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Nanotubular material opens new energy harvesting opportunities August 14, 2014Nanotubular material opens new energy harvesting opportunities Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California claim to have made a material that is 10 times stronger and stiffer than traditional aerogels of the same density opens new energy harvesting opportunities and support energy storage and conversion applications.

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Wi-Fi backscatter provides power for IoT devices August 6, 2014Wi-Fi backscatter provides power for IoT devices There is a lot of hype being generated over the concept of a smartwatch and companies are working hard to on defining this emerging space. However, the holy grail for the IoT is the removal of batteries from devices such as smartwatches and the myriad of sensors that would make up the IoT. Batteries would be replaced by innovative energy harvesting techniques instead. Read more Steep growth for thermoelectric energy harvesting, says Infinergia Consulting July 22, 2014Steep growth for thermoelectric energy harvesting, says Infinergia Consulting In a new report titled “Sub-watt thermoelectric energy harvesting: industry and market analysis”, market research firm Infinergia Consulting reviews the key market segments that will most benefit from this form of energy harvesting. Read more Energy harvesting switch operates wireless link July 9, 2014Energy harvesting switch operates wireless link With the demand for intelligent networking in the industry and the increasing trend for the 'intelligent factory', the energy harvesting technology from Cherry offers many advantages in applications where a complex wire assembly and/or batteries would be inappropriate. Read more EnOcean Alliance specifies intelligent commissioning of smart buildings July 2, 2014EnOcean Alliance specifies intelligent commissioning of smart buildings The EnOcean Alliance has defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems to optimise and ease the control and configuration of building automation networks. Read more
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EnOcean joins the OSGi Alliance to define universal open interface for energy harvesting wireless
Ultra-low PMICs aim to enable next wave of energy harvesting design
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Farnell element14 partners Texas Instruments to offer evaluation module for MSP430 MCUs
Energy harvesting device sales forecast to reach 19m annually by 2020
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EnOcean Alliance joins Home Gateway Initiative
element14 launches the Energy Harvesting Road Test Design Challenge
OPV solar modules project aims to optimize energy harvesting by autonomous sensors within buildings
Energy harvesting wireless switch transmits on-off data over a 300m range at 868MHz
Fully flexible design platform helps OEMs validate new energy harvesting cell concepts
High-performance piezoelectric material optimizes voltage charge coefficients
Energy harvesting wireless technology enables new single room control system
University of Bath receives €2.27 million funds for energy harvesting Nemesis project
MIT polymer film could harvest energy from water vapour
Energy-harvesting textile integrates micro spherical solar cells
EnOcean forges strategic partnership with ROHM to advance energy harvesting wireless technology
Complete energy harvesting developer kit set offers fast integration and configuration of batteryless wireless technology
Premier Farnell strengthens EnOcean's international distribution network
Texas Instruments begins sampling of MSP430FR59xx low-power microcontrollers based on leading Wolverine technology
Researchers print wireless power antenna for less than 1 cent
MIT develops tri-source energy harvest control IC
Wireless environmental sensor evaluation kit offers energy harvesting benefits
Avnet Memec is named as pan-European distributor for Infinite Power Solutions
New development platform enables energy harvesting designs to be evaluated
Micropelt raises 6.5 million euros for market launch and expansion
New Kelvin contactor supports high power applications
EnOcean creates new energy harvesting wireless technology education program
Nanocrystal-coated fibers might reduce wasted energy
ISO/IEC wireless standard optimised for ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting
WSN market needs increased security and reliability to grow and cash in on energy harvesting breakthroughs
New online energy harvesting data repository is unveiled
New starter kit offers speedy access to batteryless wireless technology
RF-based wireless chipset and RF energy harvesting reference design enable low-cost wireless power over distance
Energy-harvesting evaluation kit features wireless linked modules powered by sunlight and temperature differences
Energy-harvesting evaluation kit enables wirelessly linked modules
Linear Technology extends wireless sensor networking capabilities by acquiring Dust Networks
Microfabrication breakthrough for piezoelectric material
New energy converter coupled with a wireless transmitter module opens up a new applications for energy-harvesting
Dual-interface memory applies energy harvesting to enable true battery-free system design
Configurable energy harvesting DC source offers battery alternative
Texas Instruments unveils boost charger IC for nano power energy harvesting
Colored LCD filters could double as solar cells while making thinner displays
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Thermoelectric-based energy harvesting for wireless sensors
LCD polarizers to double as organic photovoltaics in mobiles
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Energy harvesting could reach a USD4.4 billion market in 2021
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Energy harvesting shock absorber technology wins R&D 100 award
Energy harvesting reference design targets wireless sensor node applications
EnOcean Alliance declare its energy harvesting sensors are fully interoperable with TCP/IP
Wireless sensors push smart machines into Green revolution
EnOcean appoints Alpha Micro Components to distribute energy harvesting wireless sensor modules in the UK
Digi-Key signs global distribution deal with Advanced Linear Devices
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Fujitsu’s hybrid energy harvesting device relies on heat and light
Mouser Electronics partners globally with Powercast Corporation to deliver RF energy harvesting
Powercast unveils RF energy harvesting kit for wireless battery charging
Linear Technology and Energy Micro demonstrate smart energy harvesting solution
TI increases its low energy efforts
RF energy harvesting kit enables battery-free, perpetually powered wireless applications
Transmitter and receiver combo wirelessly charge and operate micro-power devices
400-mA synchronous step-up DC/DC converter targets energy harvesting applications
Energy harvesting becoming relevant for TPMS, IDTechEx says
20-V nanopower switching regulator provides 50-mA output with 720-nA of quiescent current
University of Southampton plan to develop energy harvesting fabrics
Energy harvesting application development kit supports eXtreme Low Power MCUs
Vibration harvesters designed to replace AA, AAA batteries
Perpetuum and Dust Networks demonstrates interoperability of vibration energy harvesting with low power WSNs
Free-standing energy harvesting device shortens time-to-market cycles
STMicroelectronics teams with Micropelt to demonstrate thermoharvesting power supply
Future Electronics and Powercast agree global distribution pact
Morgan Technical Ceramics aims to pioneer energy harvesting research


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