Finding the Right Coils for Wireless Power Transfer
Würth Elektronik eiSos claims the position as the manufacturer with the world's broadest product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Now the company provides developers with a tool to simplify selection of the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match, like the world's most precise AC loss calculator for power inductors, is another offering from the RED EXPERT Toolbox. Also like the other tools in RED EXPERT, Mix and Match shows online accessible product specifications are based on extensive electrical performance measurements of the individual modules in sample applications.
The WE-WPCC (Wireless Power Charging Coil) product group offers a wide selection of coils for various types of wireless power applications â€“ extending across consumer electronics, industrial applications through to medical technology. Some combinations of transmitter and receiver coils work perfectly, some only with larger transmission losses, and then there are combinations that must be advised against, because the coils may have the wrong size ratio, for example.
â€œA common misconception is that all coils can be combined with one another arbitrarily according to the Qi inductive power standardâ€, explains Cem Som from Strategic Product Development at WÃ¼rth Elektronik eiSos. â€œWe make the developerâ€™s work easier by evaluating all coils and their combinations. Now we provide our customers with a tool â€“ Mix and Match â€“ with which every developer finds the suitable coils for their application.
We relieve them of the problem of performing their own initial measurements for proof of operation, as measurement curves, such as those for the permeability or thermal behavior of the coils, are available here.â€
The extensive measurement series that form the basis of the new Mix and Match coil combination tool for wireless power transfer are a service with which WÃ¼rth Elektronik eiSos saves its customers time and money. The background: Calculations based on specifications cannot predict all aspects of coil performance and have to be confirmed in tests. For its own wireless power product portfolio, WÃ¼rth Elektronik eiSos relieves its customers of this step. The free-of-charge Mix and Match online tool will continue to be expanded. For instance, it is planned for Q4 2016 to publish data on the resonant circuits of the coil combinations tested.