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Design using energy harvesting sources for industrial automation nodes and combining sources with battery systems and wireless links for optimal node placement.
The miniaturization requirements for the ‘wearables’ market will be outlined and the recently introduced TI bq25570 boost charger will be discussed.
Specialized ICs from suppliers including Linear Tech and TI that can help simplify design while maximizing energy conversion.
A look at ways energy from the environment can be harvested to power sensor nodes for the Internet of Things by using evaluation kits from EnOcean and CUI.
Selecting automotive-qualified MCUs includes ensuring sufficient speed, communication ability, and more. Learn about MCUs from suppliers including Renesas.
This article will outline some of the ideas and techniques under development in the optical networking sector that will result in reduced power consumption.
This article looks at power management for wireless sensor networks and the importance of selecting the proper device for the application.
Engineering solar-powered energy-harvesting applications & the components used including ICs & modules from Cymbet, Linear Tech & many more component suppliers.
This article will highlight some examples of devices, evaluation boards and development kits that may help designers exploit recent technical performance advances.
Building an Arduino system that harvests energy from the environment provides a significant amount of freedom from wiring but requires some close attention to the system design.
Many ultra-low power applications such as wireless sensor networks (WSN), tire pressure monitors and remote commercial resource-tracking devices have special operational demands.
Lighting places specific demands on power consumption in industrial applications, and finding efficient ways to manage the power and make lighting systems more effective is an increasingly important element in reducing operating costs.
The viability of an energy harvesting application often depends on components that can efficiently extract very low levels of power at low current and/or low voltage, and deliver these to a storage battery or capacitor.
Energy from piezoelectric and thermoelectric inputs can be used to generate power for microcontrollers and wireless links to monitor and control equipment in industrial automation without batteries or power leads.
Micro-harvesting, or scavenging of energy from ambient sources in the environment, offers new opportunities for powering circuits in diverse embedded applications.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume 39 percent of the energy and 74 percent of the electricity produced annually in the United States.