Energy-harvesting tool targets low energy sources
Linear Technologycontact supplier
LTC3588-1 energy-harvesting solution
Linear Technology has announced the LTC3588-1, a complete energy-harvesting solution that is optimised for low energy sources, including piezoelectric transducers.
The LTC3588-1 integrates a low-loss, full-wave bridge rectifier with a high-efficiency buck converter to harvest ambient vibrational energy via piezoelectric transducers and then convert it to a well-regulated output to power application microcontrollers, sensors, data converters and wireless transmission components.
The LTC3588-1 operates from an input voltage range of 2.7 to 20V, making it suitable for a range of piezoelectric transducers, as well other high output impedance energy sources.
Its high-efficiency buck DC/DC converter delivers up to 100mA of continuous output current or even higher pulsed loads.
Its output can be programmed to one of four (1.8, 2.5, 3.3 or 3.6V) fixed voltages to power a wireless transmitter or sensor.
Quiescent current is 950nA with the output in regulation (at no load), maximising overall efficiency.
The LTC3588-1 is designed to interface directly with a piezoelectric or alternative AC power source, rectify a voltage waveform and store harvested energy in an external storage capacitor while dissipating any excess power via an internal shunt regulator.
An ultralow quiescent current (450nA) undervoltage lockout (UVLO) mode with a wide hysteresis window enables charge to accumulate on the storage capacitor until the buck converter can efficiently transfer a portion of the stored charge to the output.
In its no-load sleep state, the LTC3588-1 regulates the output voltage, consuming 950nA of quiescent current while continuously charging the storage capacitor.
The LTC3588-1 requires minimal external components and is packaged in a 3 x 3mm DFN or a thermally enhanced MSOP-10 package, providing a compact solution footprint for a range of energy-harvesting applications.
The LTC3588EDD-1 is available in a 3 x 3mm DFN package and the LTC3588EMSE-1 is available in a thermally enhanced MSOP-10 package.
Linear Technology has launched the LT8610A and the LT8610AB — 3.5A- and 42V-input-capable synchronous step-down switching regulators. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 96 per cent, while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 2.5µA in no-load standby conditions.
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2874: an IO-Link master IC combining a power and communications interface to four remote IO-Link devices (slaves). A rugged interface and rich feature set make the LTC2874 suitable for larger systems implementing IO-Link (IEC61131-9) in harsh, industrial environments.
Application note: ultra-fast linear controller makes fast transient response power supplies download
The LT 1575 from Linear Technology is an ultra-fast linear controller that drives a low-cost, N-channel, power MOSFET pass transistor and does so with sufficient bandwidth that the bulk decoupling can be completely eliminated.
Linear Technology has released the Linduino One development tool, an Arduino-compatible platform for developing and distributing firmware libraries and code for SPI- and I2C-compatible integrated circuits.
The LT3905 is a fixed-frequency, current-mode step-up DC/DC converter designed to bias avalanche photodiodes (APDs) in optical receivers.