In an article published by Forbes, writer Paul Teich of TIRIAS Research presents the promising revolution enabled by RF solid-state cooking. “High power solid-state RF transistors will enable smart ovens and other smart cooking appliances to approach the experience of an expertly prepared meal,” explained Paul
There are many ways to cook food, however all forms use heat. Today, the most common cooking appliances in our kitchens include electric and gas cooktops and ovens, and microwave ovens. Indeed, no fundamentally new technologies have reached domestic kitchens since the microwave oven. This is about to change, however, with the arrival of high power solid-state technology, such as that developed by Freescale.
“A completely new cooking technology is emerging from an industry which has previously only focused on telecom and military applications,” explained Ben Zickel, CTO of Goji Research, the R&D affiliate of Goji. “Innovation which was previously thought to benefit only wireless communications and radars can now be used to improve heating and energy delivery processes, particularly cooking, through accurate closed-loop, feedback-based frequency, phase and amplitude control.”
“A completely new cooking technology is emerging from an industry which has previously only focused on telecom and military applications.” - Ben Zickel, CTO of Goji Research, the R&D affiliate of Goji.
RF cooking enables simpler, faster and better cooking when compared with conventional solutions. Multiple appliance makers have taken note of this promising new technology and are working on its introduction to the market. With the expectation that RF solid-state cooking will eventually become as ubiquitous as microwave ovens have, major food companies have already started researching the new opportunities this technology brings.
“Thanks to continued developments in this field, it is only a matter of time until chef-quality meals will be prepared as easily as boiling a pot of water.”
As one of the pioneers in the field, Goji offers tailored, competitive and high quality solutions for appliance makers and food manufacturers, leveraging over a decade of multidisciplinary research and product development experience, and hundreds of patents and patent applications in the field. “Thanks to continued developments in this field, it is only a matter of time until chef-quality meals will be prepared as easily as boiling a pot of water,” said Ben.
RF cooking utilizes a high power solid-state amplifier which, as part of a complete RF module, transmits radio wave energy into an object to heat it. Unlike the magnetron in a microwave oven, the digital RF module can accurately control the frequency, amplitude and phase of the radio-waves. When combined with Goji’s proprietary closed-feedback sensing algorithm, the RF module enables more uniform and consistent cooking results, while shortening and simplifying the cooking process.
Goji develops and markets RF cooking technologies for household, commercial and industrial applications in the food industry. The novel Goji™ technology facilitates controlled and responsive heating, delivering unprecedented cooking performance. The company holds a broad IP portfolio, with over 200 issued and pending patents on its technology. Goji provides a full range of licensing, design and manufacturing services to commercial and white goods appliance manufacturers. For more information, visit www.gojifoodsolutions.com.