GaN-Enabled Large-Area Wireless Power and High-Resolution LiDAR

January 07, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) will be demonstrating the power of eGaN® technology to enhance two game-changing consumer applications - wireless power and LiDAR for self-driving cars - at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 9th through the 12th.

As a partner within the AirFuel Alliance booth at CES 2018, EPC will display a GaN-based wirelessly powered system embedded in a desktop that can power multiple devices anywhere on the surface up to a total power consumption of 300W.  This level of power makes it possible to simultaneously power a computer, run a monitor, power a lamp, communicate via a talking digital assistant, and charge a cell phone - without running a single power cord to any of the devices.

The AirFuel Alliance booth (#40140) is located in the CES Tech West Smart Home Section in the Sands Expo, 200 Sands avenue.

In the EPC Palazzo hospitality suite at The Venetian hotel, visitors can enter a wireless world. EPC will have multiple wirelessly powered surfaces on display to demonstrate the myriad of consumer uses in the home such as running a blender in the kitchen, powering a radio and baby monitor while charging a wearable on a nightstand, and powering both a computer and lamp while charging a phone on a desktop.

Also shown in the EPC suite will be an eGaN FET-based LiDAR system.  LiDAR technology is emerging as the leading technology to act as the "eyes" for self-driving cars. Visit the suite to see the demonstration and learn how GaN technology is enabling these higher resolution and lower cost LiDAR systems.

EPC experts will be available at both the AirFuel booth and within our suite to discuss these demonstrations that are changing our lives at home and in the car.