EnerChip EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit

Cymbet introduced the EnerChip EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. EVAL-09 features the EnerChip CBC915-ACA Energy Processor (EP) and CBC51100 100uAh solid state battery module. The EnerChip EP supports all types of ambient energy harvesting from light and vibration, to thermal gradients and flow/motion. The kit works universally across all energy harvesting transducer technologies including photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and electromagnetic. The Cymbet EVAL-09 Kit for developing Energy Harvesting applications is available now.

Cymbet EnerChip EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit

EnerChip EP Universal Energy Harvesting Eval Kit Features

  • Energy Harvesting transducer input below 4.06V DC (normally a photovoltaic cell)
  • Energy Harvesting transducer input below 4.06V AC
  • Energy Harvesting constant impedance transducer input from 4.06V DC to 20VDC (normally a photovoltaic cell or higher voltage thermoelectric generator)
  • Energy Harvesting transducer input from 4.06V DC to 20V AC (normally a piezoelectric vibrational harvester)
  • Bridge Rectifiers rectifies from AC to DC for AC In or HV AC IN
  • Boost Converter boosts the DC In or AC IN voltage to 4.06 Volts
  • Low Voltage Charge Pumps to start up the CBC915 Energy Processor
  • Flyback Down Converter drops HV DC IN or HV AC1 IN/HV AC2 IN down to 4.06V
  • EnerChip EP CBC915 finds the Maximum Peak Power Tracking point of the EH transducer input
  • Transducer Input Voltage Select and Sense Switches monitor all input voltages and connects to the Energy Processor
  • EnerChip CBC51100 Solid State Battery Module features two EnerChip 50uAh solid state batteries (CBC3150 and CBC050) for energy storage
  • Low Voltage Cut-off circuit disconnects the batteries in the event the voltage on the EnerChips falls below 3.0VDC
  • Energy Management Switching Matrix controls the routing of Vout to the system load
  • User selectable switches indicate the EH transducer input to voltage output
  • Serial I/O communications lines connect the Energy Processor to another microcontroller (such as the TI MSP430 MCU on the eZ430-RF2500 demo kit wireless end device)

More info: Cymbet