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DSP Group’s SmartVoice Tech Enables Alexa Voice Experiences in New Lenovo™ Smart Tabs


TRINAMIC`s driver chip integrates motion control: TMC5161


Housed in a 10×10-mm2 aQFN package, the TMC51

LEM`s xEV BMS High precision Current Sensor


Check out Merit Sensor`s Custom Pressure Sensors for the Aerospace Industry



Iriso released the 18010 Connector SERIES: High speed signal interface MXM connector compatible with Qseven specification.


It can be used to connect the carrier board interface to carry all I/O signals to and from

Excelsys introduces the worlds only fanless 1000W Modular Power Supply


CoolX1000 Series Provides New Level of Flexibility in Power Supply Monitoring and Control Throug

MEMSIC introduces 3-Axis Magnetic Sensor MMC5883MA


Industry’s highest accuracy, lowest noise and lowest power consumption, all combined

IEI launchs the New Generation Data Collector - MODAT-550A


Compact, rugged and connected.  Learn more

New Japan Radio Co Ltd (NJR) has developed a RF Power Amplifier NJG1330


New JRC has devoted to develop power amplifier multi-chip modules for transmission that use

TRINAMIC`s TMC4671 is a fully integrated servo controller


Providing Field Oriented Control for BLDC/PMSM and 2-phase Stepper Motors as well as DC mot

With Merit Sensor`s TR Series you can count on most accurate and reliable pressure measurement.


Its hermetically sealed die measures pressure from

EM Microelectronic breaks new ground as the world’s first EPC Gen2v2-certified product


The EPC Gen2v2 standard integrates the latest security and privacy features, addressing the

MELEXIS released Infrared temperature sensor driver for Linux kernel.


Melexis has contributed and maintains a driver for the MLX90632 IR temperature sensor into

NetPower`s new 180-400V High Input Half Brick DC-DC Converters


NetPower announces the release of high input half brick HYUEA DC-DC converters. These encap

Standex-Meder`s Planar Transformers for Electric Vehicle Fast Charging


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AstrodyneTDI EDP65 Series: 65 Watt Desktop External Power Adapter for Medical and Industrial Applications


The EDP65 series of power supplies provide BF level leakage and meet 2 MOPP patient safet

AstrodyneTDI EDP65 Series: 65 Watt Desktop External Power Adapter for Medical and Industrial Applications


The EDP65 series of power supplies provide BF level leakage and meet 2 MOPP patient safet

iEi launches HSC-13M3-O and HSC-13M4-E High Speed USB3 Industrial Cameras.


The architecture of the IEI Camera is based on USB3 Vision and GenICam standard, which offe

RAFI`s LUMOTAST 16 Series switch: Compact, low-profile, single-piece switch family simplifies assembly and customization


LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons are compact and function with characteristic reliability due to hig

Fuji Electric will introduce Turbo Blower Product line in Americas


Melexis announces next-generation Triaxis® position sensor IC


Sumida Corp.`s new SMD Inductor for Automotive Applications: CDRH50D28B/T150


The new SMD inductor 

IEI launches TANK-870e-H110: High I/O Flexibility Fanless Embedded System.


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LEM`s ATO/SP3 IoT Series




Excelsys introduces New Dual Output CoolMod for CoolX


SunLED new product release: XZMDKCBDDG45S-9 - Reverse-Mount RGB PLCC SMD LED


Melexis announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for small applications


Ultra small size and advanced soft-switching delivers low EMI and acoustic noise operation to th

Rubycon`s new Products and recent Updates


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IEI Launches the New POC-W24C-ULT3 24” Medical Grade Panel PC


IEI Corp. launches the new POC-W24C-ULT3 24”

Hosonic: World`s leading professional crystal resonators and crystal oscillators manufacturers


EM MicroElectronic`s EM9304 brings Bluetooth® 4.2 with high-performance and tiny chip


Learn about RAFI USA, Inc. Emergency-Stop Products


Be it small or big, round or square, reset by pulling or rotation, rugged or design-oriente

Check out Fedco Batteries: Specialist in Battery Design, Manufacture and Distribution.


