Voltage Converter Circuits for Energy Harvesting Transducers (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2013)

Dr Peter Spies, Head of Integrated Energy Supplies
Fraunhofer IIS
Apr 18, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

  • DC-DC converters for hermogenerators
  • AC-DC converter for piezo-transducers
  • Ultra low power maximum power point trackers
  • Battery management for micro batteries

Speaker Biography (Peter Spies)

Dr. Peter Spies studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Erlangen / Germany and graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1997. In 2010, he finished his PhD thesis on the topic of power saving in mobile communication devices.
Since 1998, he is with the Fraunhofer IIS, power efficient systems department. He was working on the field of multi-standard front-ends and system simulations for communication applications. Since 2001 he is group manager of the "integrated energy supplies" group where he is doing research and design on the field of power and battery management, energy transmission and energy harvesting. Focus of his group is integrated circuit and system design as well as software development. Most important applications are wireless sensor networks or hybrid and electrical vehicles.

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The group "integrated energy supplies" conducts research and development in the field of power and battery management, wireless energy transmission and energy harvesting. Typical applications of the resulting ICs, software and electronic systems are wireless sensor notes or hybrid and electric vehicles.
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