The sourcing of energy is a critical success factor in the development of embedded systems, especially within portable and IoT devices. Battery technology needs to scale to meet the needs of smaller applications and this is particularly important for supporting the power requirements of transient power delivery. Transient power sourcing in the IoT space is a tricky problem as battery form factors are reduced and equivalent series resistance (ESR) increases.
These are the sort of power issues our team at PBC Tech is thinking about all the time, so we were delighted to present a technical talk on this subject at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, California this week.
Our extensive work with supercapacitors has shown that supercapacitor integration may be the answer to addressing transient power and energy needs in embedded systems.