MAX17710EVKIT#(1): Thin Film Batt Energy Harvesting Charger


The MAX17710 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested PCB that contains all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX17710 energy-harvesting charger and protector. The EV kit features the THINERGYM micro-energy cell (MEC) from Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), a solid-state, rechargeable, thin-power solution. Solar cells are installed on the EV kit as the power source for an energy-harvesting application. The solar cells demonstrate low-power charging of the MEC with ambient light. The IC can regulate and charge from various energy-harvesting sources that can be added externally.

The EV kit is a self-powered board. The EV kit output charges the THINERGY MEC with current as low as 1µA. The EV kit provides test points to monitor the inputs and outputs, and jumpers to test the various settings. An LED is included on the CHG output to indicate if the boost is operating. The IC is available in a 12-pin UTDFN package with an exposed pad.


Manufacturer Maxim Integrated
Category Energy Harvesting
Sub-Category Solar Battery Chargers
Eval Board Part Number MAX17710EVKIT#-ND
Eval Board Supplier Maxim Integrated
Eval Board -
Application / Target Market Medical
Remote Controls
Thermal Electric Generator (TEG) Harvesting
Wireless Sensor
Voltage In 0.75 ~ 5.3 V
Cell Type Thin Film
Voltage Out 1.8 V
2.3 V
3.3 V
4.1 V
Current Out 625 nA (To Battery)
Features LDO Regulator(s), On-Chip
Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection, Brown-Out
Component Count + Extras 28 + 36
Design Author Maxim Integrated Products
Main I.C. Base Part MAX17710
Input Power
Current In 100 mA
Battery Capacity 1 mAh

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