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AirFuel

(AirFuel Alliance, www.airfuel.org) An organization devoted to wireless charging. In 2015, the AirFuel Alliance was formed from the merger of the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP).

AirFuel Inductive
This is the closely coupled inductive charging technology that was developed by the PMA. Operating in the 100-200 kHz range, the device and charger must be within a few millimeters of each other. Multimode charging pads in the center consoles of various automobiles support AirFuel Inductive/PMA as well as the Qi closely coupled technology.

AirFuel Resonant
Developed by the A4WP, this loosely coupled method was originally known as Rezence. Operating at the 6.78 MHz frequency, the device and charger can be an inch or more apart, which enables under-table mounting. Trimode charging cases for smartphones and charging pads support both AirFuel methods, as well as Qi. See Qi wireless charging and wireless charging.
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AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best-in-industry, next generation wireless charging technologies such as Resonant and RF.
These new members have pledged their support for strengthening the open, wireless charging ecosystem AirFuel is creating, and will join in creating the technical specifications, product certification, and global interoperability needed to grow the wireless charging market.
AirFuel Alliance has streamlined its organization to focus exclusively on next-gen technologies including Resonant and RF, along with the Network Infrastructure to support them.
AirFuel resonant technology is ideal for smart city environments as it allows for multiple devices to be charged at the same time, across a wider surface area no need for consumers to perfectly align their devices with a charging pad as the increased spatial freedom lets people move and use their devices while they charge.
AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best-in-industry inductive, resonant, RF and future wireless charging technology.
With the introduction of AirFuel's resonant technology in Taiwan's wireless charging ecosystem, the adoption of wireless charging applications will be accelerated, further fueling the overall expansion of the GaN power market."
The alliance introduces AirFuel's resonant technology standard.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-September 21, 2016-Taiwan Technology introduces AirFuel Alliance's wireless charging standard
The standards battle for short-range, inductive charging, and the early steps to resonant charging between the Wireless Power Consortium (Qi branded) and AirFuel is largely mitigated by multi-mode receivers, which are already leading shipments.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 21, 2016-Taiwan Technology introduces AirFuel Alliance's wireless charging standard
Its design aims at addressing the criteria laid down by the WPC and the AirFuel Alliance.
AirFuel members now have regulatory approval of resonant products in the United States, China, and other major technology hubs around the world.