CNX Software has been contacted by another company working in the field with Guru Inc launching the GuRu mini evaluation kit capable of wireless power transmitting several watts within a desk using a 24 GHz chip.
There are very few details about the internals of the transmitter and receiver, but the company told CNX Software GuRu developed its own 24GHz chip built in a standard CMOS process. The chip is said to use “Smart RF Lensing power transfer, enabled via highly focused, intelligently-controlled millimeter waves” in order to increase both power transfer and range by up to 10 times, as well as deliver smaller and cheaper devices.
The (G3100-005-EVK) wireless power transfer evaluation kit is comprised of the following components/accessories:
- A generator unit (GU) suitable for desktop environment
- Two 5V recovery units (RU) with connector to adapter board (More units can be provided on request)
- Two USB load boards
- A header load board
- An LED load board
- A 15/20V USB-C power supply for the GU
- A 3-meter USB-C cable
- A 1-meter micro USB cable
- Two RU camera mount adapters
- Two RU stands
- Memory sticks and user manual
The GuRu name comes from Generator Unit (GU) and Recovery Unit (RU) which are respectively the transmitter and the receiver. The way I understand you’d then be able to connect loads to the RU either the LED board, USB devices or other devices connected via the LED board, and test/evaluation various range and power levels. The generator unit supports wireless
power transfer at-a-distance (WPT-AD) solution for multiple recovery units at the same time.
If you are interested, you can leave a request to obtain the company’s wireless power transfer evaluation kit.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.