Friday, January 02, 2015

IoT: Self-Powered (Texas Instruments)

Has Texas Instruments Cracked the Self-Powered Internet of Things? (TXN):

" won't find modern smart watches collecting power from your wrist movements, and very rarely from solar cells. The power available in these sources just isn't strong enough to charge a lithium-ion battery. That's where Texas Instruments' voltage converter comes in.

Combining and amplifying the voltage from tiny power sources such as vibration harvesters or heat-powered thermocouples...

Texas Instruments has done that work, preparing for a splashy presentation at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas."

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