Fedco Batteries™ engineers and manufactures quality batteri

NetPower`s QPS4012x100: 36-75V Input, 1.2V 100A Output Quarter Brick Converter


Standex-Meder`s Planar Transformers for E-Car Applications


World’s smallest Bluetooth chip by EM Microelectronic


Knape&Vogt`s new Desktop Sit-Stand 'Volante'


Sumida`s SMD power inductor series CDEP**D**/T150; Wound by flat wire and assembled with a Mn-Zn ferrite core


GaN System`s PFC Design – Maximizing Efficiency and Lowering Cost with GaN Transistors


Standex-Meder`s Reed Sensors for hot tubs and spas


Heating Systems in hot Tubs and Spas use

AstrodyneTDI introduces a high density open frame AC/DC power supply: ASM400 series


New high density open frame AC/DC Power Supply from

Irisio Electronics 'Board To Board connectors'


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LEM`s HO range extension - High performance, cost effective, contactless current Transducers



Kyocera introduces 6.2" LCD Display featuring Advanced Wide Viewing Technology for best optical performance


Kyocera, a world-leading electronic device manufacturer, introduced a 6.2” LCD displa

Custom Pressure Sensors from Merit Sensor for the Aerospace Industry


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SunLED`s PX Series: Pulse Oximetry LEDs available now


Standex-Meder`s ATEX Optocouplers


Telit introduces Bluetooth 4.2 Host Controller Interface Module with Integrated Chip Antenna.


Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the BL871E2-HI, a dual-m

Wima`s Metallized Film Capacitors with extended ranges


Wima`s Metallized Film Capacitors with extended ran

Rubycon`s winding type conductive Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors (Hybrid type)


Rectron`s new SM Bridge Rectifiers


Looking to reduce size of the bridge?

LEM introduces open-loop Hall effect Current Transducers with digital outputs


LEM announces digital output versions of HO and HLSR open-loop Hall effect current transducers wi

Sumida Corp. released PIN type Inductor for LED Application: RPT109


Excelsys introducing 600W bulk power module for CoolX power supply series


Excelsys introduces 600W bulk power output module for market leading, convection cooled C

GaN Systems released new Application Note highlighting paralleling GaN devices to reach 650V, 240A


GaN transistors exhibit exceptional paralleling capabilities. App Note GN004 is a practical

Melexis announces second-generation Triaxis® resolver motor position sensor.


Melexis announces a new se

IEI launches the New Handheld 1D/2D Barcode Reader - HTDB-100 Series


IEI`s New Handheld 1D/2D Barcode Reader - HTDB-100 Series. Features include:

Check out Standex-Meder Electronics Transformers for Alternative Energy, Medical and Smart Grid Applications


Custom designed Standex Electronics magnetics and power conversion components are used in a

Check out KV Server slides with built in cable management system


KV has a complete lineup of slides and cable management systems&n

Check out Melexis TOF sensors for collision and avoidance systems.


The Melexis MLX75023 is a QVGA (320x240 pixel) resolution optical Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera s

American Zettler AZ2800 and AZ2850 relays post top-of-the-market 40A rating


Aliso Viejo, CA – August 8th, 2016 – American Zettler recently

GaN Systems Inc: GaN Technology is set to Replace Silicon Technology because of its Superior Characteristics.


Gallium Nitride (GaN) has a wide band gap and owing to its advanced features such as high breakdo

Learn more about Standex Meder Electronics Hall effect sensors


Standex-Meder Hall Effect Sensors offer solid state reliability, 

IEI Launches a new industrial mothewboard- the THIN mini ITXtKINO-BW


  ● Thin Mini-ITX form factor with

Excelsys releases revolutionary new Modular Fanless Power Supply, the COOLx600


The CoolX600 Series is the new, revolutionary, convection-cooled modular power supply that delive

Energy Efficient: Switch Green Solutions from Standex-Meder


Standex Meder has new Sustainable and Green Solutions for Altern

GaN Systems at the Heart of Your System


GaN Systems is passionate about being accessible, collaborative, innovative, and sharing informat

American Zettler releases new line of high efficiency miniature power relays.


