App note: Integrated supercapacitor charger

Application circuit of supercapacitor ENYCAP(TM) power management from Vishay. Link here (PDF) The MAL219699001E3 demonstration circuit is a fully transparent power management solution with a regulated 2 W output and integrated power backup. It provides a DC/DC regulator with a wide power input range from 4.0 V to 20 V and adjustable regulated output between […]

App note: Lithium Ion Capacitors: An Effective EDLC Replacement

Hybrid capacitor of EDLC and LIB, Lithium Ion capacitors from TAIYO YUDEN offers solution to conventional EDLC lesser characteristics. Link here (PDF) EDLCs were first created in Japan in the 1970s and began appearing in various home appliances in the 1990s. Since the 2000s, they have been used in mobile phones and digital cameras. EDLCs […]

App note: Enhancing cellphone battery performance during GSM pulses through the use of a parallel supercapacitor

Low ESR and ESL supercapacitor paralleled to cellphone batteries can react more quickly to the demanding power required by GSM pulses. A great appnote read from AVX, link here (PDF) With the constant addition of features and functionality, battery life and reliability are becoming increasingly vital to those who rely on their smartphones. The transmission […]

App note: LED lighting and supercapacitors

An app note (PDF) from KEMET on coupling two high lifetime devices: LEDs and Supercapacitors. Light emitting diodes, or LEDs, have come to prominence in recent years in conventional lighting applications including flash lights, street lamps, traffic lights and emergency lighting. Their advantages over incandescent and compact fluorescent light sources include greater robustness, higher energy […]