Microchip : XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting |
Rapid Energy Harvester Prototyping
The XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit is a true development platform for realizing energy harvesting applications. It is based on Microchip’s PICR MCUs with nanoWatt XLP Technology and Cymbet’s EVAL-08 Solar Energy Harvester.
The development board portion of the kit features onboard temperature sensors, data EEPROM, potentiometer, watch crystal, LEDs and expansion connector for PICtail modules. Supported PICtail module options include: RF, SD/MMC Cards and more.
Solar Energy Harvester
The power for the kit is supplied by Cymbet’s EVAL-08 Solar Energy Harvester. The harvester features a high-effi ciency solar panel suitable for use with indoor or outdoor light.
The harvester captures, manages and stores energy in two Cymbet EnerChip thin-film rechargeable energy storage devices. The EnerChips supply energy to the XLP development board when light is not available.
■ Solar Energy Harvester with EnerChip storage devices providing backup power
■ Individual disable jumpers for board components such as temperature sensors, LEDs, EEPROM and potentiometer thereby removing unwanted standby current.
■ Expansion PICtail connector with MCU controlled power supply
■ Prototyping area for adding additional sensors and circuits
■ PICkit 3 Programmer/Debugger and board level connector for application software development
■ PIC24F16KA102 eXtreme Low Power MCU with 20 nA sleep currents (Can also be used with PIC24FJ64GA102)
■ UART to USB bridge for use in prototyping and PC communication
■ Energy Conscious software reports charge status as a percentage and charge state (Charging or Discharging EnerChips)
■ Cymbet Eval-08 solar energy harvesting board and cable
■ XLP 16-bit development board pre-loaded with Energy Conscious program
■ PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller
■ PICkit 3 programmer/debugger
■ USB cables
■ XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit user guide
■ PC-based user interface program
■ Quick Start Guide
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|KIT, DEV, 16BIT, XLP, ENERGY HARVEST|