The Swiss Tier 1 power electronics supplier BRUSA Elektronik has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology.
BRUSA has already been working on wireless technology with its ICS wireless charging system. The company has developed its own rectangular coil geometry, which it calls FRAME. The integration of power electronics both in the vehicle and in the base plate enables a “one-box” system.
BRUSA says that it will be working with “certain major automotive manufacturers” that have firm plans to introduce wireless charging in their vehicles in the near future.
“Wireless charging will win, it will give e-mobility a big boost, it will set new, sustainable technology apart from old gasoline-based technology,” said BRUSA CEO Josef Brusa. “We are determined to make wireless charging a reality. We already offer technically sound and commercially viable systems to the market.”
“Our license agreement with BRUSA expands and diversifies the Halo supplier network, giving automobile manufacturers another trusted source of our advanced inventions,” said Qualcomm VP Steve Pazol. “Qualcomm Halo licensees can bring to market highly efficient fit-for-purpose WEVC systems…including systems incorporating magnetics based on a circular coil structure.”