First authorised global distributor for energy-harvesting PMICs

08-10-2020 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser is now the first authorised distributor to supply product from e-peas for immediate shipment globally. With 27 global locations, the company also provides customers with support in their local time zones, languages, and currencies.

With products that assist design engineers in allowing their hardware to be powered indefinitely, e-peas offers IC solutions for applications including industrial, home and building automation, agriculture, health monitoring, smart metering and other sectors. The company's Ambient Energy Manager product line includes solar, thermal, vibration and RF methods for extracting energy to supply IoT devices.

The company’s energy-harvesting ICs are combined energy management circuits that extract power from a harvester to store energy in a rechargeable element and to supply the system with two separate regulated voltages. The ICs harvest the available input current up to 110mA and integrate an ultra-low-power boost converter that functions with input voltages in a range from 50mV to 5V. With their unique cold-start circuit, they can start working with empty storage elements at an input voltage as low as 380mV (50mV for thermal applications) and an input power of just 3µW.

The AEM10941 solar energy-harvesting IC extracts DC power from up to seven-cell solar panels, while the AEM20940 thermal energy-harvesting IC takes DC power from a thermoelectric generator. The AEM30940 RF energy-harvesting IC can take DC power from a piezo generator, a micro turbine generator, or any other high-frequency RF waves at 868MHz or 915MHz with a minimum input power of 19dBm and at 2.4GHz with a minimum input power of 14dBm. The AEM40940 RF energy-harvesting IC extracts AC power from ambient RF waves, harvesting the available input power from 20dBm up to 10dBm.

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