Imagine if devices could live forever harvesting energy from sources like solar even in low-light conditions. This would reduce the pain of battery charging and replacing. The life of disposable batteries is too often measured in months, rather than years which can be changed. They lack resilience from unexpected power events and can be the single largest component in a device, taking up critical volume for portable and wearable applications.
This joint presentation by e-peas and PowerFilm - experts in energy harvesting PMIC and indoor Photovoltaics (PV) - will show how PV energy harvesting can overcome these limitations significantly increasing battery life or even removing the battery altogether freeing up space for other components of a solution. Attendees will learn the basic components of an energy harvesting solution and what you need to get started to make a device energy autonomous.
The presentation will focus on how to characterize device power consumption, forming a realistic power budget, and the benefits of the AEM10941 power management IC. Attendees will also learn key electrical, mechanical and environmental considerations that drive the solar solution and what custom options are readily available.
The next generation of IoT will not be held back by disposable batteries and traditional power sources' limitations. Extend battery life, expand resilience, and enable compact energy autonomous devices with an energy harvesting solution.
- Learn the basic components of an energy harvesting system, leaving with the knowledge and capability to prototype, experiment and implement energy harvesting in their IoT applications making them energy autonomous
- Gain an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of light energy harvesting, how to characterize the environment, and what types of electronics are well suited for an energy harvesting solution
- See several examples of battery-free IoT devices powered through indoor light energy harvesting, sparking creativity, and leaving themselves asking, "What can I power through energy harvesting?"
Sam Jones is a research and development engineer at PowerFilm and has been the lead engineer on dozens of solar solutions, focusing primarily on applications in the emerging IoT sector. By developing reference designs, development kits and educational materials, he strives to remove the technological barriers of implementing energy harvesting in the real world. His indoor solar development work has helped demonstrate that solar can be a vital component of a total power solution almost anywhere.
Sarah Houtain is a senior field application engineer at e-peas in charge of client support. She helps design EVK and demo kits to demonstrate what could be done using energy harvesting in electronic design. She handles technical trainings and webinars around the AEM and e-peas' partners network.