AirFuel Certified Engineer (ACE) Program

Learn How To Build Wireless Charging Into Your Products

Come join us for a training program on AirFuel Resonant™ technology and learn how to integrate wireless power with spatial freedom into your product.

This hands-on program for engineers, led by industry experts in AirFuel Resonant technology, will deep-dive into technical details and each participant will leave with a working reference design to integrate into your prototypes and concepts.

We are currently scheduling our ACE sessions for 2021. Subscribe below to receive announcements on upcoming program sessions.

Program Summary

In the ACE Program, you will attend a mix of presentations on technical how-to’s and hands-on workshops to prepare you for applying AirFuel Resonant technology to your product.

AIRFUEL RESONANT INTRODUCTION

– The Who, Why, What, and How of AirFuel
– Introduction to AirFuel Resonance Concepts and Theory
– System Architecture and Block Diagram
– Key Terminology and Abbreviations
– PTU/PRU Characterization and Interoperability Concepts
– Operational / State Flow
– Introduction to AirFuel Specifications 
– Introduction to AirFuel Certification Program

Transmitter/Receiver RESONATOR CHARACTERIZATION

– H-Field Concepts (I-H Concepts)
– VNA and Testing Setup Basics (e.g. common-mode prevention, theory for using VNA, etc)
– Measuring Q, k, L, Z21 (wM), SRF
– Impedance Box Characterization
– Scanner, Analysis, and Software Tools
– Hands-On Measurements and Characterization

Power Transmitter Unit (PTU)

– Utilizing the Transmitter Resonator Characteristics
– Why Impedance Matching
– Amplifier Topologies and Concepts
– Impedance Box and Output Levels Testing
– Software States and Gotcha’s (Cross-connect, presence detection, charge complete, etc)
– Hands-On Transmitter Build

Power Receiver Unit (PRU)

– Using H-Field (H-V Concepts) — Designing PRU Resonator using tool.
– Why Impedance Matching
– PRU Theory of Operation
– Electronic Characteristics and Parameters
– Software States and Gotcha’s (e.g. dead-battery, long-beacon, presence pulse, clamping vs operating modes)
– Hands-On PRU Build

AIRFUEL BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATIONS

– Why Bluetooth and Out-of-Band
– AirFuel Bluetooth Profile
– Software Flow and Parameters (optional & mandatory)
– Choosing and Configuring Software Parameters
– Hands-On Software Configuration

REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS

– General Product Safety
– EMF
– EMC

PROGRAM CONCLUSION

– Overview of concepts
– Lessons Learned and Feedback
– Next Steps
– Q&A

FOR THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL NEED:

– Soldering Kit
– Multimeter
– Oscilloscope (100MHz)
– Current Probe at 6.78MHz
– Power Supply (Recommended)

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We are currently scheduling our ACE sessions for 2021. Subscribe now to join our waitlist and to receive announcements on upcoming program sessions.