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

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.

Press Release – Spark Connected Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award

Spark Connected Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award
Spark Connected Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award

Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 14, 2020

Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products.

IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market, today announced that Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, has been selected as the winner of the “Wireless Technology Innovation Award” in the 4th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

Spark Connected is a global leader in developing advanced, innovative and safe wireless power technologies and solutions that benefit a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Robotics, Security, Factory Automation, IoT, Smart Home, Consumer and Telecom markets.

The 2020 IoT Breakthrough Awards program is recognizing Spark Connected for their development of an industry first 30-Watt wireless power solution, The Gorgon, engineered for Telecom Infrastructure and IoT Security applications. The Gorgon wireless power solution consists of both a transmitter and companion receiver. The solution integrates into in-building mmWave 5G products and eliminates the need to wire external antenna or FWA links, aiming to reduce overall deployment costs for network operators and simplifying installation.

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,700 nominations from companies all over the world.

“With the dawn of 5G upon us, The Gorgon platform represents a significant step forward in making wireless power a commercial reality in 5G networks,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “5G is one of the most significant wireless developments impacting the telecom and IoT industry, and Spark Connected is marching forward understanding that the 5G future is now. Wireless technology is a wide arena and we congratulate Spark Connected and the Gorgon platform for “breaking through” the industry with their significant achievement in the IoT space.”

“We are committed to making the promises of 5G technology a reality, and we are confident that our Gorgon solution will deliver “breakthrough” results for our Telecom Infrastructure and IoT customers,” said Ken Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Spark Connected. “The Gorgon unlocks true value for mobile users in Fixed Wireless Access for commercial and residential CPE. The applications for The Gorgon are nearly endless and include not only 5G CPE, but security cameras, smart and connected home and factory automation to name a few. We are extremely proud to be recognized by IoT Breakthrough and consider this a strong validation of our innovative drive at Spark Connected.”

The Gorgon wireless power platform can transmit 30 Watts of power wirelessly and can be integrated in 5G telecom fixed wireless access nodes. The Gorgon transmitter continuously provides power from the inside of the home to the receiver 5G antenna on the outside of the window in the home.

The Gorgon platform is also being integrated in outdoor security cameras. The cameras can be attached to the outside of the window along with The Gorgon wireless power receiver, and the main power unit is attached to the window inside the home along with The Gorgon wireless power transmitter. This results in a simple installation where the inside and outside units are attached without the need to breach the weatherproof barrier by drilling through walls.


About IoT Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.

Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO

“We are committed to making the promises of 5G technology a reality, and we are confident that our Gorgon solution will deliver “breakthrough” results for our Telecom Infrastructure and IoT customers.” – Ken Moore, Chief Executive 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

CEO of startup is consumed with how to power the world…wirelessly

Spark Connected in Dallas Business Journal - Tech Titans
Spark Connected in Dallas Business Journal - Tech Titans

By Rob Schneider – Managing Editor – Events, Dallas Business Journal

Ken Moore of Spark Connected is a finalist in the Technology Inventor Award category for the 2019 Tech Titan awards. Category winners will be announced at an awards event on Friday, Aug. 23. For more information about the awards event, click here.

As CEO of Spark Connected Ken Moore is working on developing disruptive wireless power technology that can be used for a host of technology from automotive to consumer to medical to Internet of Things applications.
“My role is to ensure Spark is in a position to bring about our vision of replacing power cables with wireless power,” Moore said.

Moore worked for many years at Texas Instruments at first designing talking toys and eventually moving to integrated circuits for hard disk drives, then wireless phones and other telecom equipment. He followed by working in Dallas in product development and then into business roles. He left TI in 2011 and joined the startup world. In 2017, he formed Spark Connected.

Moore answered other questions from the Business Journal about technology.

What is the biggest challenge facing your organization in 2019? How do you plan to succeed?

Our biggest challenge is scaling the organization. We have had very good success in the market, and customers are excited about what we are doing…. however, that means we have more opportunities to support, and more solutions to develop. The management team and I are raising capital now to expand the team and our facilities in order to address the increased demand.

