LONDON, UK --- Ilika plc announces a new, miniaturized solid state battery technology for IoT devices. Addressing the key challenge of always-on, self-charging and efficient energy, Ilika’s Stereax battery family will enable smaller, higher energy-dense batteries to accelerate IoT products to market.
As IoT devices move from concept to reality, providing small, energy efficient solutions for home automation, transportation and healthcare is now one of the key challenges. Ilika is empowering wider adoption of IoT devices through a ‘fit and forget’ design that enables IoT sensors to be fitted without further maintenance, including changing batteries.
Solid state batteries are key to IoT since they can be used in conjunction with all the current energy harvesting technologies whilst being able to match the energy needs for IoT devices. Many IoT devices need power in short bursts to collect and transmit data, whilst being able to support a wide range of environment temperatures. Relative to standard lithium ion batteries, solid state batteries have lower leakage currents (10x smaller) and longer life spans of up to 10 years (4x longer). They can also be integrated with other IC components keeping the size of the end device to a minimum.
Ilika has taken the solid state battery concept to the next level of evolution with their expertise in material development. Ilika Stereax™ batteries use patented materials and processes enabling superior energy density per battery footprint, up to 40% improvement on current solid state solutions, and increased temperature range support to over 100°C, 30°C higher than existing solid state products. By not containing any free lithium enables more moisture resistant products.
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