NuCurrent, the Northwestern-born energy startup that creates wireless power antennas and other solutions, debuted two new power products at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show currently underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The tech company announced a new line of wireless power connector alternatives at CES, including "ultra-small" power and sense modules that transfer 165 milliwatt (3.3 volt system) across a gap of up to 1.5 millimeter. NuCurrent said the power modules can be used in medical and industrial settings, and are outfitted with the company's CoolSkin Technologies, patented technologies and design that ensure high efficiency, flexibility, and durability.
"This new category of cost-sensitive power and sense products delivers solutions to real issues for applications such as portable medical, IoT sensors, robotics, lighting and security," said Michael Gotlieb, vice president of business development at NuCurrent said in a statement.
NuCurrent also announced a line of medium power wireless power coils.
“Medium power designs place a greater emphasis on the fundamental technology used and the design prowess of all in the supply chain to ensure timely designs,” explained Gotlieb in a statement. “Replacing thick, unrealistic EVM coils with NuCurrent's application/performance optimized products early in the design cycle, is an important step toward shortening a designer’s cycle time.”
NuCurrent was founded by Northwestern grad Jacob Babcock in 2009. They partner with manufacturers, such as Molex Industries and Gill Electronics to put wireless charging in desks and sports stadiums, Babcock told Chicago Inno in October. They have a team of 15, including alums of Motorola, Intel and Blackberry, and have over 50 patents granted or pending.