American Zettler released a new line of 

Fuji Electric Announces Release of New High-Speed Discrete IGBT Series


Fuji Electric has added a new lineup of power semiconductors to its product portfolio with the &l

Gainspan's new low power module GS780MIZ supports Bluetooth Smart Technology.


At CES this year GainSpan® Corporation, announced the

Sun LED releases worlds smallest LED


As new product designs become smaller and more compact, the need for smaller components has becom

Sumida releases high power inductor for use in high efficiency circuits.


In order to achieve high electric performance and high magnetic shielding, 2 kinds of metal mater

Fuji Electric Introduces 7th Gen. IGBT Module for Industrial Applications


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ZMDI’s Sensing Division Releases World-Class Devices in Q2 2015


In the second quarter of 2015, ZMDI released seven new products to the global market through its

New VersoLEDs from SunLED


SunLED is introducing a series of LED's that breaks away from application defined limitations. Th

ZMDI Introduces new ZSPM4023 DC/DC buck regulators


ZSPM4023 product family ICs are constant-frequency, synchronous DC/DC buck regulators featuring a

Excelsys introduce the New Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules-optimized for Reactive Loads


Excelsys Technologies today introduced the Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output mod

ZMDI presents at Long Beach Sensor Expo


ZMDI, a global semiconductor company, further bolsters its mobile and multi-market sensing portf

IEI Launches the KINO-SE-i2 Mini ITX Motherboard


Features: Mini-IT

KYOCERA Introduces Robust 4.2" and 5.0" TFT LCD Displays for Outdoor Applications


The new 4.2-inch TFT LCD panel (T-57152GD042H-LW-AAN) features a 480 x 272 resolution, brightness

Standex Meder-Electronica China


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ZMDI releases the ZAMC4100 actuator and motor controller


The ZAMC4100 Actuator and Motor Controller is an integrated, single package solution that feature

Standex Meder Technical Library


In Standex Meder's comprehensive tecnical library You'll find all FAQs concerning Reed Switches,

Standex Meder, Reed Relays/Switches.


To learn more about Standex Meder reed relays watch the tutorials

Viking Releases Thin Film Resistor Array TFAN


Thin Film Resistor Array TFAN Series offers the absolute tolerance of 0.1%, Extremely low TC

Tamura Releases DC-to-DC Converter for PV Applications


Designed to replace low-voltage wiring to the PV array to power data acquisition system el

ZMDI releases the ZSSC416x/7x Sensor Signal Conditioner Family


ZMDI releases the ZSSC416x/7x Sensor Signal Conditioner Family combining high-accuracy amp

ZMDI, announces the ZSPM1508 True-Digital PWM Controller IC


ZMDI announces the ZSPM1508 single-phase, true-digital pulse-width modulator (PWM) power c

American Zettler released its newest Relay AZ7709


AmericanZettler released its newest Relay AZ7709 to meet more stringent market requir

KYOCERA introduces new 7.0" WVGA TFT LCDs


KYOCERA introduces new 7.0" WVGA (800x480)  TFT LCDs featuring its fully integrated on cell

STANDEXMEDER`s KSK-1A82 ; world's smallest high current Reed Switch



TOREX introduces XCL219/220 world's Smallest 1A Buck Micro DC/DC.


TOREX introduces XCL219/220 world's Smallest 1A Buck Micro DC/DC. Hi-Sat cot control, fast transi

ZMDI released digital controller for powering next-generation enterprise networking and storage equipment


ZMDI released the ZSPM1505/6 single–phase true–digital power controllers optimized fo

TOREX introduced fully adjustable Voltage Detectors with VSEN & WDT


TOREX introduced fully adjustable Voltage Detectors with VSEN & WDT. High accuracy, high oper

STANDEX-MEDER developing world's smallest high voltage Reed Switch KSK‐1A35/1 series


STANDEX-MEDER developing world's smallest high voltage Reed Switch KSK‐1A35/1 series. Maximum g

TOREX released ultra low power, small size XC6190 Push Button Reset Controller


TOREX released ultra low power, small size XC6190 Push Button Reset Controller.  

