Engineering developments for energy harvesting devices
Oct 22, 2018 Natalie Fifield
Lorandt Fölkel, Technology Ambassador for Würth Elektronik eiSos
describes the products on display at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018.
On your right you have at the desk the "Energy Harvesting to Go Kit" with the LCD which use the Multi Source Power Board from Analog Devices DC2080A (former Linear Technologies)
This can be powered using just the body temperature or a simple inductive harvester.
On your left hand side is the "Gleanergy" Energy Harvesting evaluation kit developed with Analog Devices (former DustNetworks and LT). Here we us a Multi-Source Harvester with Battery Life Extender Power Board:
This kit allow design engineers to develop RF Radio based ARM Cortex M3 core solutions using a smart mesh network, self-powered totally autonomously.
The RF Radio dongle to receive the data at a PC is included as well the expansion "Shield Board". The Shield Board allow developers to build own sensors or application which can be attached to the "smart board" using the connectors like at the Ras-PI (not compatible with Rs-PI or others).
In the middle with the E-Ink display is the "Bee-333" demonstrator using the TI chip TI CC1310 at 868MHZ where the sensor using the same TI chip and get powered from an indoor solar cell. The sensor board are measuring the Temp, the RH%, the Air Pressure hPa, and the light intensity in Lux. This data are transmitted to the receiver unit using TI CC1310 as same and powered from an USB power bank display at E-ink all this values.
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