Energous Wins FCC Certification of GaN-Based WattUp Near Field Wireless Charging Transmitters

Transmitter is designed to deliver higher power, enabling fast charging for wearables and more.

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Energous Corporation, a leader in next generation of wireless charging better known for its wireless charging solution WattUp®, received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of a GaN-based WattUp Near Field wireless charging transmitter. The advanced transmitter is designed to deliver higher power with improved efficiency, enabling fast charging for hearables, wearables, medical sensors and more. To be deemed fully compliant with all regulatory requirements including RF, EMC and RF safety, the NF330 had to undergo rigorous testing by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), says a press release.

“The FCC certification of the NF330 transmitter is another step forward in the roll-out of Wireless Charging 2.0,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous Corporation. “This GaN-based transmitter delivers five times more charging power, while almost doubling system efficiency compared to our CMOS-based transmitter solution, expanding charging options for consumers and manufacturers.”

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WattUp is the only technology that supports both contact-based and at-a-distance wireless charging, as well as the ability to charge multiple devices simultaneously. WattUp is a scalable, RF-based wireless charging technology that offers substantial improvements in contact-based charging efficiency, foreign object detection, orientation freedom and thermal performance compared to older, coil-based charging technologies. Similar to Wi-Fi, the WattUp ecosystem ensures interoperability between receivers and transmitters, regardless of manufacturer, making the entire ecosystem flexible and accessible for consumers and manufacturers.

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About Energous

Energous Corporation is leading the next generation of wireless charging – Wireless Charging 2.0 – with its award-winning WattUp® technology, which supports fast, efficient contact-based charging, as well as charging over-the-air. The technology can be designed into many different sized electronic devices for the home and office, as well as the medical, industrial, retail and automotive industries, and it ensures interoperability across products. As a systems solutions company, Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs. These include innovative silicon chips, antennas and software, for a large variety of applications, such as smartphones, fitness trackers, hearables, medical sensors and more.

Sam Draper
August 2, 2019

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