Laird acquired Nextreme in February 2013. Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. (“Nextreme”), was a US based developer of thin-film thermoelectric technologies. Nextreme’s micro-scale form factors, high power-pumping capabilities and a high-volume semiconductor manufacturing process enabled low-cost, high-performance thermal management and energy harvesting solutions. Thin-film peltiers are still an emerging technology that is suited to high volume applications requiring hundreds of thousands of pieces per year
The eTEG Series are thermoelectric power generators that harvest waste heat and convert it in to usable output DC power. Due to their micro scale size and higher output power density, these devices are especially suitable for use in wireless sensors, LED lighting and battery charging applications.
“The eTEG Series are miniature energy harvesting devices that can be embedded into many types of applications requiring low output power.” said Andrew Dereka, Laird Technologies Product Manager. “Because of their sold state reliability and no maintenance requirements, they are suitable to replace energy storage devices or provide power in remote places where access to a power line does not exist. This reliability means maintenance technicians do not have to replace batteries on remotely installed wireless sensors that monitor temperature, flow rate or composition of gases and liquids.”
The Thin Film Energy Harvesters are assembled with thin film semiconductor material, thermally conductive aluminum nitride ceramics and gold plated wire bondable pads. The three models have output voltages from 0.6 to 2.5 volts in an open circuit at maximum temperature differentials.
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