6 July 2022
GaN Systems and PowerSphyr co-developing 30W, 100W and 500W industrial and automotive wireless charging solutions
GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications) and wireless energy technology developer PowerSphyr Inc of Danville, CA, USA are collaborating to deliver a portfolio of end-to-end wireless power solutions (30W, 100W and 500W) for industrial and automotive applications worldwide. Combined with new and enhanced levels of customer service and support, the new portfolio provides what is said to be an easy path to obtain the most compact, wireless power solutions with industry-leading performance and cost.
The development builds on a multi-year strategic partnership to develop GaN-based wireless power systems. The partnership combines PowerSphyr’s years of power technology expertise and GaN Systems’ gallium nitride semiconductors. For example, PowerSphyr is now implementing GaN Systems’ power semiconductors on the receiver of the wireless charging solution in addition to the transmitter. The combination delivers easy-to-use, high-performance and completely wireless charging solutions — the ongoing collaboration results in continuous innovation of hardware and firmware solutions that adhere to wireless charging standards.
“Our combined efforts will bring cutting-edge solutions, as well as comprehensive service and support, to our industrial and automotive clients,” says PowerSphyr’s CEO Will Wright. “GaN Systems and PowerSphyr are aligned around our strategic vision to pioneer new and advanced wireless charging solutions,” he adds. “By partnering with GaN Systems, with their proven ability to rapidly deliver a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class GaN power semiconductors, and PowerSphyr’s expertise in wireless power system design, we will enter a new stage of wireless power.”
GaN-based wireless power solutions enable higher device placement, spatial freedom, and more extensive air gaps between transmitter and receiver. GaN transistors are optimal for maximizing efficiency in applications from 30W up to several kilowatts – far more significant than what is possible with traditional silicon solutions.
“Our expertise in GaN power semiconductors, combined with PowerSphyr’s proven portfolio of wireless power technologies, is changing the game in wireless power charging,” reckons GaN Systems’ CEO Jim Witham. “Today’s announcement is pivotal as industrial and automotive customers can get high-performance wireless charging technologies powered by GaN and a full suite of service and support offerings. This will accelerate our customers’ momentum, ease of use, and time-to-market.”