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.
Microchip Technology and Cymbet teamed to create the customizable XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit. The energy harvesting kit includes a modular development board with the PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller. The included Cymbet EnerChip EH Eval-08 Energy Harvesting Board harvests solar energy that is then stored in the EnerChip solid-state, rechargeable energy-storage devices. PICtail daughter boards can be added for the rapid evaluation of a wide variety of system functions, including ZigBee and proprietary wireless connectivity, and SD memory cards. The XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Kit (part # DV164133) is available today for $195.