AirFuel Alliance Invites Participation in Development of Global RF Wireless Charging Standard

AirFuel™ Alliance, the authority on next-generation wireless power technology and standards, has invited worldwide participation in the development and release of a global interoperable standard for RF wireless charging technology.

AirFuel RF™ uses Radio Frequency waves to transfer energy wirelessly from a few centimeters up to a few meters, delivering true spatial freedom. RF waves facilitate a 3D or volumetric charging experience, also known as "uncoupled." RF technology can be integrated into the smallest of electronic devices, such as wearables, hearing aids, and IoT sensors.

Significant progress has been made on RF wireless power technology and its applications recently. This includes (i) the first products to incorporate RF wireless power technology achieving regulatory approvals in numerous global markets, and (ii) multiple use cases have emerged that can be uniquely addressed through the utilization of RF-based wireless power. Accelerating growth in the market now requires the availability of a global and interoperable standard.

Neeraj Sahejpal, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Energous Corporation and a member of the AirFuel Alliance Board of Directors, commented, RF technology offers real benefits and is set to usher in a new generation of wireless charging products. Spatial freedom, without typical size and shape limitations, multi-device charging capability, and simpler infrastructure differentiate RF-based charging from current first-generation technologies. Energous is delighted to champion the standardization of RF charging technology and help realize the full potential of Wireless Charging 2.0. by leading the AirFuel RF working group chartered to establish the final RF specifications.

While RF charging has been around for years, the application of the technology has varied widely. Standardization is important because it creates a network effect for the adoption of technology by laying the groundwork for others to follow. Emerging standards are perhaps the most powerful indicator of the maturity of RF technology, paving the way for product interoperability and infrastructure development necessary for worldwide consumer acceptance.

Addressing the key role of AirFuel RF in the future of wireless charging, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, President and Chairman of AirFuel Alliance, shared, AirFuel is leading the global charter in terms of expanding support for next-generation wireless power by including robust RF Standards in their stable of wireless power technologies. Alongside the mature AirFuel Resonant™ standard, they will now support two unique and complementary technologies that together define the next generation of wireless power.

Companies involved in RF wireless power – such as technology providers, semiconductor manufacturers, or product development teams contemplating integrating RF wireless power into products – are invited to join the initiative. As AirFuel finalizes the global RF standard, now is the time for key players to contribute to and influence the global standard being drafted by AirFuel Alliance.

AirFuel-sponsored information and training initiatives will be forthcoming to empower engineers and product development teams to deploy RF technology in their applications. 

Click here to learn more about AirFuel RF and explore options to participate in the Alliance.