Breakout Board for R-78S Evaluation Module

RECOM’s R-78S guarantees an extended lifetime of the SensorTile module

Image of RECOM Power's Breakout board for R-78S Evaluation ModuleRECOM's breakout board connects STMicroelectronics' STEVAL-STLCS01V1 SensorTile module to RECOM’s R-78S evaluation board. This technology enables the SensorTile to draw a stable 3.3 V from a AA battery down to voltages as low as 0.65 V. This makes it possible for engineers to utilize a high-capacity single-cell AA battery and calculate the application’s operational lifetime prior to production.

When powered through a coin cell, the input voltage can drop to below 2 V after only a few hours of use. This causes the Bluetooth Low Energy transmission unit to stop operating properly and leaves the energy from the coin cell battery wasted. This can be averted by incorporating the functionality of the R-78S, which boosts a single-cell AA battery voltage of 1.5 V up to a stable 3.3 V as demonstrated by the R-78S evaluation board.

Test points for measuring voltages and currents make it possible to effortlessly calculate the typical battery lifetime for the SensorTile in both active and standby modes. Combining a AA battery and the R-78S guarantees a long application lifetime while at the same time reducing maintenance costs. There is also an option to use external input voltage from other low voltage sources, such as energy harvesting devices, which are typical in remote applications.

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  • 3.3 V from a single AA battery or from an external source (boost converter)
  • Efficiency 93%, > 80% at 10% load
  • Input voltage range down to 0.65 V
  • 7 µA standby current
  • Input and output power measurement capability
  • Micro USB Type B or 0.100" (2.54 mm) pin output
  • Reference design board R-REF02-78S is a ready-to-use design
  • Energy harvesting
  • Sensors
  • "Hand-in-hand" IoT
  • Smart home/smart office

Breakout Board for R-78S Evaluation Module

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R-78S3.3-0.1 EVALUATION MODULER-78S3.3-0.1-EVM-1R-78S3.3-0.1 EVALUATION MODULE17 - Immediate
63 - Factory Stock
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DC DC CONVERTER 3.3VR-78S3.3-0.1DC DC CONVERTER 3.3V76 - Immediate
630 - Factory Stock
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ACCESSORY FOR R-78S3.3-0.1-EVM-1R-78S3.3-0.1-EVM-1/STM-1ACCESSORY FOR R-78S3.3-0.1-EVM-120 - Immediate
89 - Factory Stock
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SensorTile Connectable Sensor Node: Plug or Solder

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Published: 2018-02-20