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Marlow Mini-Harvester and Linear Tech Eval Board

Green is the color of the day. Everyone is looking for the most organic, most efficient, most economical, most environmentally friendly options to drive their world. The world is now concerned about the environment and global warming and trying to move more toward the use of renewable energy.

If you’re on board with this type of thinking and don’t know where to start, check out the Linear Technology DC2042A evaluation board for evaluation of piezoelectric, thermoelectric, and solar cell energy harvesters, as well as diode voltage drop harvesting. We’ve paired this with the Marlow TEG Mini-Harvester EHA-PA1AN1-R03 for a demo on just how they work together. These two devices paired together make a great place to start with energy harvesting. The board will take the input voltage of any of these harvesters and provide a regulated output voltage of 3.3 VDC.

For further information check out the following links:

Energy Harvester EEiki Post - http://www.eewiki.net/display/projects/Marlow+Industries+Inc.+-+Evergen+TEG+Mini-Harvester

Evaluation Board EEWiki Post  - http://www.eewiki.net/display/projects/Linear+Technology+-+Evaluation+Board+for+Energy+Harvesting

If you have any questions you can also check out our corresponding TechForum posts –

Energy Harvester - https://forum.digikey.com/t/thermo-electric-generator-energy-harvesting/1120

Eval Board - https://forum.digikey.com/t/dc2042a-nd-evaluation-board/1118

About the Author

Travis Weesner, Associate Applications Engineering Technician at Digi-Key Electronics, has been with Digi-Key since 2008, recently moving into his current position where he is responsible for providing technical assistance to customers worldwide. Previously, he was a Supplier Pricing Specialist for semiconductors, where he learned about the applications for semiconductors specifically in the memory realm as well as some in the microcontroller realm. Travis holds a degree in Electronics Technology Automated Systems. While his tendency is toward semiconductors, he feels like sensors and automation are the wave of the future.

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