Nextreme Thermal Solutions, the leader in micro-scale thermal and power generation solutions, developed the Thermobility Wireless Power Generation technology that uses heat as a source of electricity for low-power wireless applications. Thermobility uses innovative solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology to convert heat into electricity for a variety of self-powered wireless systems. Thermobility wireless power generators can be used for harvesting the waste heat released by electric circuits and components while cooling the hot components in electric circuits.

Thermobility Wireless Power Generation technology uses differences in temperature to enable “wireless power” anywhere there is an adequate heat source and eliminates the need to use traditional wired power sources or replaceable batteries. When paired with wireless transmitters, the Thermobility solution can provide electric power for decades of maintenance-free operation, thus expanding the possibilities for new wireless sensor applications in industrial control, transportation, automotive and building management.

Advances in distributed sensors and sensor networks have led to an increased interest in the use of renewable power sources to replace or augment existing power systems. The use of heat is an attractive source of energy for many low-power sensor applications.

Thermobility Wireless Power GeneratorNextreme also designed Thermobility Wireless Power Generator WPG-1S evaluation kit with on-board energy storage using the INFINERGY® D-MPM101 micro power module from Infinite Power Solutions. As the first in a series of wireless power generators, the Thermobility WPG-1 provides a constant voltage output of 3.3, 4.1 or 5.0 Vdc to electrical loads of 15kΩ or higher.

Nextreme Thermal Solutions offers electronics cooling and energy harvesting solutions for telecommunications, semiconductor, consumer, medical, aerospace and government markets. The company uses microscale thermoelectric technology and high-volume semiconductor manufacturing processes to address the growing needs for advanced thermal management and clean-energy solutions world-wide.