ZMDI designed Smart Power Management ZSPM15xx family ICs


ZMDI designed Smart Power Management ZSPM15xx family ICs ; Controllers for high-current

Mvinix Systems delivering complete end-to-end electronic manufacturing capabilities


Mvinix Systems delivering highest quality in SMT Assembly, PCB Layout, Mechanical Design, an

Kyocera presents two latest high-efficiency TFT-LCD displays


Kyocera presents two latest high-efficiency TFT-LCD displays. 10.4" XGA (TCG104XGLP) and 12.1'' X

MegaChips launched sub-Ghz band low-cost BlueChip Wireless communication LSI (Model: MAB0100)


MegaChips launched sub-Ghz band low-cost BlueChip Wireless communication LSI (Model: MAB0100

ApexMaterialTechnology(AMT) designing and manufacturing high-performance, high-durability Touch products.


ApexMaterialTechnologyCorp.(AMT) designing and manufacturing high-performance, high-durabili

TOREX launched XC6129 series of ultra small Voltage Detectors.


TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. launched XC6129 series of ultra small Voltage Detectors. High accuracy,

ParkerVision introduced PV5870; Direct conversion quadrature Modulator / Demodulator.


ParkerVision introduced PV5870; Direct conversion quadrature modulator / demodulator designed for

AmericanZettler releases AZ7709 its newest appliance Relay


AmericanZettler releases AZ7709 its newest appliance Relay - 10 AMP sub-mini POWER RELAY. Designe

ASC developing range of highly efficient DC Filters


ASC developing range of highly efficient DC Filters; Inverter Bus Link series (IBL), Inverter Fil

ZMDI presents ZSPM2000; a True-Digital single-phase PWM Controller


ZMDI presents ZSPM2000; a True-Digital single-phase PWM Controller. Integrates a high-speed MOSFE

Viking Tech. manufacturing Integrated Passive Devices.


Viking Tech. manufacturing Integrated Passive Devices. Offering best quality ‘Resistor

Standex-Meder Electronics developed high- performance Planar Transformers


Standex-Meder Electronics developed high- performance Planar Transformers. Compact, low-profile p

Power-Plus providing instant & accurate Power solutions


Power-Plus providing Power Supplies, Converters, UPS systems, Fans, Filters, Line

ZMDI released Battery Management ICs ZSSC1750 and ZSSC1751


ZMDI released Battery Management ICs ZSSC1750 and ZSSC1751.High-precision and resolution data-acq

ASC manufacturing high-quality Film and Foil Capacitors


ASC manufacturing high-quality film and foil Capacitors. Offering life rating of 100,000 hours an

DATARAM offers competitively priced and highest reliability Memory Products


DATARAM offers competitively priced and highest reliability Memory Products for best perform

MegaChips announces Sensor Hub LSI “frizz”


MegaChips announces SensorHub LSI “frizz”. Located between the main processor and the

KYOCERA Display launched new family of TFT-LCDs featuring its innovative AWV Technology


KYOCERA Display launched new family of TFT-LCDs featuring its innovative Advanced Wide View (AWV)

Printec designing and manufacturing excellent quality & best possible cost Human Interface Devices


Printec designing and manufacturing high-quality Human Interface Devices. Producing excellent sta

ZMDI launches ZSSC3218; 18-Bit Sensor Signal Conditioner for Consumer Barometric Pressure and Thermopile Sensors


ZMDI launches ZSSC3218 ; A leading-edge, energy-efficient, high-Precision 18-bit Sensor Signal Co

ASC designed IGBT Snubber Capacitors for Power Electronics


ASC designed 329/X329  IGBT Snubber Capacitors. 329 combining self healing metallized film a

