Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects

Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects

Bishop and Associates, Date of Publication: Jan 30, 2015

Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects

What effect will the growing use of wireless and contactless connectivity have on the traditional connector market and what opportunities will this technology provide designers of electronic products?

The explosive market for mobile devices has begun to change the paradigm of connectivity with demand for interfaces that free the device from the tether of signal and power cables. A host of both short and long range wireless connectivity standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and RFID offer wireless links that are effectively replacing traditional connectors on an expanding universe of remote and mobile devices. At the same time, wireless charging technology offers the convenience of consumer-friendly battery charging while eliminating the need for a power connector on the device.

As more electronic devices become mobile, the implications for standard copper interfaces continue to grow. The expanding array of wireless interconnection options is providing new challenges and opportunities for designers of electronic devices as well as connector manufacturers.

So, how will wireless and contactless connectivity effect the traditional connector market? What are the implications on copper and fiber interconnects as we know them today? This new report – Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects – discusses these issues and more, as the demand for wireless alternatives races ahead.

This report examines:

  • The basic characteristics of wireless and contactless technology, reviewing advantages and limitations along with examples of typical applications where the technology has been implemented.
  • The effect contactless interconnects can have on data rates and system packaging.
  • The use of millimeter wave transmission as a possible solution to the looming shortage of available frequency bands.
  • Which market sectors will benefit most from wireless and contactless connectivity and will the Internet of Things spur the evolution of this technology?


Chapter 1 – Report Scope and Methodology

  • Report Objectives
  • Report Methodology and Approach
  • Executive Summary

Chapter 2 – Separable Interface Technology

  • Evolution of Copper Interconnects
  • Common Types of Copper Connectors
  • Typical Applications / Packaging Levels
  • Advantages and Limitations of Copper Connectors in High-Speed Applications
  • Market Demand for Alternative Interfaces

Chapter 3 – Wireless Data Interconnects

  • Wireless Data vs. Energy Transfer Technology
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Wireless Data Communication
  • Free-Space Optical Links
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • RFID Bands and Applications
  • Near Field Communication
  • Low-Power / Short Range RF Data Links
  • ZigBee
  • Bluetooth
  • Certified Wireless USB
  • Z-Wave
  • High-Speed Wireless Data Links
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • WiMAX
  • Typical Short Range Wireless Applications / limitations
  • The Role of Wireless Standards Organizations

Chapter 4 – Millimeter Wave Interconnect Technology

  • 60 GHz Transmission Technology

Chapter 6 – Market Values and Forecasts

  • Defining the Market Values of Contactless Connectors
  • Overall Connector Market Value
  • Marketing Opportunities for Wireless Interconnect
  • Bluetooth Sales
  • Wireless Charging Product Sales
  • Worldwide Market for Industrial Connectors
  • Worldwide Market for Industrial Contactless Connectors 2013 – 2019
  • Mobile Computer and Cellphone Connector Sales 2013-2019
  • Mobile Computer, Cellphone & Docking Device EHF-CC Sales 2013 – 2019

Chapter 7 – Major Findings and Conclusions

Appendix A – Terms and Definitions


Date of Publication:
Jan 30, 2015
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