18 August 2023
Spark Connected and Infineon unveil 500W industrial wireless charging module
Spark Connected of Dallas, TX, USA (which develops wireless power technology for industrial, automotive, aerospace and consumer applications) and Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany, have announced the market release of the Yeti 500W ready-to-integrate wireless charging module, targeted at industrial machinery, autonomous mobile robots, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), light electric vehicles (LEVs), e-Mobility and other power-intensive applications.
The Yeti 500W integrates Infineon’s dual-core PSoC 63 Bluetooth Low Energy MCU for intelligent control and its CoolGaN products for improved efficiency and reduced EMI.
Available for customer sampling from third-quarter 2023, the Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module features high-power capability, delivering up to 500W of power for efficient and fast charging. It also has what is claimed to be the industry’s highest efficiency of over 95%. This not only reduces power losses but also facilitates thermal management, improving overall performance and durability. For a seamless user experience, the Yeti 500W offers misalignment tolerance of over 40mm in all directions, so reliable charging is ensured even if the orientation is not perfectly accurate. In addition, the module is widely compatible and can charge all common battery types and voltages.
This versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, offering convenience and adaptability. The Yeti 500W incorporates advanced features to ensure robust and safe operation. These include over-voltage and over-current protection to protect both the charger and connected equipment from potential damage or hazards. Furthermore, it is designed for easy integration into existing industrial systems, enabling fast time-to-market for companies looking to expand their charging infrastructure without significant disruption.
“We are excited to partner with Spark Connected and provide differentiated Bluetooth Low Energy microcontrollers and highly efficient power devices for their latest Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module,” says Tony Antonacci, senior director applications marketing at Infineon Technologies. “The Yeti represents a step forward in charging power and integration, enabling industries to improve their operations and move towards an energy-efficient wire-free future,” he adds.
“Combining Spark’s disruptive wireless power technology with Infineon’s broad semiconductor portfolio, we are empowering industries to embrace the full potential of wireless charging, enabling truly autonomous systems and revolutionizing the way they operate,” says Spark Connected’s chief operating officer Ruwanga Dassanayake. “This production-grade module provides unparalleled efficiency and convenience, which we believe will usher in a new era of innovation and productivity to our customers.”