Using Supercapacitors to Manage Your Power (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2009)

Mr Pierre Mars, Vice President of Applications Engineering
Nov 04, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • Power architectures using supercapacitors to provide peak load power that far exceeds maximum power from an energy harvesting source. Selecting your supercapacitor.
  • Tricks and tips using supercapacitors
  • Some design examples

Speaker Biography (Pierre Mars)

J. Pierre Mars is the VP of Applications Engineering for CAP-XX Pty Ltd.
( Pierre has over 25 years of hardware and embedded software design experience. He is a published authority on power management architectures for mobile, space-constrained electronics devices, and he jointly holds three patents on supercapacitor applications. At CAP-XX, he is responsible for developing supercapacitor applications, circuit designs, and models for circuit designers. Prior to CAP-XX, he held senior technical positions with Racal Defence Electronics, Chubb Electronic Security, CAE Pty Ltd which designs flight simulators, and Honeywell Industrial Control.
Mr. Mars has a B.E. Electrical (1st class hons), M. Eng. Sc. from the University of NSW, Australia, and an MBA from INSEAD, France. He is a member of the IEEE.

Company Profile (Cap-XX)

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CAP-XX develops, manufactures and sells thin, prismatic supercapacitors with high power and energy density for use in space-constrained electronic devices. CAP-XX has also developed large supercapacitor cells for automotive and grid storage applications. Supercapacitors resolve the performance limitations of batteries and other current-limited power supplies, and provide backup power if the primary power source fails.
CAP-XX supercapacitors, which are also produced under license by Murata, enable manufacturers to make smaller, thinner, longer-running and more feature-rich devices such as camera phones, solid state drives, handheld PCs and battery-free condition-monitoring systems using the company's BritePowerâ„¢ architectures. CAP-XX's singular focus on supercapacaitors enable it to offer superior technical and applications support and continue to develop innovative products. The company is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London.
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