Press Release – Spark Connected Unveils new Qi 15W Automotive In-Cabin Wireless Charging Solution Powered by AURIX™ and Traveo™ II

The Beast 2.0 - Qi 15W Automotive In-Cabin Wireless Charging Solution Powered by AURIX™ and Traveo™ II
The Beast 2.0 - Qi 15W Automotive In-Cabin Wireless Charging Solution Powered by AURIX™ and Traveo™ II

DALLAS, TEXAS. March 29, 2021.

Spark Connected announces The Beast 2.0 – the industry’s first 15 Watt automotive in-cabin wireless charging solution that meets the latest Qi requirements.

The groundbreaking Beast 1.0 solution, certified for Qi v1.2.4 in 2018 with millions of units deployed worldwide in vehicles today, was the industry’s first reference design that was certified CISPR-25 Class 4, providing unparalleled EMC performance in the market.

According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected, “Spark Connected is continuing to dominate and pave the way in wireless charging for the automotive industry. Our newest feature-rich Beast 2.0 solution will help our customers easily integrate the technology and significantly improve the safety and performance over other solutions in the market today.”

The new Beast 2.0 continues this market leadership in EMC performance, allowing customers an easy-to-implement solution that meets strict OEM requirements.  In addition to its impressive EMC capability, the Beast 2.0 also meets all requirements of the latest Qi requirements and it provides class-leading safety features and a wide input supply range that provides continuous charging even during vehicle stop/start events. Foreign Object Detection (FOD) is improved over other solutions in the market, increasing user safety while still providing a flexible charging experience.

Authentication between smartphone and charger is an important feature of the Beast 2.0.  Secured authentication contributes to device and user safety by protecting against fake chargers.

“The Beast 2.0 is powered by our optimized automotive wireless power microcontrollers based on leading key architectures AURIX™ and Traveo™ II”, said Ralf Ködel Senior Director Marketing Microcontroller at Infineon Technologies AG. “These controllers help the next-generation in-cabin wireless charging systems to meet strict automotive safety, security, environmental and regulatory requirements, while still enabling industry-leading charging performance and efficiency.”

Highlights of the Spark Connected Beast 2.0 15W solution include:

  • Latest WPC Qi functionality
  • Supports 15W charging for Qi certified devices
  • Supports fast charging enabled devices
  • Secure authentication between smartphone and charger
  • Unique coil driver architecture meets CISPR-25 Class 4 EMC requirements
  • Improved accuracy Foreign Object Detection (FOD)
  • Wide range 6 -19V input supply; supports vehicle stop/start
  • NFC/RFID tag detection
  • AUTOSAR support
  • Single Infineon Wireless Power Controller provides complete functionality
  • Supports future products and standards with field-upgradeable Pantheon™ software
Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO
Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO
Portrait of Ralf Ködel, Senior Director Product Marketing & Management Microcontroller at Infineon Technologies
Ralf Ködel, Senior Director Product Marketing & Management Microcontroller at Infineon Technologies

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 Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. In the 2020 fiscal year (ending 30 September), Infineon reported revenue of more than €8.5 billion with a workforce of some 46,700 people worldwide. Following the acquisition of the US company Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon is now a global top 10 semiconductor company.

Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at infineon.com.

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