Powercast RF Transmitter Named an EDN Hot 100 Product of 2010

Powercast RF Transmitter Named an EDN Hot 100 Product of 2010

Pittsburgh, PA — January 4, 2011 — Powercast Corporation, a leader in RF-based wireless power and energy harvesting technology, today announced that EDN Magazine has named its TX91501 Powercaster™ transmitter in the EDN “Hot 100” Products of 2010. Specifically, the RF transmitter was chosen in the power category for its ability to broadcast power to remote, micro-power devices such as wireless sensors, tracking tags, and even low-power consumer electronic devices such as eBook readers. Combining Powercast’s transmitter with its P1110 or P2110 Powerharvester® receivers creates a wireless power system which broadcasts and then converts RF energy into DC power for remote powering/charging.

Compiled by EDN’s editors, this annual listing highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products, including analog and digital ICs, process technologies, power sources, processor cores, communication controllers, test instruments, embedded boards and EDA tools.

The Powercaster transmitter is approved by the FCC (Part 15) and Industry Canada. It is designed for wireless micro-power applications in the commercial, industrial, defense and consumer electronics markets including remote monitoring (temperature/environmental/security), asset tracking, building automation and automated charging.

Broadcasted RF energy creates a perpetual power source, unlike potentially unreliable solar, heat or vibration energy sources, to provide automated charging, power-over-distance, one-to-many charging, and controllable wireless power (continuous, scheduled or on-demand) for zero-maintenance devices.

About EDN’s “Hot 100” Products
Since 1999, EDN’s editors have published a list of the industry’s most significant electronic products, spanning everything from components to software tools to peripherals to test instruments. Culled from many product announcements its editors evaluate each year, the EDN “Hot 100” represents a prestigious annual snapshot of innovation in the tech industry.

About Powercast (www.www.powercastco.com)
Powercast Corporation is a leading innovator of RF energy harvesting and wireless power technology. Founded in 2003, Powercast’s proprietary core technology and related intellectual property pioneered the model for completely untethered electronic devices by transmitting and harvesting common radio waves similar to those in wireless communications. Powercast’s technologies eliminate or reduce the need for batteries, extend sensor networks into hard-to-service locations, and enable greater system efficiency in applications such as building automation and energy management.

# # #

Editorial Note: Downloadable photos are available from https://www.powercastco.com/company/media-kit/.

PR Contacts:

Harry Ostaffe
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Powercast Corporation
+1 412-923-4774

Michelle Moody
Moody & Associates PR
+1 214-363-3460