Micro-Power Management – Access Provider: FhG-IIS

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Access Description
Technical Offering
Main Equipment
Typical Application
Case Study
Key Specifications

Design and characterisation of micro-power management systems

Access Description
Access to lab with different measurement devices, power and battery management test-kits and platforms to design and characterize micro power management circuits
Technical Offering
  • Development, simulation and implementation of micro-power management circuits
  • Measurement and characterization of any kind of micro-power management circuitry
  • Stand-alone characterization as well as complete harvesting system including e.g. vibration or thermoelectric harvesters
  • Test-kits and power and battery management platform with different voltage converter architectures and principles
Main Equipment
  • Tira electrodynamic shaker S 52110
  • dSPACE DS1104 R&D controller board
  • Autolab PGSTAT302N and FRA32M module: Impedance spectroscopy in the range of 10 µHz to 1 MHz
  • Existing scripts to obtain 3D plots of the characterized harvester
  • Agilent DC Power Analyzer N6705A
  • Laser sensor for exact amplitude measurement of mechanical harvester
  • Thermographic camera VarioCAM high resolution (640×480 pixel, accuracy of ± 1.5 K)
  • Digital resistor board
  • Heating plate
Typical applications
Development and characterization of specific power management circuits like DC-DC converters, AC-DC converters and linear regulators for a target application.
Case Study
Measurement of the efficiency for different DC-DC converters at typical load conditions or typical output currents of harvesting systems.

Markus Pollak

Thermocamera / VarioCAM HiRes 640 Tira electrodynamic shaker / S52110 Agilent DC Power Analyzer Key equipment name / N6705A
Key specifications
  • Uncooled FPA Detector with 640×480 IR pixels
  • Spectral range 7.5 … 14 µm
  • Real-time thermography with up to 50/60 Hz
  • Rated peak force 50 N Sine/Random
  • Frequency range (Hz) 2-7000
  • Main resonance frequency (Hz) >5700
  • 4 advanced DC power supplies
  • Digital voltmeter and ammeter
  • Arbitrary waveform generator
  • Oscilloscope
  • Datalogger