EnerChip Energy Processor
EnerChip™ Energy Processor CBC915
In order to create high efficiency Energy Harvesting-based systems, it is imperative to optimize the electronics for:
- High efficiency EH transducer input power conversion
- Energy storage
- Energy storage device management
- Power output regulation
- Energy Aware system management
The EnerChip EP CBC915 performs these tasks with high efficiency at the micropower or even nanopower level using advanced circuit design techniques and ultra low power electronics. Click here for the CBC915 Datasheet.
The EnerChip Energy Processor uses an advanced patent-pending Maximum Peak Power Tracking algorithm that constantly matches the EH transducer output impedance. MPPT is the most efficient method of converting energy from an EH transducer, and is superior to charge accumulation techniques that do not match the impedance of the transducer to the power conversion stage. The EnerChip EP operates in multiple modes and can communicate with microcontrollers. The EP manages all aspects of energy storage devices/peripherals and uses intelligent power management during the start-up initialization sequence. The EP operates at 10X less power than other EH power management units.
The EnerChip EP CBC915-ACA is an ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) in a standard 38 pin TSSOP package. Just like the EnerChip, it comes on tape and reel for SMT assembly and reflow soldering. Get more information in the EnerChip EP Brochure.
EnerChip EP Universal Energy Harvesting Eval Kit
The EnerChip Energy Processor CBC915-ACA is the heart of the new Cymbet CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting Eval Kit. Click here for the video of the EnerChip EP EVAL-09 that demonstrates solar, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and electromagnetic EH transducers. The EVAL-09 Datasheet is on the Products/Evaluation Kit page - click on the EVAL-09 photo below for additional information.
EnerChip EP Enables New Applications
There are many exciting new applications that could use Energy Harvesting for powering devices. However, utilizing the “free” ambient energy surrounding a system is a complex design challenge. There are many questions to answer:
- How to interface to energy harvesting transducers?
- How to convert low input power with high efficiency?
- How to manage energy storage?
- How to control power to the rest of the system?
- How to best manage the system power states?
- How to make the entire system “Energy Aware”?
The EnerChip Energy Processor solves these challenges by implementing an intelligent integrated approach to Energy Harvesting power management. The EnerChip EP is the key enabler for Zero Power devices. Depending on the needs of your Energy Harvesting based design either the EnerChip EP CBC915 or the EnerChip CC CBC3150 will meet your needs.
Every Energy Harvesting-based project has unique requirements. To jump start your project, please call our Cymbet Applications Team at +1 763-633-1780 or drop us a note via our Applications Support Form.