The EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit is a complete wireless sensor reference design. Including an MCU and radio module from Microchip, and multiple indoor environmental sensors, the system power is provided by paper-thin THINERGY Micro-Energy Cell (MEC). The solid-state battery solution constantly recharges via ambient energy harvesting. The MECs result in low cost, hassle-free, permanent power solutions for small form factor industrial and consumer wireless sensor application.
The evaluation kit prompts the development of self-sustaining green sensor solutions, replacing conventional batteries and supercapacitors that often need replacement when exposed to high temperatures. Sensors included are a Passive Infra-Red (PIR) occupancy sensor, a humidity sensor, ambient light semsor, and a temperature sensor.
A MiWi™ IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radio module communicates with the included Zena™ 2.4 GHz Wireless Adaptor. Users can easily develop their own environmental sensor systems and easily interface them with PC-based applications. The kit also features the MAX17710, from Maxim Integrated Products, the industry's first complete power-management integrated circuit (PMIC) solution dedicated to micro-energy harvesting and battery protection.
The integrated THINERGY MEC201-7S is a near loss-less energy storage cell the size of a postage stamp, yet fully capable of powering the entire sensor system. Self-discharge is so low and insignificant that energy can be reliably stored for many years on a single charge. Recharge is provided from an included solar panel and users can attach their own energy harvesters as well.
The IPS-EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit is available for purchase now. Contact company for pricing.
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