Energy harvesting solution for low-power applications
Offered as a high-performance energy harvesting solution for low-power applications, Diatom has a wide power input range from microwatts to milliwatts and a unique ultra-fast maximum power point tracker (MPPT) that is designed to enable top harvesting efficiency. It is designed to extract the power output of a wide range of energy harvesters to charge a variety of energy storage elements such as rechargeable batteries or supercapacitors.
A cold start feature enables batteryless applications, which helps companies reduce their maintenance cost resulting from battery maintenance, while offering their customers a more sustainable and easier to use option, says the company.
“Diatom’s inductorless design and integrated power management functionalities enable customers to further reduce the implementation cost and area required to achieve top performance,”: says Simon van der Jagt, CEO at Nowi. “We are very proud of this new product and look forward to the new customer designs it will make possible.”
Diatom is designed to enable power autonomy in a variety of low-power applications, from smart home to 4.0 industry/retail such as IoT devices, ESLs, to smart wearables such as smart bands, glasses, and consumer electronics like remote controls and tags.
The device comes in the compact 28-lead QFN package of 4mm x 4mm. Requiring no inductors nor coilcraft, Diatom’s design reduces the BOM and has an assembly footprint of ~20mm2.