Press Release – Spark Connected Announces New 300W Industrial Wireless Charging Solution Powered by AURIX™

The Yeti - 300W Industrial Wireless Power
The Yeti - 300W Industrial Wireless Power

DALLAS, TEXAS. November 2, 2020.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, revealed The Yeti 300 Watt wireless charging solution today – the industry’s highest power level.

The 300W Yeti solution merges the industry’s highest power with flexible one-to-one charging, and power delivery at greater than 95% efficiency. The system is powered directly from AC mains power to improve reliability and minimize installation challenges. It is ideal for harsh industrial environments in Industry 4.0 applications, factories, warehouses and e-mobility fleet management that require products to be hermetically sealed while still providing a flexible charging experience.

According to Emanuel Stingu, Chief Technology Officer at Spark Connected, “High power levels in wireless power applications have been elusive for a long time. Achieving high power transfer in practical implementations has always been a compromise between efficiency, safety, reliability and user experience. The Spark Connected solution with it’s unique system architecture together with the Pantheon™ wireless power control software, provides all these with no compromise in an easy to use package”.

“Combining state of the art wireless power technology and domain expertise from Spark Connected with the scalable AURIX™ Microcontroller portfolio has resulted in an exciting breakthrough solution. The Yeti addresses the need for safety and security for advanced industrial applications that will enable an industry 300W solution to the market, extending our joint roadmap for wireless power”, says Ralf Ködel, Senior Director Marketing & Management Microcontroller at Infineon technologies.

Highlights of Spark Connected’s Yeti 300W solution include:

  • Full end-to-end 300-Watt wireless charging system
  • Superior performance at >95% efficiency (DC-DC)
  • System includes both receiver and transmitter
  • Complete battery charging and management function
  • Spark Connected Pantheon™ intelligent control wireless power software
  • Transmitter can be powered directly from 85V – 264V AC line voltage
  • Built-in safety features including robust metallic Foreign Object Detection (FOD)
  • Supports future products and standards changes with a simple software upgrade
  • Meets strict regulatory requirements
  • Industry’s highest power levels using the smallest coils
  • Applications: Industry 4.0, autonomous robots, floor care, drones, medical devices, underwater sensors, power tools, e-bikes
Emanuel Stingu Spark Connected, CTO
Emanuel Stingu, CTO
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 is the key to a better future. In the 2019 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the Company reported sales of €8.0 billion with around 41.400 employees worldwide. With the acquisition of US-based Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon has become 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:

https://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/microcontroller/32-bit-tricore-microcontroller/32-bit-tricore-aurix-tc2xx/aurix-family-tc21xsc/

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 and Vega partner on EVX Supercar

Spark Connected and Vega partner on the 804hp Electric Super Car At The Geneva International Motor Show 2020 - The Beast
Spark Connected and Vega partner on the 804hp Electric Super Car At The Geneva International Motor Show 2020 - The Beast

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. February 17, 2020.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, announced today a partnership with Vega Innovations on the electric vehicle, In-Cabin wireless charging solution.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, announced today a partnership with Vega Innovations on the electric vehicle, In-Cabin wireless charging solution.

Vega EVX, the all-electric supercar has integrated Spark Connected’s in-cabin wireless charging technology, based on the solution named The Beast, into its luxurious cockpit. Supporting all fast charge smartphones, the solution provides an integrated smart phone wireless charging feature, complementing the Vega’s state-of-the-art interior and technology features.

According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected, “The very talented team of innovators at Vega has actualized an impressive feat in launching the stunning VEGA EVX. We are pleased to have partnered with the team in combining Spark’s automotive in-cabin wireless charging technology into the Vega. Very proud of this exciting milestone for Sri Lanka on the world stage”.

Vega Innovations combined dual electric motors and a light carbon-fiber construction, allowing the Vega EVX to retain its remarkably light weight of 2,090kg even with a dense on-board lithium-ion battery pack. This is a result of innovative packaging, safety, battery management, system hardware, as well as firmware and software technologies.

According to CEO Harsha Subasinghe, “The Vega EVX is South Asia’s first all-electric supercar which uses innovative, modular and fully scalable systems that can be customized to optimize performance and drive-train technology. Our partnership with Ruwanga and his Spark Connected team has been great that has resulted in a high performance and EMI best-in-class wireless charging solution that further enhances the user experience in the Vega”.

The Beast-based in-cabin wireless charging solution is a high performance solution that meetings stringent requirements for integration into the automotive cockpit. The solution has been certified CISPR-25 Class 4, an industry first, to meet strict automotive in-cabin emissions requirements for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO

“The very talented team of innovators at Vega has actualized an impressive feat in launching the stunning VEGA EVX. We are pleased to have partnered with the team in combining Spark’s automotive in-cabin wireless charging technology into the Vega. Very proud of this exciting milestone for Sri Lanka on the world stage.” – 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 Vega Innovations

Vega Innovations is an electric vehicle (EV) automobile manufacture of electric super cars, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vega also designs and manufactures EV components such as high-performance inverters, drivetrains and battery packs; as well as provide EV research and development (R&D) services to clients worldwide.

Founded in 2013 December by Dr. Harsha Subasinghe CEO of CodeGen International and Dr Beshan Kulapala, with a vision of building high performance, cost effective, sustainable technologies to disrupt the EV market. On its six-year journey, Vega has developed South Asia’s first electric super car, Vega EVX, and will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2020. Vega is also developing alternative, mass market, transportation vehicles with its international partners. Vega Innovations is a startup company, part of CodeGen International.

For more information visit Vega Innovations.