Energous, the developer of the RF based wireless power technology WattUp, have partnered with Atmosic, an energy harvesting technology company, to release an evaluation kit for wirelessly charged sensors. The evaluation kit includes Atmosic sensors and an Energous transmitter and is intended to be used by consumers who are intending to set up an IoT system using over the air (OTA) power.
This evaluation kit is intended for use with IoT systems, which are predicted to be the leading market for these types of wireless power technologies in SAR’s Wireless Power and Charging Technologies report. What is particularly interesting is the interoperability between the wireless power solutions from two different companies, although this partnership is not unexpected as Energous and Atmosic have partnered before and are both members of the AirFuel Alliance. Interoperability has been one of the driving forces behind the adoption of tightly coupled inductive charging, and SAR expects that interoperability and industry standardisation will be required before RF based wireless power solutions gain mass adoption.