Energous, e-peas Partner on 1W Wireless Power Transmission Evaluation Kit for the Internet of Things

Kit bundles a 1W WattUp PowerBridge transmitter with optimized antenna and energy harvesting hardware for low-power devices.

Wireless power transmission company Energous and energy harvesting specialist e-peas have announced a joint development bundle designed for those looking to experiment with 1W radio-based wireless power for the Internet of Things (IoT): the Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit.

"The fast-growing IoT ecosystem includes a wide range of sensors, tags, trackers, and other devices that require reliable and consistent power to deliver on their tremendous value," says Cesar Johnston, Energous' chief executive, of the bundle. "Our new Wireless Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit demonstrates the ability to harvest RF-based energy being transmitted by our WattUp PowerBridges and provides IoT device manufacturers with a platform for accelerated product development."

"The combination of Energous and e-peas technology," adds e-peas' chief marketing officer Christian Ferrier, "brings a complete solution from transmitter to receiver enabling developers to power IoT edge devices and remove battery maintenance drawbacks for the target markets."

The bundle combines Energous' 1W WattUp PowerBridge RF wireless power transmitter with two e-peas evaluation boards: one to handle the actual energy harvesting, and the other showing off a high-efficiency antenna design optimized specifically to capture as much energy from the transmitter as possible.

Energous is taking orders for the development kit on its website at $599; a bundle, which includes the kit plus a training course to take place at SIDO Lyon in France on September 15th is also available at $999.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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