark connected, a Texas based leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions with deep domain expertise, today announced its new automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution for charging smart phones.

DALLAS (PRWEB) October 31, 2018

Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced its new automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution for smartphones.

The solution named The Beast, is a 15 Watt Qi certified three-coil three-coil transmitter and is also certified for CISPR-25 Class 4 to meet strict automotive in-cabin emissions requirements for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Much can be improved with the way consumers charge their phones in their vehicles today – connectors do not always fit, cables get tangled and most of all connecting cables to devices while driving is certainly not very safe.

“The next frontier for wireless charging phones will be in the automotive segment with higher adoption rates in vehicles for ease of use and a better charging experience”, said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected. “Spark Connected’s solution has gone through a robust certification process. This allows our automotive customers to adopt our technology with confidence and ease, minimizing expensive engineering effort while accelerating their products to market. The combination of CISPR-25 Class 4 and Qi certifications sets this solution apart and ahead of others in the industry”.

FEATURE SUMMARY

  • WPC Qi v1.2.4 15 Watt EPP certified
  • CISPR 25 Class 4 certified
  • Supports all Qi certified smartphones
  • AEC-Q100 qualified
  • Supports future products and standards with a firmware upgrade
  • Fixed frequency architecture to meet strict automotive requirements
  • Full power charging with a 6 – 19V input supply, supporting stop/start
  • Supports multi-coil configurations (standard and custom)
  • Single Infineon AURIX™ Wireless Power Controller supports wireless charging, CAN and NFC interface functions and security features

In addition to Automotive, The Beast may be ideal for applications such as in-cabin smart phone charging for commercial airlines, trucks, trains, and cruise liners.

Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

“The next frontier for wirelessly charging phones will be in the automotive market with higher adoption rates in vehicles. Spark’s solution is the most advanced in the market with CISPR-25 Class 4 and Qi certifications”, said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating 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, Robotics, Security, 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 combined deep domain expertise.

AURIX™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.

Please forward inquiries to: sales(at)sparkconnected.com
For more information visit: https://www.sparkconnected.com
Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium