Tantalum and SuperCapacitors Enable Maintenance Free Microcontrollers
Written By: Ron Demcko | Daniel West | Ashley Stanziola
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Ultra-low-power microcontroller families now exist with such low power requirements that they can be powered by energy harvesting rather than battery-operated or conventional mains. These powerful MCUs enable maintenance-free control systems in applications ranging from structure/soil/water/air monitoring applications to industrial point controllers (such as smart faucets) to wearable electronics, location tracking, and even BLE beacons.