Acknowledged pioneer in power technology for energy harvesting, e-peas will be showcasing its latest engineering advances at this year’s CES event and illustrating how they can be applied to real-world scenarios. As well as featuring some of the highly effective power management IC devices from e-peas’ award-winning AEM series, the company’s new microcontroller unit (EDMS) will also be included.
Showcasing the autonomous surveillance system
Visitors to the e-peas booth at CES (#61225) will be able to see a complete low power system deployment in action. The autonomous surveillance system on display will rely on energy harvesting to meet all its power requirements. It may be used for people counting and facial recognition purposes (accessing stored data to confirm individual’s identities).
What does it consist of
To power itself, the system relies on the AEM10941 PMIC, which is designed specifically for energy harvesting power management in solar-oriented implementations, plus the AEM30940 PMIC, which is intended for RF-based energy harvesting work.
At the heart of this demonstration will be the game-changing EDMS105N MCU, which e-peas is due to start sampling very soon. This 32-bit device is based on ARM Cortex-M0 architecture and is optimized for operation in situations where there are minimal available power reserves – such as industrial IoT, building automation and smart city implementations.
Further e-peas innovations are highlighted in relation to both the image sensor and the RF energy harvesting antenna employed.