IMG Seminar: An Input-powered AC/DC Converter with Zero Standby Power for Energy Harvesting Applications

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Event location: 
Larsen 234

Energy harvesting techniques require more reliable power electronics. Conventional AC/DC converters in energy harvesting systems are normally self-powered by their load-sided energy storage elements. This feature makes the storage elements easily drained and the whole system may no longer be able to function. An input-powered AC/DC converter is proposed to eliminate the need for pre-charging the load and allows for infinitely long intervals from the energy harvester.

Note: Drinks and snacks will be served for Fall lMG seminars.