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    Mobile, IoT, and long-term fixed electronic systems use batteries for power. Nailing down the right technology can be a challenge to designers.
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    Adaptive Power-Management ICs Boost Coin-Cell Battery Life

    July 13, 2023
    Nexperia’s latest PMICs are tailor-made for IoT devices powered by coin-cell batteries.
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    Power-Management IC Makes Energy Harvesting Easy for IoT

    May 9, 2023
    Nexperia’s new power-management IC makes energy harvesting feasible for a wider range of IoT devices.
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    One-Box IoT Battery Emulation Platform Speeds, Simplifies Testing

    April 4, 2023
    Keysight's emulation and profiling solution identifies the impact of variables affecting the battery drain of IoT devices to enable designers to create better power systems.
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    Power-Saving A/D Conversion for High-Accuracy Measurements

    Feb. 20, 2023
    For power-saving or battery-operated measurement applications, combining a SAR ADC and instrumentation amplifier offers a better solution than a sigma-delta ADC/PGA combo due ...
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    Creative Spins on Low-Iq Applications and Designs (Part 2)

    Feb. 9, 2023
    Part 2 of this series brings to light eight more unique and quite useful low quiescent-current apps and designs that many of us may have never even seen.

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    Creative Spins on Low-Iq Applications and Designs (Part 1)

    Feb. 3, 2023
    There are myriad low-quiescent-current applications in electronics. This article series will bring to light some quite useful apps and designs that many may have never seen.
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    Nov. 10, 2022
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    Portables, IoT Fuel Demand for Low-Iq Power Converters

    Sept. 8, 2022
    Designers of portable electronic devices, powered by batteries/power converters, need to keep the quiescent current (Iq) as low as possible to extend the battery life.
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    Boost Battery Performance Through Advanced Charging

    Sept. 7, 2022
    The charging process has evolved to obtain better performance, and the electronic hardware has shrunk down to create smaller chargers that can be included in portable devices ...
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    Printed Single-Use Paper Battery is Water-Activated and Easy to Dispose

    Aug. 23, 2022
    A thin-film printed battery, designed for one-time use after activation by a few drops of water, has minimal environmental impact when it is exhausted.
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    TechXchange: Why Low Iq is the Smart Thing to Do

    May 12, 2022
    Low quiescent current (Iq) means lower operational power and longer battery life. Designing low-Iq solutions requires good technique, tools, and technologies.
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    Why is Low Iq So Essential in Battery-Powered Applications?

    May 11, 2022
    Industry demand for lower-Iq battery-powered designs that extend battery lifetimes are quickly reaching a crescendo.
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    Smart IoT Devices and the Low-Power Challenge

    April 28, 2021
    With the advent of AI and machine learning, chips powering smart devices must be designed to balance power efficiency and processing performance.
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    MIT Study Reveals Potentially Disruptive Plunge in Lithium-Ion Battery Costs

    April 20, 2021
    Lithium-ion batteries are undergoing steady price drops similar to the ones that led to the explosive growth of solar and wind energy. Are we at the threshold of a green economy...
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    Battery-Powered Remote Wireless Sensors Go to Extremes

    Nov. 24, 2020
    Remote wireless apps in extreme environments demand long-life, industrial-grade lithium batteries. Engineers have a choice of primary (non-rechargeable) cells that can last up...
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    Low-Iq Devices Mean Smaller Batteries

    Nov. 20, 2019
    To squeeze more life out of a smaller battery, use devices with low quiescent current.
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    Advanced Battery Management for the Rest of Us

    Oct. 15, 2018
    A disruptive approach to battery modeling is critical for an effective fuel-gauge system to make it approachable, cost-effective, and accurate.
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    A Smart Home Needs Smart Battery Management

    Jan. 16, 2018
    Sponsored by: Texas Instruments. With lithium-ion turning into the preferred battery option in smart-home applications, a mix of ac and dc management solutions is generally the...
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    Sleep, Sense, Connect: Low-Power IoT Design

    May 11, 2017
    A wireless IoT “thing” sleeps, senses and connects. How efficiently it does these tasks impacts energy consumption, which also involves design tradeoffs between functionality,...
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    Reduce MCU Power in IoT Apps with These Techniques

    Feb. 23, 2016
    Designers can choose from a number of options when trying to meet the Internet of Things’ low-power demands for wireless mobile devices.