WATERTOWN, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--WiTricity, the industry pioneer in Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer technology, today announced WiCAD, an end-to-end simulation environment for designing and developing Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer systems. The tool, a software application deployed on a subscription basis, enables developers to streamline the design process, avoid the high cost of trial-and-error physical prototyping, and significantly reduce the time to market of products.
“There are many applications for wireless power that IHI hopes to commercialize. WiCAD is an important tool that will accelerate our development activities.”
As WiTricity’s Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer technology continues to widen its foothold in the market, the ability to conceptualize and simulate wireless power components and systems in a quick and efficient way is a key competitive advantage. WiCAD provides a modeling environment optimized for wireless energy transfer over distance that allows developers to stay focused on product creation and innovation, without having to invest in development of their own simulation tools based on conventional modeling and mathematics packages.
WiCAD provides a library of commonly used WiTricity energy transfer designs as well as end-to-end simulation capabilities that help guide developers through the different steps needed to develop customized solutions based on WiTricity’s patented technology. The modeling and simulation process guides users through three main phases of development:
- Resonator Design: Design the source and device resonators, simulate power transfer, and calculate power transfer efficiency and levels
- System Design: Design the source and device electronics including impedance matching networks to match the resonators, simulate end-to-end power transfer, and calculate the associated performance data
- Fine Tuning: Refine the model with laboratory measurements to optimize power transfer efficiency while factoring real world performance
IHI Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a multinational leader in providing highly engineered systems for energy generation and infrastructure, shipbuilding, and aerospace, is a licensee of Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer of WiTricity. Sadao Degawa, Executive Vice President, IHI Corporation states: “There are many applications for wireless power that IHI hopes to commercialize. WiCAD is an important tool that will accelerate our development activities.”
“We are excited to provide developers with a tool that helps them to quickly model, design, and fine-tune the wireless products of tomorrow,” said Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity. “Highly resonant wireless power transfer is a complex science and our goal as a company is to make it as widely available as possible. We created WiCAD with this goal in mind, giving developers direct access to the expertise that results from years of working with electromagnetic and power electronics design, and enabling a simulation environment to ensure they get it right the first time around.”
WiTricity is the industry leader in wireless electricity delivered over distance. The company was founded in 2007 to commercialize an exciting new technology for wireless electricity invented by world renowned physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With a growing list of global clients in industries including consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense, WiTricity has emerged as the leader for IP and expertise in Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer. For more information, visit www.witricity.com. Follow WiTricity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.