Automotive In-Cabin 15W Wireless Charger – Eval Module featured in PowerPulse

The Beast - in-cabin wireless charging solution featured in PowerPulse.net
The Beast - in-cabin wireless charging solution featured in PowerPulse.net

March 26, 2020. Featured on PowerPulse.net.

The KIT_AURIX_TC21_SC wireless power transmitter evaluation module from Infineon Technologies is a high-performance, easy-to-use development system for the design of automotive in-cabin wireless charging solutions.

The KIT_AURIX_TC21_SC wireless power transmitter evaluation module from Infineon Technologies is a high-performance, easy-to-use development system for the design of automotive in-cabin wireless charging solutions. The system supports all the basic functions of a Qi-compliant, wireless charger for automotive applications.

The three-coil transmitter provides the designer a certified platform that drastically reduces the development time of their end application.  The system supports WPC v1.2.4 receivers up to 15W, as well as all legacy Qi certified receivers.  Smartphones with proprietary fast charge capability are also supported.

Additional features and future standards changes can be supported by the easy-to-upgrade software. The KIT_AURIX_TC21_SC wireless power transmitter evaluation module was developed in cooperation with Spark Connected.

The Beast - block diagram - Automotive in-cabin Wireless Charging transmitter by Spark Connected, Inc.

Key Features:

  • WPC Qi v1.2.4 certified
  • CISPR-25 Class 4 certified
  • Supports full 15W charging
  • Support fast charging enabled devices (7.5W and 9W)
  • Unique power drive architecture minimizes EMI
  • Improved accuracy Foreign Object Detection (FOD)
  • Full power with a 6 -19V input supply, supporting vehicle stop/start
  • Fixed frequency architecture meets strict automotive requirements
  • Supports future products and standards with a firmware upgrade
  • Single Infineon AURIX™ Controller
  • Built-in CAN interface for integration into communication infrastructure
  • AUTOSAR support
  • Built-in security functionality
  • NFC radio interface for additional functionality and safety features
  • Future: Qi v1.3 including Authentication
  • Optional active thermal management, system monitoring and charge-rate foldback

Benefits:

  • Full power 15 W without exotic thermal management
  • Supports custom charging profiles and industry standards on the same hardware
  • Supports custom coils, and greater than three coils
  • Foreign Object Detection (FOD) with improved accuracy quality-factor monitoring
  • Achieves charging rates equivalent to wired charging
  • Foreign object detection capability can be extended beyond existing standards to improve detection
The KIT_AURIX_TC21_SC wireless power transmitter evaluation module. Power Pulse and Infineon

The KIT_AURIX_TC21_SC wireless power transmitter evaluation module.

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 around €8 billion with about 41,400 employees worldwide. 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). Please visit Infineon more information.

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 awarded 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 awarded co-chair positions at the Wireless Power Consortium.

Ken Moore, CEO, was awarded 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 awarded 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