August 30, 2021 - AirFuel Certified Engineer Program

by | Jun 10, 2021

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.

The next ACE Program will be held from August 16 to September 1, 2021 as a three week course with sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm ET.

Register using the form below.

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.

SESSION SCHEDULE

  • 7:00PM – 10:00PM ET
  • Monday, August 16
  • Wednesday, August 18
  • Monday, August 23
  • Wednesday, August 25
  • Monday, August 30
  • Wednesday, September 1

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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