Electronic Products & Technology

Thin 0.3mm wireless power receiver harvests RF energy

Stephen Law   

Electronics Power Supply / Management Wireless Supply Chain power power receiver receiver RF RF wireless wireless

POWERCAST Powerharvester PCC114 wireless power receiver and RF-to-dc converter chip embeds in space-constrained consumer designs like smart cards or hearing aids. Device’s footprint (1mm x 0.6mm x 0.3mm) is seven times smaller than the existing model PCC110 and has 20 times less volume, facilitating the design of ultra-compact, wirelessly-powered devices. Unit harvests the RF energy sent over the air from either an ‘intentional’ or ‘anticipated’ RF source, then converts it to dc to directly power a batteryless device or recharge a device’s batteries.


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