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The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter brings to you an exciting talk on next generation wireless charging in its October technical meeting

This event is co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Power and Energy Society Santa Clara Valley chapters.


The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0

Speaker: Cesar A. Johnston, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Energous Corporation

Abstract: The technical concepts behind Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) are fascinating, but its technology development has been slow for multiple reasons. Simply put, the idea of transmitting power to charge any electronic device without plugging in cables is not an easy feat.

Early pioneering experiments by Tesla showed the feasibility of power transmission. But, the research efforts were largely dismantled due to government regulations and financial concerns. Several other research attempts have since been tried, including charging helicopters and planes at far distances while flying. But, overall none of these efforts ever resulted in commercial products.

Defining a commercially-viable WPT technology roadmap has been challenging, but we are making great progress. Today’s presentation will cover WPT production technology status, a technology evolutionary view, challenges leading to a phased WPT deployment and how we are positioned to overcome them. We will then discuss the Wireless Charging 2.0 market opportunities, and close by presenting a solution with a set of dedicated low-cost semiconductor devices and their application for implementation and deployment of WPT consumer products.


6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, Food, Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Talk
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Q&A and Networking

Admission Fee:
(Please register in advance. If you cannot register in advance, you can still show up at the door, but seating is not guaranteed. Please allow extra time for NVIDIA security sign in.)
IEEE CES members – free
IEEE Student members – free
IEEE members – $4 if you prepay, $5 at door)
non-members – $9 if you prepay, $10 at door
You do not need to be an IEEE member to attend!
(If you wish to be a member of IEEE, click here)


October 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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