Powercast’s recently announced development kit contains everything manufacturers need to design wireless devices incorporating the company’s wireless power technology. The kit includes Powercast’s FCC-approved Powercaster transmitter, battery recharging boards, a Powerharvester evaluation board and receiving antennas, BLE radio boards, and a first generation of the new PowerSpot transmitter.
The FCC-approved Powercaster transmitter targets commercial and industrial wearables, smart cards, and sensor applications, for wirelessly powering enabled devices up to 80 feet.
The first-generation PowerSpot transmitter is intended for manufacturers to embed in their products so they become sources of wireless power themselves, able to automatically charge multiple devices around them. The smarter, fully-featured PowerSpot intended as a standalone transmitter for recharging consumer devices is undergoing FCC testing.