StandexMeder announced GP560 series of miniature ReedSwitches


StandexMeder announced GP560 series of miniature ReedSwitches. Ensures long life, maintain low co

ADDA unveils AS4028 DC cooling Fan


ADDA unveils AS4028 series of 40x40x28mm high pressure, high airflow DC cooling

Megachips high quality AFE chips


Megachips high performance, low power Analog FrontEnd (AFE) ICs; Integrated AD/DA converter, prog

FujiElectric`s high performance IGBTs


FujiElectric develops 6th generation IGBT/FWD chipsets. Greater power output, excellent turn On/O

ZMDI presents ZSPM4023 Family of DC/DC Regulators


ZMDI presents ZSPM4023 family ICs of DC/DC buck Regulators. High efficiency, ultra-fast transient

TOREX developed Low ON resistance High Function Power Switch Series


TOREX XC8107/8/9 series of high-function Power Switch ICs with an internal Pch MOS. Over current

American-Zettler`s Automotive Electromechanical Relays


American Zettler offering wide series of  micro-ISO, mini-ISO and PCB mounted Electromechani

Megachips`s capacitor-less LDO Linear Regulator


Megachips`s capacitor-less LDO (Low Drop Out) MA10010Sxy linear regulator. Perfect for analog and

KYOCERA developed Industrial TFT Displays with LED Backlights


KYOCERA Display released Industrial TFT-LCD with LED backlights. Long lifetime, LED backlights fi

StandexMeder released Vane Operated Reed Sensor MK28 for harsh environments


StandexMeder introduced Vane Operated Reed Sensor MK28 for harsh environments; combining reed sen

ZMDI Magnetic Position Sensor ZSSC5101 using MagnetoResistive sensing Technology


ZMDI developed Magnetic Position Sensors ZSSC5101 using MagnetoResistive sensing technology. Cont

Standex MEDER introduces smart Bilge Pump water-level sensors


Standex MEDER developed Smart Bilge Pump Sensors series that accurately detect a

Fuji Releases Silicon Carbide Schottky Barrier Diodes


Fuji Electric has recently released their new silicon carbide based schottky barrier diodes.

Fuji IGBT Module series for AT-NPC 3-level 12-in-1


Fuji has released the new IGBT Module series for AT-NPC 3-level.  Features include:&n

Megachips LSI


Megachips offers LSIs for the Games & Digital Home Electronics.   

Kyocera to release OnCell touch panel


Kyocera is to release OnCell touch panels to their displays. Some of the benefits of this technol

Fuji Releases V-Series IGBT


Fuji Electric has recently launched their V-Series IGBTS. These modules are for 3-Level inverters

Dataram Unveils Radeon R9 2400 Gamer Series Memory


Dataram Corporation , launched its AMD Radeon™ R

NetPower Introduces 3.3V/60A eighth brick converter


NetPower announces the addition of a high current eighth brick converter to its 48V input ei

ASC High Current Single Phase Capacitors


ASC™ HC (High Current) single phase capacitors are manufactured with very high qualit

Lighting remains “a bright spot” with new ballast ratings on American Zettler relays


 American Zettler is continuing to make 2014 a defining year by announcing a host of new rat

ZMDI release ZSSC416x


ZMDI announces the ZSSC416x, the first in ZMDI’s series of next generation of sensor signal

Torex's XCL101 Series, Ultra Low Power, Step-Up, Micro DC/DC Converter with Integrated Coil


Torex has developed the XCL101 series, the first step-up type converter in the XCL series o

Torex's USPQ-4B04 release


The USPQ-4B03, USPQ-4B04 is an ultra-small 1.0mm x 1.0mm size package.

