One of the most important considerations of any RF/Wireless design is where the
power is going to come from. If you're working on a wired product, this is not of course a problem.
But many of the devices we are asked to design have to be very small in size, stingy with power useage, and
have a battery that lasts a very long time. These all put major constraints on the design! On this page, we
are providing some links and information related to this important consideration.
Of course, batteries are used in all manner of things, including some very big applications like cars,
solar / wind energy arrays, home power, and more -- battery technology is an extremely exciting area these
days! We have covered a bit of everything in the links below.
Development of advanced lithium batteries currently represents a very rapidly growing field of science and technology.
Lithium batteries are interesting as a power source in numerous portable devices, in electrical vehicles, in military
and aerospace applications. What factors determine the cycle life, self-discharge rate, energy density? Optimization
needs the complimentary usage of different analytical approaches. In this application note different Li-ion battery
cathodes are analyzed by simultaneous AFM and confocal Raman imaging. Comprehensive information about lithium
intercalation processes and cathode degradation is obtained on a submicron scale.