The EnerChip EP Universal Energy Harvesting CBC-EVAL-09 kit is the world's first universal Energy Harvesting wireless sensor development tool. All the hardware is documented with reference design schematics. Also, the firmware for the wireless endpoints has been enhanced to be "energy-aware" and is available as source code. The demo kit also includes a PC Graphical User Interface that manages the wireless network. This kit also includes the CBC-PV-02 photovoltaic cell as shown below.
The CBC-PV-02 Photovoltaic Cell on the EVAL-09 as shown on the bill of materials is available separately for purchase at several of Cymbet's distributors. This PV cell is ideal for energy harvesting-powered systems such as wireless sensors.
The CBC-PV-01 Photovoltaic Cell used on EVAL-08 and can be used with EVAL-09 This PV cell is approximately twice as large as the CBC-PV-02. It is ideal for solar energy harvesting in low light conditions. The CBC-PV-01 is available separately for purchase at several of Cymbet's distributors. This PV cell is ideal for energy harvesting-powered systems such as wireless sensors and stand-alone energy harvesting powered systems.
The EnerChip EP Energy Processor CBC915 performs maximum peak power tracking with high efficiency at the micropower or even nanopower level using advanced circuit design techniques and ultra low power electronics. The CBC915 has unique features that provide "energy aware" features that are vital for optimal system power consumption and operation.
The CBC-EVAL-10 Solar Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit is an ideal solution for creating new zero power devices such as wireless sensors and data loggers. This kit provides a very cost effective solution for solar energy harvesting. The solar cell is connected directly to the Cymbet EnerChip CBC3150 smart battery that has integrated solar cell power input conversion, energy storage charge control, battery cut-off and output power management. The EVAL-10 has connectors for target system attachment including the Texas Instruments eZ430-RF2500 wireless demo kit. The entire bill of materials for this kit is shown in the data sheet.
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