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Rarely Asked QuestionsEnablement of Batteryless Applications with Wireless Power
Features and Benefits
- Dual Input, Single Output DC/DCs with Input Prioritizer
- Energy Harvesting Input: 3.0V to 19V Buck DC/DC
- Battery Input: Up to 4.2V Buck-Boost DC/DC
- 10mA Shunt Battery Charger with Programmable Float Voltages: 3.45V, 4.0V, 4.1V, 4.2V
- Low Battery Disconnect
- Ultra Low Quiescent Current: 950nA at no Load
- Integrated Supercapacitor Balancer
- Up to 50mA of Output Current
- Programmable DC/DC Output Voltage, Buck UVLO, and Buck-Boost Peak Input Current
- Integrated Low-Loss Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier
- Input Protective Shunt: Up to 25mA at VIN ≥ 20V
- 5mm × 5mm QFN-32 Package
The LTC3331 integrates a high voltage energy harvesting power supply plus a buck-boost DC/DC powered from a rechargeable battery to create a single output supply for alternative energy applications. A 10mA shunt allows simple charging of the battery with harvested energy while a low battery disconnect function protects the battery from deep discharge. The energy harvesting power supply, consisting of an integrated full-wave bridge rectifier and a high voltage buck DC/DC, harvests energy from piezoelectric, solar, or magnetic sources. Either DC/DC converter can deliver energy to a single output. The buck operates when harvested energy is available, reducing the quiescent current draw on the battery to the 200nA required by the shunt charger, thereby extending the life of the battery. The buck-boost powers VOUT only when harvested energy is unavailable.
A supercapacitor balancer is also integrated, allowing for increased output storage. Voltage and current settings for both inputs and outputs are programmable via pin-strapped logic inputs. The LTC3331 is available in a 5mm × 5mm QFN-32 package.
- Energy Harvesting
- Solar Powered Systems with Battery Backup
- Wireless HVAC Sensors and Security Devices
- Mobile Asset Tracking
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Demonstration circuit 2321A is a low power wireless sensor node development platform equipped with an E-ink display for user feedback. The system is capable of monitoring and managing its available energy, logging information from sensors and sharing this data over a wireless network.
The board is designed to connect to the DC2344A or DC2509A energy harvesting demonstration boards which output a regulated power supply as well as status information from energy harvesting ICs and their backup batteries. Two coulomb counters on the DC2321A allow the processor to monitor the energy output of these batteries which will vary depending on the amount of energy which can be harvested from the system’s surroundings.
A DC2274A-A SmartMesh Manager must be used in order to evaluate the networking features of the DC2321A.
Demonstration Circuit DC2151A is a nanopower buckboost DC/DC with energy harvesting battery charger featuring the LTC3331. The LTC3331 integrates a high voltage energy harvesting power supply plus a DC/DC converter powered by a rechargeable cell battery to create a single output supply for alternative energy applications. The energy harvesting power supply, consisting of an integrated low-loss full-wave bridge with a high voltage buck converter, harvests energy from piezoelectric, solar or magnetic sources. The rechargeable cell input powers a buck-boost converter capable of operating down to 1.8V at its input. Either DC/DC converter can deliver energy to a single output. The buck operates when harvested energy is available, reducing the quiescent current drawn on the battery to essentially zero. The buck-boost takes over when harvested energy goes away.
Tools & Simulations
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Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:
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