Pittsburgh, PA 15238


About Powercast

Powercast has helped customers solve many remote wireless charging challenges, powering their wireless sensor networks, waterproof designs, reusable smart bands, RFID tags, and many other commercial and industrial devices.


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Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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After a 2003 coffee shop meeting near downtown Pittsburgh, a small team set out to develop true wireless power solutions that could both eliminate batteries and enable completely untethered devices that need no wires or charging surfaces. It was obvious to everyone in that meeting that long-range wireless power, or power over distance that could remotely charge enabled devices, would be a game changer for many industries and products. The team spent several years refining its wireless charging technology – which transmits a radio frequency (RF) whose energy can be “harvested” to power devices embedded with a small receiver – and entered the market at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where Powercast’s technology won CNET’s Best of CES for Emerging Technology.

Powercast has since helped customers solve many remote wireless charging challenges, powering their wireless sensor networks, waterproof designs, reusable smart bands, RFID tags and many other commercial and industrial devices, and in 2017 launched solutions designed to power consumer electronics devices. Along the way, the company has accumulated awards and created significant intellectual property (IP) surrounding RF-based wireless power, including 42 patents worldwide (21 in the U.S.) and 29 patents pending.

Where enabled devices automatically charge when within range of a transmitter, Powercast’s contactless charging technology provides over-the-air power at a distance to multiple devices – no wires, charging mats or direct line of sight needed. A transmitter sends RF energy to Powercast’s Powerharvester® receiver embedded in a device, which converts it to direct current (DC) to directly power that device or recharge its batteries. Operating across a wide RF power (as low as -17 dBm) and frequency (10MHz to 6GHz) range, the Powerharvester receivers are designed to convert RF to DC with up to 80 percent efficiency.

Two long-range transmitters pair with the Powerharvester receivers to serve different markets. Powercast’s 80-foot-range Powercaster® transmitter was FCC- and ISED-approved in 2010 (FCC ID:  YESTX91501, IC #:  8985A-TX91501) for commercial and industrial applications. Powercast’s smaller PowerSpot® transmitter for consumer electronics can be a standalone charger, or be built into other consumer products that then become “PowerSpots” able to charge multiple enabled devices around them. The goal is for consumers to simply place enabled items for recharging within range of a PowerSpot in their home or public places.

Articles & News

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RF Power Transmitter Ushers Over-the-Air Wireless Charging into Homes

Jan. 3, 2023
Powercast’s RF power transmitter means to slash RF transmitting technology costs and make convenient, contactless power ubiquitous.
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“Power as a Service” Now a Possibility with Cellular-Based Remote RF Charging Platform

Sept. 28, 2022
Operating in the 600- to 900-MHz bands licensed by mobile carriers, the over-the-air RF wireless-charging platform enables carriers to monetize underused frequencies to offer ...
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Powercast Joins RAIN RFID Alliance

June 22, 2020
Collaboration brings over-the-air wireless power to UHF RFID systems by harvesting RF from existing RFID infrastructure.
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Cutting-Edge Technologies Primed to Break Out

March 30, 2016
As microwave signals expand into automotive-safety and IoT remote-sensing types of applications, advanced technologies will be needed at reasonable performance/price ratios.
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Power Amplifier Technology Targets Efficiency

Oct. 11, 2013
While network operators look to go green, the pressure is on components suppliers to deliver products that are as energy-efficient as possible.

Receivers, Caps Harvest RF Energy

Nov. 9, 2010
The use of passive RF harvesters to capture excess energy and low-ESR double-layer capacitors to store it provides one means of supplying power wireless devices.