5.9 How to harvest energy with nano-power DC/DC solutions
This training video looks at two specific nano-power, energy harvesting solutions, an RF switch, and the Solar Dice, to understand the requirements of the power management that enables them. The RF Switch is a wireless light switch which harvests its energy from the user’s action of the switch itself. The Solar Dice uses solar cells to harvest enough energy to measure its orientation (which side is up) and then wirelessly transmit this back to a host. Both are examples of building automation equipment that enable the Internet of Things (IoT).