Who is your technology hero?

While at TI, I had the chance to meet the great Jack Kilby (inventor of the integrated circuit.) I was never big on hero worship growing up, but it really affected me when I found out I was going to meet (him.) Here was the person who was responsible for our entire industry; the reason so many of us had (and continue) to study electrical and computer engineering. And he was such a kind, unassuming person. You could tell, even after the Nobel Prize and the fame, he was still an engineer like me at heart. It was an amazing experience.

What is something people aren’t thinking about that will change technology in the next few years?

The world is filled with companies that work with data. … But there are not nearly as many companies that are looking at the power needed to do all these things. Lots of sensors are very useful, but they still need power to run. How do we power all these smart things we carry around or are present in the world around us, and do it in a way that is safe and efficient? There are ideas, but there are also big hurdles. We have much more work to do before power is available everywhere cellular data is available. Once we achieve that goal, a whole new world of applications opens up that just aren’t possible today.

Can you recall the moment you decided what you wanted to do professionally?

I had always been interested in taking things apart. Alarm clocks, radios…whatever I could get my hands on. Then in the mid 1970s, my father brought me to “bring your sons/daughters to work day”, and sat me down in front of a very early computer terminal. He ran a program and the computer asked me my name. When I typed in my name, it responded “Hello Ken, my name is PDP. Would you like to play a game with me?” I was completely fascinated. After that, it was all about technology, and that feeling still remains the same today.

What should we be teaching children about technology in school right now that we aren’t?

That everything in this world, especially the business world, is about human interaction. … And our technology and business leaders of tomorrow will still need to know how to interact directly with other people, face-to-face, in order to be successful.

Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO

“My role is to ensure Spark is in a position to bring about our vision of replacing power cables with wireless power.” – Ken Moore, Chief Executive 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 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

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
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Press Release – Former IDT CEO Joins Spark Connected as an Advisory Board Member

Jeffrey S. McCreary, Spark Connected Advisory Board
Jeffrey S. McCreary, Spark Connected Advisory Board
Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced that Jeffrey McCreary has joined Spark Connected as an advisory board member.

DALLAS, TEXAS (PRWEB) DECEMBER 05, 2018

DALLAS, TEXAS. December 4, 2018. Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today announced that Jeffrey McCreary has joined Spark Connected as an advisory board member.

McCreary served as interim President and CEO of IDT and ISOLA during major turnaround initiatives. He is a former Senior Vice-President of Texas Instruments and managed the World-Wide Sales and Marketing organizations. At TI, Jeff contributed in several other executive positions, including General Manager of Advanced Logic Products and General Manager of Worldwide Military Semiconductors.

”The convenience and effectiveness of wireless power makes it one of the most important technological developments in the industry,“ said Jeff McCreary. “The complexity of the solutions, however, demand domain expertise and a commitment fortified by experience. The team at Spark Connected reflects these attributes and that is one of the many reasons I am pleased to join them as an advisor,” said McCreary.

Jeff is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and a member of the board of directors of Benchmark Electronics (BHE). He previously served as a director of technology companies: Integrated Device Technology (IDTI); MIPS Technologies (MIPS); the Gennum Corporation (GND); and, the Isola Group.

“On behalf of the entire organization, we warmly welcome Jeff to our advisory board,“ said Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer, Spark Connected. “Jeff brings broad industry experience and a track record of success having led global semiconductor companies. His counsel will be invaluable to Spark as we continue to innovate and grow in new wireless power markets and applications.”

Jeffrey S. McCreary, Spark Connected Advisory Board

The convenience and effectiveness of wireless power makes it one of the most important technological developments in the industry. The complexity of the solutions, demand domain expertise and a commitment fortified by experience. The team at Spark Connected reflects these attributes.”, said Jeffrey McCreary, Advisory Board Member at Spark Connected.

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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.

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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