Ossia, the company behind FCC-approved Cota® Real Wireless Power™ — the patented technology that delivers power over-the-air, at a distance, and without the need for line-of-sight — announced the release of its next-generation Cota 5.8GHz Dev Kit, which will provide the opportunity for organizations to be first in evaluating the smaller size and increased power capabilities of Cota using the 5.8 GHz ISM radio-frequency, as compared to Cota 2.4GHz.
The first-generation Cota 5.8 GHz has been in operation since 2020, but this next-generation system has been developed for commercial scalability. The next-gen Cota 5.8GHz system, with its smaller size and increased power delivery, expands the potential applications of Real Wireless Power integrations. The Cota 5.8GHz Dev Kit includes everything organizations need to evaluate the technology and understand how and where best to integrate it into their own products and electronic devices.
Cota 2.4GHz has been successfully leveraged in many different types of devices, including asset trackers, universal bases, electronic shelf labels, cordless power tables, and more.
"Different devices need different levels of power. Cota 2.4GHz is excellent for many applications, while Cota 5.8GHz greatly expands our partners' potential use cases," said Doug Stovall, CEO at Ossia. "We're hearing from customers that they want power delivered over air — automatically, continuously, and reliably — to small, light-weight IoT devices that are on the move. They don't want to have to rely on employees to manage chargers, plugging in, or battery swaps. Cota 5.8GHz solves for these problems and more. It's exactly what they've been waiting for."
Like all developer kits, Cota 5.8GHz Dev Kit is an opportunity for customers to "touch and feel" the technology themselves. The benefit of the dev kit is so that a customer can start to integrate Cota Real Wireless Power into their devices with the Reference Design Kit provided.
Just like Cota 2.4GHz, Cota 5.8GHz is radio-frequency-based Real Wireless Power that is delivered over air, at a distance, without wires or charging pads. It does not require line of sight and continues to deliver power without interruption even when the transmitter is around a corner or in another room or when the receiving device is on the move.
The dev kits will ship in early 2023. After the evaluation period, Ossia is offering select pricing to Dev Kit customers to expedite speed to market. Click here to learn more about the Cota Next Gen 5.8GHz Dev Kit.