Addressing the Transient Power & Energy Needs of Embedded Systems with Supercapacitors

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Addressing the Transient Power & Energy Needs of Embedded Systems with Supercapacitors

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.

Supercapacitor technology solutions, ranging from power decoupling to battery replacement, are robust and have many product friendly features including thin prismatic form factor and lack regulatory restriction. In our presentation we discussed these approaches and compared energy storage alternatives (Li-Ion, EDLC, LIC), safety and reliability of solutions.  Our presentation included use cases and examples of implementations issues and advantages of supercapacitor integration within embedded system products.
If you are concerned about energy and power management in embedded systems, contact us to learn more about how you may be able to put supercapacitor technologies to use.
2018-01-18T11:44:52+00:00