The Cymbet EnerChip™ family of solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries is an innovation in energy management and energy storage through nanotechnology. Considered a "component-class" device, the EnerChip provides energy storage in a form factor and with a convenience not previously attainable using conventional solutions such as batteries and super capacitors.
Cymbet’s EnerChip family is well suited for applications where battery backup power is needed to maintain the settings of microcontroller memories, real-time-clocks and SRAM during power loss or power failures. The devices can provide back-up power ranging from a few hours in extreme situations to several weeks depending on the stand-by current requirements of the system.
In many cases, an EnerChip functions as a green battery, providing many hours of operation between recharges. When coupled with energy harvesting or energy scavenging techniques, these devices can provide the energy storage to build self-contained, long lived powered systems that have minimal negative environmental impact.
EnerChip devices are available in capacities of 12, 50 and 85uAh and are packaged in standard surface mount packages. All members of the EnerChip family offer the ability to be lead-free reflow soldered (260 Degrees C) and are available in Tape and Reel for use with high-speed SMT pick & place assembly processes.
The devices offer a fast recharge time (under 30 minutes to 80%), are capable of greater than 5000 charge/discharge cycles and do not suffer from the self-discharge limitations associated with super capacitors or shelf life limitations common to chemical batteries. Environmental friendliness is a key EnerChip attribute, since the product is designed to eliminate battery replacement and last the life of the product it powers.
As a solid-state device, the EnerChip is lead-free and contains no hazardous materials, flammable solvents or liquids that can harm the user or the environment, therefore eliminating or reducing some end-of-life product costs.
To facilitate easy evaluation of the EnerChip rechargeable battery products, Evaluation Kits have been created that provide everything a designer needs to fully evaluate the performance and operation of the EnerChip energy storage devices.