Energy Harvesting Ambient Light and Environment Sensor Node for Sub-1GHz Networks Reference Design

(ACTIVE) TIDA-00488

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Description

The TIDA-00488 TI Design demonstrates an ultra-low power and a renewable method of wireless environmental sensing using daylight energy harvesting with an extremely long backup battery life. This design uses Texas Instruments’ ultra-low power harvester power management; SimpleLink™ ultra-low power sub-1 GHz wireless microcontroller (MCU) platform; and ambient light, humidity, and temperature sensing technologies to achieve continuous monitoring while the energy harvesting circuit is active and interrupt monitoring when running from the backup battery

Features
  • Runs entirely from solar energy when lux level is sufficient (continuous mode)
  • Supports interrupt mode triggered by indoor LUX levels
  • Long backup battery life (up to 10 years) in interrupt mode
  • Senses natural ambient light coming into a building to precisely control the building's lighting systems
  • Monitors temperature and relative humidity in addition to ambient light

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
BQ25505  Ultra Low Power Harvester Power Management IC with Boost Charger, and Autonomous Power Multiplexor  Battery management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CC1310  SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz Ultra-Low Power Wireless Microcontroller  SimpleLink Solutions  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CSD75208W1015  CSD75208W1015, Dual Common Source 20-V P-Channel NexFET™ Power MOSFETs  MOSFETs  Sample & Buy Not Available
HDC1000  Low Power, 3% Accuracy Digital Humidity Sensor with Integrated Temperature Sensor  Sensors  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
HDC1008  Low Power, 4% Accuracy Digital Humidity Sensor with Integrated Temperature Sensor  Sensors  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
HDC1010  HDC1010 Low Power, High Accuracy Digital Humidity Sensor with Temperature Sensor  Sensors  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
OPT3001  Digital Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) With High-Precision Human-Eye Response   Specialty sensors  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD1E10B06  Single-Channel ESD in 0402 Package With 10pF Capacitance and 6V Breakdown  Circuit protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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