Powercast OTA RF Power Transmitters Approved by FCC

July 29, 2019 Brandon Lewis

Powercast Corp.’s long-range RF-based over-the-air wireless power technology has received three new FCC certifications, bringing the company’s total number of FCC approvals to seven. The most recent certifications add retail applications to existing approvals in commercial, consumer, and industrial environments, which enable far-field OTA charging of multiple devices without range limitations or line of sight requirements.

Powercast’s PowerSpot and Powercaster far-field transmitters now fall under FCC Part 18, which specifies products that deliver continuous power to devices within a coverage area that is similar to Wi-Fi. The RF wireless power transmitters can power devices up to 80 feet away with up to 1 W of power, and leverage the 915 MHz ISM band to power devices equipped with a Powerharvester receiver chip. The energy harvested over the air is then converted to DC for direct charging or battery recharging.

Powercasts’s FCC-certified transmitters are available now from $99.

More information can be found at www.powercastco.com.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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