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Energy Harvesting Chip Supports Photovoltaics, Thermal, Vibration & RF

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Energy Harvesting Chip Supports Photovoltaics, Thermal, Vibration & RF

Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) has extended its ultra-low-power line card portfolio with energy harvesting device from Belgian manufacturer e-peas. The new device supports the generation of power from light, temperature, vibration and electromagnetic radiation.

The e-peas harvesting devices have very low cold start requirements and a very high converter efficiency. Besides, a low number of necessary external components  optimizes the cost and board space which is often essential for IoT use cases.

The AEM10940 is commercially available and will be followed by the AEM10941 and AEM30940 soon.

The AEM10940 device features an ultra-low-power boost converter with an efficiency of up to 94 percent with voltage references, energy management circuitry and LDO regulators.

In addition to good converter efficiency, the product also has a cold start capability at an input voltage of only 380 mV and an input power of just 11 μW. It also requires a low number of external components.

“Fujitsu has been supplying the market with FRAM for metering applications for many years. We therefore have a thorough understanding of the challenges involved in powering applications with an operational life of ten years and more. Thanks to the expansion of our portfolio to include e-peas products, we can now offer a high-quality alternative to batteries and cable-based power supply”, says Axel Tripkewitz, President & Managing Director of FEEU.

FEEU already offers a wide range of components and services that support the development of low-power and IoT solutions. Prominent examples include FRAM as well as Ambiq Micro’s MCUs, RTCs and BLE solutions.

Further information: http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/products/devices/semiconductor/energy-harvesting/overview/?utm_source=Press_Release&utm_medium=Press_Release&utm_campaign=epeas

Read the Press release.


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