Solid-state thermoelectric technology uses electronics heat to generate power for wireless applications
DURHAM, N.C., 18 Feb. 2011. Nextreme Thermal Solutions in Durham, N.C., is introducing Thermobility power-generation technology that uses heat as a source of electricity for low-power wireless applications by using solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology to convert heat into electricity.
The WPG-1 is designed for ease of use with any flat-surface heat source. For simple bench-top testing, the WPG-1 can be placed directly on a laboratory grade hotplate with temperature control. For evaluation with other surfaces, the attachment plate can be mated with either thermal grease for normal horizontal application or double-stick thermal pad for vertical mounting.
The integrated circuit board includes DIP switches for setting the output voltage. Electrical connections can be made using the on-board 2-pin or 6-pin connectors. The 6-pin connector is a Texas Instruments proprietary connector that mates to the eZ430 wireless target board, making the WPG-1 an ideal wireless power source for the eZ430 development platform.
For more information contact Nextreme online at www.nextreme.com.