How efficient is NuCurrent technology?
Efficiency is a function of the application, but, in general, NuCurrent’s antennas will be more efficient than any alternative printed antenna / coil / resonator. We commonly experience efficiency improvements of greater than 20% for Qi/PMA frequencies (~200KHz) and 60% for A4WP (6.78MHz) and NFC (13.56MHz) frequencies. We may be able to do even better for your application.
Does NuCurrent technology focus on specific standards (i.e. Qi, PMA or A4WP)?
NuCurrent works with all standards. NuCurrent’s proprietary technology offers unique benefits depending on the frequency of operation for a given standard. For example, at low frequency (i.e. Qi or PMA standard), NuCurrent’s antennas are thinner, more durable, scalable, consistent and easier to integrate with your circuit; at high frequency (i.e. A4WP standard), NuCurrent’s antennas have the highest Q, thinnest form factor and all the benefits of PCB or FPCB manufacturing techniques.
How quickly can you provide me with custom prototypes?
NuCurrent can typically provide custom-designed and fabricated prototypes for evaluation in about 3 weeks. The process includes receiving specifications from you (including, ideally, the antennas you are currently using for the sake of comparison), utilizing our state-of-the-art modeling, in-house algorithms and design software to create optimal antennas for your application, fabricating the antennas using the most appropriate fabrication technique for the application, testing/validating the antennas, and providing with data and the opportunity to test the inductors yourself. For more details, see an overview of how we work.
Does your technology rely on special materials or fabrication techniques?
No. NuCurrent’s technology does not depend on special materials or fabrication techniques. In fact, NuCurrent can use a wide variety of typical materials and fabrication techniques (PCB, FPCB, Stamping, LTCC, thin-film, hand-winding, etc.) to build its custom-made inductors for you. Selection of materials and fabrication technique depends on your application.