Renco Releases High Current Version of RL-5480HC


Renco Electronics announces the release of the company’s high current version of the

American Zettler Releases new 30A-50A relay


In its most recent effort to remain a leader in latching relays for energy management and lightin

ZMDI Launches ZSSC3027


ZMDI announces the launch of the ZSSC3027, a leading-edge 16-bit sensor signal conditi

ZMDI and Murata Power Solutions Launch True-Digital Point-Of-Load Solutions



Torex releases XC8107/XC8108 Series Power Switches


TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. has developed the XC8107/XC8108 series of power switches with a lo

MK24 Series of Ultra-Miniature Surface Mount Reed Sensors


MEDER electronic Inc., a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches,

Kyocera Displays - ABN Technology for Passive Monochrome LCDs


Originally developed by KYOCERA Display as one of it technological innovations for the American a

GaN Systems Applications

GaN Systems develops and manufactures gallium nitride transistors targeted at efficient power conversion for solar, wind and smart-grid, electric and hybrid vehicles, and high efficiency power supply applications.

  • Switch mode power supplies (SMPS)
  • UPS & motor control
  • Cleantech – solar, wind & smartgrid
  • Hybrid and EV battery control & health management systems
  • Power factor correction controllers (PFC)


Hybrid and electric vehicles have a substantial power conversion requirement – a typical drivetrain can be switching 100kW. A typical silicon-based converter will be optimally 95% efficient – therefore having a 5% loss – or 5kW. These losses, as heat, have to be disposed of, and the current solutions involve water-cooling and separate radiator systems. GaN converters can achieve 98 to 99% efficiency – a threefold reduction in losses, and thanks to GaN’s higher operating temperatures, can be air-cooled. Of equal importance the silicon efficiency of 95% is only achieved at optimum full load; at low load the efficiency drops to the order of 70%. Due to the smaller drive circuit losses, GaN Systems devices can maintain efficiencies higher than 90% even at low loads.

Whenever power has to flow from its source to destination some form of control system is necessary. As new sources of energy are explored – wind, tides, bio-fuels – the need increasingly arises for ever more efficient controlling systems to link the power into our power grids for distribution to the user. GaN, with its higher power and temperature capabilities, and hence efficiency, has the potential to create the next generation of power control systems that will make these new sources viable.

MicroEnergy Cells

Brief Description:

IPS' innovative THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cells (MECs) are revolutionary solid-state, rechargeable, energy storage solutions that serve a variety of vertical markets. These paper-thin MECs are flexible and provide unrivaled cycle life and power performance. Able to operate in temperatures ranging from -40ºC to +85ºC, these ultra-thin MECs offer extremely low self discharge rates, low cell resistance and high power-making THINERGY the industry leading micro-energy storage offering. THINERGY Micro-Energy Cells are ideally suited for use with all forms of ambient energy harvesting techniques for recharging-such as solar, thermal, RF, magnetic and vibration energy-delivering a safe, reusable and clean power source for today's electronic devices and systems.

The rechargeability feature of the THINERGY MEC is critical for many applications. Just like an automobile that only carries around the amount of fuel needed for a certain amount of use (usage duty cycle), a rechargeable battery allows an application to only carry the amount of energy needed for its usage duty cycle - then it can be recharged and used over and over again. This allows for a much smaller, thinner, and lighter device design.

THINERGY MECs can be recharged beyond 100,000 cycles, making them perfect for trickle charge (constant recharge) applications, such as when used as a backup battery or when integrated with energy harvesting circuits. Re-charge takes only a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the state of discharge. There is no "memory" effect, so a full discharge and recharge is not necessary to prolong the capacity life of the battery.


There are several charging methods to Charge THINERGY:

  • The batteries can be recharged in several different ways including:
  • Infrastructure/Direct wire re-charge - Use of a direct electrical connection of the MEC to a re-charge circuit (conventional method used to re-charge batteries)
  • Inductive re-charge - Use of a magnetic field to wirelessly induce a current into a receiving coil with a control circuit that is connected to the battery
  • Energy Harvesting solutions such as:
  • Solar/Photovoltaics (converting light energy)
  • RF (Converting stray or directed radio frequency energy)
  • Kinetic (Converting vibrational energy)
  • Thermoelectric (Converting changes in heat energy)

The energy harvesting solutions provide a continuous, autonomous power source that, depending on the design, may provide a sufficient trickle charge to the battery such that a conventional direct wire recharge may never be needed, allowing decades of power without battery replacement. Leveraging it's revolutionary thinness, superior pulse power, and unrivaled cycle life, THINERGY® Micro Energy Cells deliver a superior energy storage solution to a wide range of markets.




