Non-Galvanic Contactless Connectors for Power and Data Transfer (WiCon)
Themes: Beyond 60 GHz technology
The WiCon project will provide low-cost, highly-integrated system solutions for galvanic connectors replacement in the consumer and industrial market segments.Wicon will work on:
- A high-data-rate RF link (e.g. mmWave) for bi-directional multi-Gbps data transfer capability.
- An NFC link for interchange of security keys and identification codes, and to set up initial (control) data exchange between base-unit and contactless-unit.
- Contactless RF-power link to provide enough power for operation of the contactless-unit functional elements across the intended operational displacements.
- Wired data interface (e.g. 10Gig USB, USB3.0, Ethernet 1G) to extract the data from the wired cable and forward it on the high-data-rate RF channel. At the other side it will receive the bits from the high data rate RF channel and transmit them in a way compliant to the next generation wired standards (like 10Gig USB and others).
For more information, see the project homepage.