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Streamlining Connected Object Energy Consumption.Streaming a HD movie requires more electricity than its takes to produce and transport a DVD of the same film. How can connected objects improve this situation?
Exagan, a spinoff of Soitec and Leti, a CEA Tech institute, appears to have a bright future on the power electronics market. Named 2017 startup of the year by Ernst & Young, Exagan is scaling up a technology that could speed up the widespread adoption of GaN components.
Extending its expertise in high-brightness microdisplay technology for augmented-reality and other applications, Leti will demonstrate the world’s first wide video graphic array (WVGA) GaN microdisplay with 10-micron pixel pitch during Display Week in Los Angeles, May 21-26.
Leti and Liten, both CEA Tech institutes, developed the electronics and algorithms required to measure the internal temperature of a battery cell by estimating electrical impedance. The purpose of the solution is to detect the early signs of thermal runaway in embedded lithium-ion batteries.
The aeronautics and automotive industries are looking for more compact, efficient power converters.
A GaN power switch driver was recently integrated into a demonstrator system for a high-temperature application. This research will create new possibilities for the automotive, aeronautics, and mining exploration (drilling) industries.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.