Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

May 2020
LED Driver for Stable Lighting During Battery Voltage Drops
ROHM recently announced the development of an ultra-compact high output linear LED driver IC (BD18336NUF-M) that provides stable lighting even in the event of battery voltage drops on a single chip, making it ideal for a broad range of socket-type LED lamps used in vehicle systems, from DRLs (Daytime Running La
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Date:
05/19/2020

Computer Vision Helps Scientists Study Lithium Ion Batteries

A new computer vision algorithm for identifying particles in a lithium-ion battery cathode has helped researchers track the cathode's degradation over time.

Lithium-ion batteries lose their juice over time, causing scientists and engineer to work hard to understand that process in detail. Now, scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have combined sophisticated machine learning algorithms with X-ray tomography data to produce a d
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Date:
05/11/2020
Power Management ICs Enhance Battery-Powered IoT Design
Silicon Labs announces a new line of energy-friendly power management ICs (PMICs) serving as dedicated companion chips for EFR32 wireless devices and EFM32 microcontrollers (MCUs). The EFP01 PMIC family provides a flexible, system-level power management solution enhancing the energy efficiency of battery-powered ap
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Date:
05/05/2020
5 Home IoT Devices that would Benefit from e-Paper Displays

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E-paper brings several benefits to home IoT systems, enabling them to display information to the user that can be seen in ambient light using minimal power.  What's more, the technology can display in color (yellow and red), enabling the delivery of eye-catching alerts. Here we look at five of the be
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Date:
05/03/2020