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Ultra low power energy harvester and battery charger with embedded MPPT and LDOs
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The SPV1050 is an ultralow power and high-efficiency energy harvester and battery charger, which implements the MPPT function and integrates the switching elements of a buck-boost converter.

The SPV1050 device allows the charge of any battery, including the thin film batteries, by tightly monitoring the end-of-charge and the minimum battery voltage in order to avoid the overdischarge and to preserve the battery life.

The power manager is suitable for both PV cells and TEG harvesting sources, as it covers the input voltage range from 75 mV up to 18 V and guarantees high efficiency in both buck-boost and boost configuration.

Furthermore the SPV1050 device shows very high flexibility thanks also to the trimming capability of the end-of-charge and undervoltage protection voltages. In such way any source and battery is matched.

The MPPT is programmable by a resistor input divider and allows maximizing the source power under any temperature and irradiance condition.

An unregulated voltage output is available (e.g. to supply a microcontroller), while two fully independent LDOs are embedded for powering sensors and RF transceivers. Both LDOs (1.8 V and 3.3 V) can be independently enabled through two dedicated pins.

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Key Features

  • Transformerless thermoelectric generators and PV modules energy harvester
  • High efficiency for any harvesting source
  • Up to 70 mA maximum battery charging current
  • Fully integrated buck-boost DC-DC converter
  • Programmable MPPT by external resistors
  • 2.6 V to 5.3 V trimmable battery charge voltage level (± 1% accuracy)
  • 2.2 V to 3.6 V trimmable battery discharge voltage level (± 1% accuracy)
  • Two fully independent LDOs (1.8 V and 3.3 V output)
  • Enable/disable LDO control pins
  • Battery disconnect function for battery protection
  • Battery connected and ongoing charge logic open drain indication pins

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS10044: Ultralow power energy harvester and battery charger
4.0 1,040 KB

Application Notes

Description Version Size
AN4394: Evaluation board for SPV1050 ULP harvester (boost architecture)
1.0 532 KB
AN4395: Autonomous wireless multi-sensor node powered by PV cells and based on SPV1050 (SPIDEr™)
1.0 2,141 KB
AN4396: STEVAL-ISV021V1, energy harvesting system based on SPV1050, PV panel and battery
1.0 755 KB
AN4397: Evaluation board for SPV1050 ULP harvester (buck-boost architecture)
1.0 592 KB

HW Model & CAD Libraries

HW Model & CAD Libraries

Description Version Size
SPV1050 spice model with examples
1.0 325 KB

Presentations & Training Material


Description Version Size
Getting started with SPV1050
1.0 720 KB
SPV1050 ultra-low-power energy harvester and battery charger
578 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
STEVAL-IDS002V1 Autonomous wireless multi-sensor node powered by PV cells and based on SPV1050 (SPIDEr ™)
STEVAL-ISV021V1 Energy harvesting Evaluation kit based on the SPV1050
STEVAL-ISV019V1 Evaluation board for SPV1050 ULP energy harvester and battery charger - boost configuration
STEVAL-ISV020V1 Evaluation Board for SPV1050 ULP Energy Harvester and Battery Charger - Buck-Boost Configuration

Publications and Collaterals


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Harvest the maximum power from ambient energy
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