Canova Tech and ON Semiconductor to Unveil New Energy Harvesting Cell Design Platform

This fully tested and proven platform is ideal for ultra low power energy harvesting applications such as building automation, medical, consumer and automotive

Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe – BERLIN, Germany – Canova Tech, delivering silicon intellectual property (IP), design services and product solutions to the semiconductor industry worldwide, and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) driving energy efficient innovations, will demonstrate a new jointly developed design platform for ultra low power energy harvesting applications at the Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe conference and exhibition being held in Berlin from April 17-18. Visit the Canova Technology at Booth S4.

Together Canova Tech and ON Semiconductor have developed a fully flexible design platform that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to test and validate their Energy Harvesting Cell concepts or applications utilizing Canova Tech's ETA Platform harvester module which features ON Semiconductor's LC87F7932B ultra low power, fully programmable microcontroller.

Canova Technology's IP for Energy Harvesting Applications

Based on Canova Tech's IP implemented on silicon, any type of harvesting cell – be it thermo electric, solar, piezo or magnetic – can now power an energy harvesting application with sensor, display and actuator that is software managed by a micro-controller with less than 1 microampere (µA) power consumption. It is proven and ready to use.

The development tool along with all documentation and datasheets are available off-the-shelf to shorten overall development time and enable highly creative concept validation for industry automation, building automation, health care and other applications.

ON Semiconductor's Microcontrollers for Energy Harvesting Applications

In an autonomous-energy system, especially for Energy Harvesting applications, the collected energy should be consumed as effectively as possible. After the Energy Harvester captures and stores the charge, how to utilize the energy is a key factor as well as how to transform it. The lowest possible power consumption is the most important requirement for device components used for such applications. Microcontrollers play a main role in system tasks, and total power consumption depends upon them. As such, lower power consumption microcontrollers have been required.

ON Semiconductor has introduced an optimally suited microcontroller for Energy Harvesting applications. The LC87F7932B realizes 0.45 µA average power consumption in RTC mode, and 1.5 µA total average power consumption while controlling LCD display, RTC operation, while a 12-bit ADC intermittently operates for temperature measurement.

For more information visit the Canova Tech Booth S4 at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2013, Berlin on April 17-18.

About Canova Technology

As Analog designers, everything we do at Canova Tech, is inspired and challenged by the Nature: from a simple bit toggling, up to a complex system design we're always fascinating by the simplicity, modesty and creativity the Nature is providing the same with much better efficiency and less resources.Improving the analogy with the Nature, this is our passion and what is driving us in developing innovative and sustainable Canova's IPs and providing analog and mixed-signal design services to our customers. Following the inspiration, we’re constantly looking to be satisfied by working with best creative and motivated people, develop best efficient designs and respond to the needs of the most innovative semiconductor industry.

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is driving innovation in energy efficient electronics, empowering design engineers to reduce global energy use. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom solutions to help customers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power supply applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit

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Andrea Colognese

Media Relations   

Canova Technology

Phone:  +39 049 7811065

Katsuya Ito

Media Relations (SANYO Semiconductor division)

ON Semiconductor                            


April 2013   

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