The way we use energy is rapidly changing. Traditional methods that harm our planet and force consumers to change/replace their batteries or even to dispose the whole device are losing their credibility.
In general, consumers are increasingly concerned about their environmental impact and are choosing environmentally friendly products. At e-peas, we develop solutions which extend battery life and, therefore, the usage of a product that operates on a battery or a storage element.
Users want to avoid situations in which their batteries are running out of performance and spend time on recharging a smartwatch. The battery performance can be significantly improved by energy harvesting making the watch more eco-friendly and therefore highly valued by consumers.
That’s where our energy harvesting solutions come to play:
E-peas’ Ambient Energy Managers (AEMs) enable the harvesting of energy from different ambient sources: indoor or outdoor light, thermal, AC/vibration and Radio Frequency signal.
Let’s have a look at how you can harvest solar energy with our AEMs (even in low light conditions):
As described below in the block diagram, the AEM manages and transfers the maximum available energy from the harvester – a photovoltaic cell in this case – to the storage element and adding power your hardware device:
To kick-start the testing and the integration process of light energy harvesting in your device, you only need the following elements:
- Our evaluation board for the AEM10941 (which includes the AEM10941 IC);
- A PV cell which we can help you to size and select from our established network of trusted partners;
- A storage element which we can help you to size and select from our network of partners.
Feel free to order our evaluation kit (our distributor network provides worldwide deliveries.) here and do not hesitate to contact us for support.
Along with online documentation, a Quick Start Guide will help you to configure the AEM and will enable quick and easy testing.
If you require any assistance, you can contact our Support Team which will help during testing and beyond.
Enjoy using the ambient energy to recharge your storage element and enable your devices to be energy autonomous!
The benefits of our solutions are:
- A top energy conversion efficiency
- The lowest quiescent current
- The lowest cold-start power
Every day, our best-in-class engineers work hard to make sure you get the best performing AEMs. They ensure that your watch is the market leader and that your customers are satisfied with an innovative product that they do not need to recharge.