Energy harvesting is the process by which energy is derived from external sources (e.g. solar or light energy, thermal energy, and kinetic energy) and stored for small, wireless autonomous devices like those used in Wireless Sensor Nodes (WSNs).
Energy Harvesting Devices (EHDs) provide a very small amount of power for low-energy electronics. Solar modules are the most popular EHDs, since they are readily available, easy to use and low cost. The power generated is proportional to the size of module and varies with brightness.
Energy Harvesting Power Management ICs (PMICs)
An Energy Harvesting PMIC is part of an Energy Harvesting System (EHS) that includes the EHD and a Storage Device. The PMIC receives the intermittent, very low-energy generated by the EHD and transforms that energy for storage in the Storage Device. The Storage Device, which is typically a battery, conventional capacitor, or supercapacitor, then is connected to the rest of the system, providing the power needed to operate.
In this webinar, you will learn about:
Cypress’ low-power, battery-free Energy Harvesting PMIC solution for solar-powered Wireless Sensor Node (WSN) Internet of Things (IoT) Devices
Cypress’ flexible EZ-BLE™ Programmable Radio-on-Chip (PRoC™) Module for WSN communication
Cypress’ Solar-Powered IoT Device Kit, including an Energy Harvesting PMIC, a series solar module, an EZ-BLE PRoC Module and a BLE-USB bridge for connecting to a PC
About The Presenter
Jack Ogawa: Senior Director, Corporate Marketing
Jack Ogawa has been in tech for over 20 years doing B2B marketing, business development, and technical support, compiling a unique blend of experience: Asia/Japan business development focused on communication and handsets, US market development targeting IoT with NFC and HW root of trust, deep embedded system knowledge, plus proven revenue and product management.
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