Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

December 2023
Have We Reached the Age of the Solid-State Battery?

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Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

For a long time we have known that the solid-state battery would be the next big step in battery technology. While scientists and researchers have spent many years trying to develop other battery chemistries, the solid-state battery is more likely to bring almost immediate improvements to our energy storage. The other
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12/01/2023

An Engineer's Guide to EV Battery Management Systems

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Figure 1: An electric vehicle's battery pack. (Source: Nissan)

An EV's primary energy source is a battery pack (Figure 1). A pack is typically designed to fit on the vehicle's underside, between the front and back wheels, and occupies the space usually reserved for a transmission tunnel, exhaust, and fuel tank in an internal combustion vehicle. Keeping the pack as low as poss
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12/01/2023
Accelerating Life Cycle Testing for Battery Cell Manufacturing

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Figure 1. Critical stages in the battery cell manufacturing process

Gigafactories have helped boost Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell production from a capacity of 4 to 10 GWh per year to 40 to 80 GWh per year. Bringing cost efficiency to the forefront, high-volume battery cell production has led to a 90% plunge in EV battery prices over the past decade. Scaling up battery c
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12/01/2023
Advanced Battery-Management ICs are Essential Elements Powering the Growth of Smart IoT Devices

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Figure 1: IoT Applications

The term Internet of Things, or IoT, was first developed in the late 1990s and was related to RFID technology. Over the two decades since being developed, IoT has flourished to include literally billions of nodes, each with its unique IP address. The notion of “smart” IoT is a relatively new development. The
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12/01/2023
Transporting us Through the Holidays and the New Year

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Jason Lomberg, North America Editor, PSD

Welcome to the December issue, and an early happy holiday to one and all! Hopefully, everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with good food and good company and no one got trampled to death in search of increasingly mediocre deals (because in our digital world, it’s making less and less sense to stand in l
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12/01/2023

 



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