Hot ProductsEnergy Harvesting
Linear Technology manufactures a wide range of ultra-low power products targeted for Energy harvesting applications. Power management products that convert energy from Vibration (Piezo), PhotoVoltaic (Solar) and Thermal (TEC, TEG, Thermopiles, Thermocouples) sources provide high efficiency conversion to regulated voltages or to charge batteries and super capacitor storage elements. Boost converters that operate from as little as 20mV or Battery chargers with Maximum Power Point capability expand the possibilities for a wide variety of industrial automation and control, wireless sensor, transportation, automotive and building management applications.
Ultra-low quiescent current linear regulators, op amps, comparators, voltage supervisors, analog to digital converters, digital to analog converters and voltage references provide additional fundamental building blocks required for autonomous systems.
LTC3105 - 400mA Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter for Energy Harvesting Applications
LTC3108 - Ultralow Voltage Step-Up Converter and Power Manager
LTC3109 - Auto-Polarity, Ultralow Voltage Step-Up Converter and Power Manager
LTC3534 - 7V, 500mA Synchronous Buck-Boost DC/DC Converter
LTC3535 - Dual 550mA, 1MHz Synchronous Boost Regulator with Output Disconnect & Soft-Start in a 3mm x 3mm DFN
LT3652 - An innovative, solar power directed monolithic buck battery charger
LT3652HV: High Voltage 2A Battery Charger Matches Solar Cell Peak Power Tracking
LTC3588-1 - Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Power Supply
LTC4070 - Li-Ion/Polymer Shunt Battery Charger System
Energy Harvesting Applications
with Jim Drew, Sr. Applications Engineer
Energy Harvesting ApplicationsEnergy harvesting applications are finding their way into many remote monitoring applications where utility power is not available. New developments in ultralow power microcontrollers with their high level of integration are enabling monitoring systems which draw sub milliwatts of power. Various energy sources that were not useful as power sources for electronic sensors can now be used. The energy harvesting system must be highly efficient and present minimal loading effect on the energy source and the output storage elements when in their "sleep" mode.
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