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Small Footprint Energy Harvesting Power Management Solution for Low Power IoT Applications

Technology Overview

This technology offer is an energy harvesting power management IC intended for use in low power IoT devices and smart wearables. Instead of relying on batteries, which need to be replaced periodically, we can use the energy that is already available in the environment to power these devices. There is energy in light, movement, heat and even in radio frequency (RF) signals that we can harvest to power our devices.

Technology Features & Specifications

The power management IC has been designed to be multi-purpose. It is able to power different types of sensors in different environments using a range of energy harvesting and battery hybrid options. The power management IC combines the world's most advanced energy harvesting design with the highest DC-DC conversion efficiency. It has a small implementation footprint, and caters to harvesting power from piezoelectric elements, thermoelectric generators, radio frequency, and photovoltaics.

Potential Applications

Products that are either completely batteryless or hybrid battery devices with a greatly extended lifetime.

Market Trends and Opportunities

According to Markets and Markets, the energy harvesting system market is expected to grow from USD 311.2 Million in 2016 to USD 645.8 Million by 2023, at a CAGR of 10.62% between 2017 and 2023.

Customer Benefits

Energy harvesting capability results in battery free devices, or devices with extended power lifetime. This saves the hassle of replacing batteries, thus enhancing user experience. In particular, battery free operation is especially useful in low power IoT devices deployed in the field which are difficult to access.

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