Single cell battery switching regulator targets 3.3V IoT applications

February 09, 2017 // By Nick Flaherty
RECOM has launched a switching regulator specially designed to extend the working lifetime of single cell battery applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Based on the simple plug-and-play concept of the standard R-78 buck regulator, the R-78S boost regulator is able to provide a stable 3.3VDC output from a lower input voltage from 3.15V down to 0.65V.

Applications such as microcontrollers, WLAN / Bluetooth / LoRa modules or IoT systems can now be supplied from a single 1.5V cell, which, in contrast to conventional 3V button batteries, offers considerably more power for a longer operational life.

The efficiency of the R-78S series can reach 93% at full load, and can maintain at over 90% even under light loading.  No load current consumption is 160μA, reducing to 7μA when the control pin is used.

The converters are protected against permanent short circuit and over-temperature conditions and have an under voltage lockout to protect rechargeable cells from deep discharge. They can be operated in ambient temperature range from -40°C up to +100°C and are certified to the EN62368-1 standard.

The R-78S comes with a 3-year warranty. 

Detailed information and data sheets are available at www.recom-power.com