One of the major challenges with the smart home is power. This article looks at the energy harvesting solutions from solar, kinetic and thermal sources.
Learn about ICs designed with dedicated Li-ion cell management capabilities from suppliers including Analog Devices and Linear Tech.
Specialized devices from manufacturers such as Cymbet, IXYS, and Texas Instruments offer engineers quick implementation into energy-harvesting designs.
The engineering challenges associated with energy harvesting technologies in wearable device applications will be explored.
Implementing wearable systems electronics able to extend the life of batteries in designs or even entirely eliminate the need for replaceable batteries.
This article explains why functionally diverse MCUs are key to the designs of devices using IoT. Components from Freescale and Nordic are also discussed.
Discover how a primary battery can be used to supplement an energy harvesting, energy storage subsystem to create a longer power lifetime for an IoT product.
A look at the use of energy harvesting in the design of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s). Using solar cells allows for substantially extended air time.
Vehicles provide a wide variety of sources to collect ambient energy, which can supply power to numerous applications.
This article will consider the power requirements of the new generation wireless network small cells (metrocells, femtocells and picocells) and look at how solar technologies can be adopted to power them.
This article will take a look at future portable energy harvesting solutions, projecting the outcome of some of the research currently underway.
A look at energy-storage elements, the rechargeable battery & ultracapacitors, & the application specifics, priorities & constraints for each.
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.
The development of low power silicon devices has opened up opportunities for energy harvesting to provide most, if not all, the power for linking devices around the body.
Light sensors detect light and convert light energy to an electrical signal output. Once converted into electrical energy, the radiant energy within the infrared to ultraviolet light frequency spectrum source can then be measured.
Alternative energy sources deliver small amounts of power intermittently, and at times power levels may not match the needs of the applications that depend on them.
Ambient light, thermal gradients, vibration/motion, or electromagnetic radiation can be harvested to power electronic devices.
Home automation has become a key application for energy harvesting, offering the ability to reduce costs and make life easier.
Daylight harvesting is becoming increasingly important in the design and implementation of commercial lighting systems.
It is widely accepted that solar cells can be broadly categorized into one of three technology "generations." First generation cells are crystalline.