MAX20361 Tiny Single-/Multi-Cell Solar Harvester works from 225mV
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MAX20361 Tiny Single-/Multi-Cell Solar Harvester works from 225mV

Maxim Integrated’s solar harvester increases runtime and reduces the size of solar-powered designs Maxim Integrated's MAX20361 is a fully-integrated solution for harvesting energy from single-/multi-cell solar sources. It has an ultra-low quiescent current (360 nA) boost converter...

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80V Buck-Boost charging controller with MPPT for solar panels
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80V Buck-Boost charging controller with MPPT for solar panels

The LT8491 from Analog Devives includes Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) for solar panels, with algorithms, lead acid and lithium ion batteries up to 80V. Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a buck-boost Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) battery charging controller that includes...

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Energy harvesting PMIC available as samples
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Energy harvesting PMIC available as samples

Nowi BV (Delft, The Netherlands) has samples available of its NH2 energy harvesting power management IC (PMIC). The NH2D0245 comes in a QFN package measuring 3mm by 3mm. Including the external capacitor, it has an assembly footprint of just 3mm by 3.6mm. The NH2 is designed to extract...

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Buck-Boost Battery Charge Controller with MPPT and I2C
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Buck-Boost Battery Charge Controller with MPPT and I2C

The LT8491 from Analog Devices is a buck-boost switching regulator battery charge controller that implements a constant-current constant-voltage (CCCV) charging profile used for most battery types, including sealed lead-acid (SLA), flooded, gel and lithium-ion. Applications are...

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MPPT charge controller reference design for 12- and 24-V solar panels
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MPPT charge controller reference design for 12- and 24-V solar panels

This reference design is a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar charge controller for 12-V and 24-V solar panels. This compact reference design targets small and medium power solar charger solutions and is capable of operating with 15- to 60-V solar panel modules, 12- or 24-V...

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Icarus IoT Board has GPS, accelerometer and LiPo charging
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Icarus IoT Board has GPS, accelerometer and LiPo charging

More-powerful, low-power Icarus IoT Board sells at €99,50 Low-power, cost-effective Icarus IoT board built with the newest nRF91 modem from Nordic Semiconductor combines the latest technological features in the market and integrates the use of GPS and cellular data (LTE-M / NB-IoT) all...

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makerPower Solar – An intelligent solar power system for the internet of things.
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makerPower Solar – An intelligent solar power system for the internet of things.

makerPower Solar is a combination intelligent solar battery charger and power supply for low- to medium-power devices freeing them from the outlet. It is designed to provide 24/7 power for a wide range of embedded systems and IoT gadgets. According to Julio: Optimal charging is...

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LTC4162 Charges batteries from Solar Cells using MPPT
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LTC4162 Charges batteries from Solar Cells using MPPT

35V/3.2A Battery Step-Down Battery Charger with PowerPath and I2C Telemetry. by Zachary Pantely @ analog.com The first step to designing a battery charger is choosing a battery charger IC from the vast field of available solutions. To make an informed decision, a design team must first...

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