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Hands-On Training Workshop: Introduction to Energy Harvesting Design

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December 14, 2015

Cypress’s Solar-Powered IoT Device Kit provides a complete, easy-to-use platform that can be used to design a solar-powered IoT Device with Bluetooth LE. The Energy Harvesting System (EHS) uses Cypress’s new S6SE101A Energy Harvesting PMIC optimized for solar energy, and BLE connectivity is provided by Cypress’s EZ-BLE PRoC Module. Firmware and application software to implement a Wireless Sensor Node (WSN) that transmits sensor data as a BLE Beacon is also included.


Workshop Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Become familiar with Cypress’s Solar-Powered IoT Device Kit
  • Understand the architecture of a solar-powered Wireless Sensor Node (WSN)
  • Understand the architecture of an Energy Harvesting System (EHS)
  • Learn how to develop a solar-powered WSN with EHS by understanding:
    • - How to measure the power delivered by an EHS
    • - How to select EHS components
    • - How to calculate the power required for the EHS Load
    • - How to design and optimize an EHS
  • Create a Network of IoT Devices
  • Learn how to design a solar-powered Beacon with temperature sensor

Workshop Agenda:

Time Topic
0:20 (20 min) Setup and Install Software
0:30 (10 min) Energy Harvesting Terms
0:40 (10 min) Solar-Powered IoT Device Kit Overview
1:10 (30 min) Lab 0: Connect Your BLE Wireless Sensor Node (WSN) to Your PC
1:25 (15 min) Lab 1: Understand the Power Delivered by a Solar Module
1:40 (15 min) Lab 2: Understand the Power Delivered by an Energy Harvesting System (EHS)
1:55 (15 min) Break
2:05 (10 min) EHS Components Selection
2:15 (10 min) Demo 1: How to Change Firmware on the Solar-Powered IoT Device Kit
2:45 (30 min) Lab 3: Understand the Power Required for an EHS Load
3:05 (20 min) Lab 4: Design an EHS using the Easy DesignSim Software
3:15 (10 min) Demo 2: Create a Network of Solar-Powered IoT Devices
4:00 (15 min) Break
4:45 (45 min) Lab 5: Design a solar-Powered Beacon6 Temperature Sensor
4:55 (10 min) Wrap-up (Appendix)



Required Software

PMIC Software Tool, USB Driver, PSoC Creator

Required Hardware:

A PC running Windows 7 or later
Solar-Powered IoT Device Kit
Digital Multimeter and Stopwatch (not included in kit)
iOS/Android smartphone (not included in kit)

Oscilloscope (optional)

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