Alternative Energy Solutions - Energy Scavenging

Alternative Energy Solutions - Energy Scavenging

Energy scavenging systems are devices that can convert solar power, thermal energy, wind power, mechanical energy and electromagnetic energy into electrical energy. This is then stored in batteries or super capacitors.

Benefiting from the latest developments in semiconductor technology, such energy scavenging schemes are getting increasingly easier to develop and implement.

An energy scavenging system is composed of energy collection, energy storage and power management devices.The energy collection is responsible for capturing the energy from surrounding sources (such as ambient light or mechanical vibration) and converting it into electrical power. The electrical power is stored in batteries or super capacitors to feed to other devices. The power management converts the stored power into different voltage and current levels for satisfying the different needs of powered devices.

The common application of the energy scavenging systems can be found in wireless network sensors or wireless detection devices. In these applications, the use of ultra low power consuming MCUs and Wireless Trancievers and the scarcity of the conventional power sources makes the case for the implementation and use of Energy Scavenging Systems.
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKCommand Reference: Digi Connect FamilyClick here
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKGetting Started Guide: ConnectWare ManagerClick here
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKGetting Started Guide: Drop-In Networking Kit - 802.15.4Click here
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DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKUsers Guide: ConnectPort X FamilyClick here
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKUsers Guide: ConnectWare ManagerClick here
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKUsers Guide: XCTU Configuration & Test Utility SoftwareClick here
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DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKApplication Guide: How to Perform a Range TestClick here
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKCustomization and Integration Guide: Digi Connect FamilyClick here
DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKMechanical Drawing: XBee / XBee Pro OEM RF Modules: RPSMA VariantClick here
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ZigBee DVKAN061 -- Optimizing power consumption with the CC2520DKCC2520DKAN061Click here
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ZigBee DVKAN081 -- Johanson Technology balun optimized for CC2530 (Rev. A)  (Multiple Files) AN081Click here
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MICROCHIPMCUPIC® MCU Tips 'n Tricks Featuring nanoWatt XLP Technology (DS01146B) Click here
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MICROCHIPMCUAN1268 - mTouch Capacitive Sensing Using Period Method  AN1268Click here
MICROCHIPMCUAN1298 - Capacitive Touch Using Only an ADC (CVD)  AN1298Click here
MICROCHIPMCUAN1317 - mTouch Conducted Noise Immunity Techniques for the CTMU  AN1317Click here
MICROCHIPMCUAN1325 - mTouch Metal Over Cap Technology  AN1325Click here
MICROCHIPMCUAN1334 - Techniques for Robust Touch Sensing Design  AN1334Click here
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DIGI INTERNATIONALZigBee DVKDrop-in Networking Professional Development KitXK-Z11-EBP-WB Click here
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STMICROELECTRONICSZigBee DVKSTM32W108B-SK User's Manual STM32W108B-SK Click here
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TELEGESISZigBee DVKETRX2USBETRX2USB User's ManualETRX2USBETRX2USB Click here
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ZigBee DVKCC2431DKCC2431DK Development Kit User's Guide (Rev. D)CC2431DKCC2431DK Click here
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ZigBee DVKCC2530ZDKCC2530ZDK DatasheetCC2530ZDKCC2530ZDKClick here
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ZigBee DVKCC2591EMKCC2591EMK Quick Start Guide CC2591EMKCC2591EMKClick here
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS MCUEZ430-TMS37157EZ430-TMS37157 Development Tool User's Guide (Rev. A) EZ430-TMS37157EZ430-TMS37157Click here
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