Energy Harvesting:

An IPS MEC is superior in their charge acceptance and ability to efficiently store energy harvested from ambient environments such as radio frequency, magnetic, solar, heat and vibration. System designers utilizing our new THINERGY Applications Development Platform (ADP) will be able to evaluate both the performance of our revolutionary micro energy cells (MECs) along with a variety of third-party ambient energy harvesting systems.


Autonomous Wireless Sensors:

The ideal wireless sensor node (WSN) is small and lightweight, has sufficient power for accurate sensor readings and processing capability, can reliably transmit over useful distances, and is able to operate autonomously with zero maintenance for the life of the application. The number one inhibitor to achieving each of these ideal characteristics is the power source. Conventional batteries with organic liquid or polymer electrolytes only last a few years, and are very bulky. Supercapacitors have more than sufficient pulse power, but suffer from poor energy density and have very high leakage currents. Because supercaps hold so little energy, each data transmission of a WSN consumes a significant percentage of the supercap's energy, which is counted as a "cycle." If a sensor transmits every second, the supercap must cycle approximately 30,000,000 times in just one year.

THINERGY MECs are fundamentally different and provide the best solution for each of the wireless sensor node challenges. An MEC typically smaller than the devices they power, so they do not define the system form factor like other batteries or supercaps. As the world's most powerful battery for its size, MECs are unrivaled in their ability to provide high pulse current combined with ample energy density in a single device. Therefore, they can power the entire WSN (sensor, µP, radio, etc.), without the aid of additional capacitors, for days, weeks or months, on a single charge, depending on the duty cycle. When combined with ambient energy harvesting and IPS' patent-pending Passive Power Management Unit (PPMU™) electronics, a postage stamp sized MEC can autonomously power a WSN for decades. With their unprecedented cycle life of >10,000 full depth recharge cycles, and >100,000 shallow discharge cycles, the MEC will typically outlive the application it is powering. Since the capacity of the cell is so much higher than a supercap, typical transmit cycle of a WSN radio chip takes only about 0.002% of the energy of the cell. It takes about 40,000 transmit events of a typical WSN to be counted as a "cycle", which means the MEC can typically survive >400,000,000 transmit events, from a single MEC101-type cell. Stacking cells (electrically connected in parallel) further increases the capacity without increasing the footprint, and further increases the number of transmit events that can be performed on a single charge, and the cycle life of the device. With their all solid-state construction and inorganic electrolyte, THINERGY Micro Energy Cells have a typical self discharge rate of (10nA, operate over an extremely broad temperature range (-40°C to +85°C), and offer decades of maintenance-free service life for all forms of wireless sensor nodes. The ideal battery for the ideal WSN has arrived.


Powered Cards:

Powered Cards represent a rapidly growing application space for any micro-electronic solution in the shape of a credit card. The functionality goes beyond the traditional bank card with display or biometric authentication, and now includes customer loyalty cards, driver's licenses, medical cards, wireless sensor nodes and many other applications. Traditionally, these cards have been powered with thin, flexible primary (non-rechargeable) batteries. These cells offer a lifetime energy of around 12-25mAh, but deliver only low currents, which limit the potential functionality of the card. When the energy is used up, usually in less than 2 yrs (or sooner with added functionality), the entire card must be discarded and replaced - and at a significant expense just because the conventional battery "died. "THINERGY MECs offer a superior solution for powered card applications due to their unprecedented power, long life, and rapid rechargeability. The MEC can be hot laminated and has sufficient power to run a 32-bit ARM core processor within the card, which is sometimes needed to achieve rapid match-on-card biometric authentication. THINERGY MECs can be recharged "autonomously" via integrated energy harvesting, such as Piezo films, RF antennas and flexible photovoltaics. In addition, each time the card is "read" using Near Field Communications (NFC), which is like a passive RFID event, the 13.56MHz RF energy can be harvested to put power back into the MEC (data out, power in). This effortless recharge method leverages the existing RF reader infrastructure around the globe for NFC bank card Point of Sale (POS) readers, security systems with physical access doorway readers, or automotive keyless entry systems. THINERGY MECs allow designers to add power consuming features to powered cards, such as biometrics, displays, GPS data-loggers, wireless sensors and transmitters, without shortening the life of the battery or the card because the MEC can simply be recharged. In essence, THINERGY MECs last the life of the card.



