Powercast introduces Lifetime Power Evaluation and Development Kit
Powercast is introducing for purchase the Lifetime Power Evaluation and Development Kit. This kit provides the components that an engineer, product designer, academic researcher, or student needs to explore RF-based wireless power (RF energy harvesting) and to create rapid prototype products that use RF-based wireless power as part of their embedded power system. “Powercast is packaging our patented and proprietary technology in a way that allows a community of interested and engaged technologists to use RF wireless power without complication,” stated Steve Day, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning. “This is not a product, but a learning tool that Powercast followers wanted.”
The kit supports designing RF energy harvesting for wireless sensor networks by providing components for recharging batteries (Rechargeable Alkaline and Lithium Ion) and powering battery-free wireless sensors. There are several energy harvesting technologies being developed for wireless sensors, but an RF-based wireless power system has the unique ability to be controlled for continuous, scheduled, or on-demand far-field wireless power.