    THINERGY MECs can be used in a wide range of RFID Applications including - Security & Asset Control Tags, Smart Labels, Flexible RFID Tags Integrating a THINERGY Micro-Energy Cell into an active RFID application will:
  • Provide increased range, power and data transfer speed
  • Increase the useful lifetime of the tag
  • Allow re-charging and re-use of the tags
  • Rechargeable using RF, inductive, or ambient energy field
  • Increase the operating temperature range of the tag
  • Allow for thinner/flexible product packaging


Medical Devices:

    A THINERGY MEC can be used in a wide range of medical devices including - Implantable Devices, Hearing Aids, Glucose Monitors, Drug Delivery Systems, Pacemakers and implantable insulin pumps. THINERGY MECs provide the highest energy density package with virtually limitless lifetime performance in a safe, solid-state package that can be implanted for life and recharged unobtrusively within the body with non-invasive RF energy, and:
  • provide continuous power or back-up power
  • limit the need for battery replacement and patient surgeries
  • enable smaller, thinner devices
  • can be recharged unobtrusively through the body

The high pulse current capability reduces need for additional components such as charging capacitors. Contact IPS to discuss your specific medical application.


Memory and RTC Backup Power:

THINERGY MECs can power many RTC chips from major manufacturers such as EM Microelectronics, Epson, Intersil, Maxim, OKI Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments (TI). For certain system applications, specialized circuitry can enable the THINERGY MEC to fully power RTC chips and allow read/write cycles, even when main power is disabled. Other micro-battery backup power solutions have insufficient discharge current and do not allow read/write cycles during system black-out periods.

In addition, these solid state, rechargeable, thin film Micro Energy Cells are the ideal micro-battery backup power solution source for SRAM memory ICs. MECs feature class-leading low self-discharge currents allowing charge retention for decades and provide a flat output voltage of 4V. They can be trickle charged with an unlimited number of charge and discharge cycles. THINERGY MECs provide back-up power to a wide variety of SRAM chips from manufacturers such as Cypress, Dallas Semi/Maxim, Micron, Renesas, Samsung, and Texas Instruments.

THINERGY MECs charge from zero to 90% capacity in only 10 minutes. The recharge is simple from a regulated 4.1V source and there are no external current limiting components. MECs are much smaller than coin cell batteries and super capacitors, and provide backup power for up to 20 times longer than other thin film batteries. Estimated backup times range from weeks to months.


Military / DOD:

    THINERGY MECs offer a compelling micro-battery backup pwer solution for Military/DOD applications due to their incredible power density, shock resistance, broad operating temperature range (-40°C to +85°C), and greater than 10 year life. They can be stacked into battery modules that can deliver, for example, 1 Amp of continuous current at 25°C in a compact module only 26mm x 26mm x 3.5mm. MECs can replace expensive "Reserve" batteries since they are much smaller, provide instant-on power, and can be stored in bunkers for decades while still maintaining their charge. Applications include:
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Smart Weapons/Bullets
  • Self-Destruct Fuzes
  • Communication Devices
  • Wireless Sensors
  • Active RFID/RTLS Tags
  • High Temperature Applications up to 200°C for Short Durations

THINERGY MECs are essentially a hybrid solution that leverages the energy density of batteries with the high discharge current of supercaps. Combined with less than 10nA of leakage current (



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