Scientist Massimo Alioto said the ‘BATLESS’ is the first example of a new class of chips that are indifferent to battery charge availability, meaning that there is no need to charge the battery.
Scientists have developed a microchip that can easily work for long periods of time even after the battery runs out. It is named ‘ BATLESS ‘. Scientists claim that this microchip can pave the way for manufacturing long-lasting electronic devices. With the help of this, such devices can be specially designed which usually have very high battery consumption.
The researchers explained in detail at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) held in the US. He said that this is a new technique of power management. It can be run through a very small solar-cell chip without any battery support.
According to researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS), this microchip can also significantly reduce the size of the batteries required for power sensor nodes in Internet-connected devices. He said that the new microchip could make the production of sensor nodes of the Internet of Things (IoT) 10 times cheaper.
Care is not always required: NUS Chief Scientist Massimo Alito said, ‘During the study, we found that the batteries used for IoT devices can be shrinked to a great extent and always maintained them to keep them working continuously. Is not required. ‘He said that running the IoT sensor nodes without batteries to deal with the fundamental problem like the repair of batteries can bring a huge change in this direction and through this, it will also pave the way for the economical manufacture of millions of IoT devices used worldwide.’
Its power mode changes automatically: Researchers said that as long as the energy is available in the battery, this chip operates in the minimum-energy mode to extend this life … and when the battery runs out, the chip changes to the minimum-power mode And consumes less than half the power of nano-watts, which is one billion times less than the power consumption of a smartphone during a phone call. Scientists say that this power can also be provided through a very small solar cell chip in an area of about half a square millimetre.
Device does not turn off soon: Researchers said that the chip continued to run applications of IoT even when the battery ran out and the microchip switched to the minimum-power mode. In other words, even after this battery runs out, this chip does not allow Internet-related devices to shut down soon.
Construction of chip in early stages: Scientists said that it is still in the early stages of microchip manufacture. But when it is fully ready in future, there will be a big change in the field of internet and this microchip will provide uninterrupted power supply to many devices and there is no need to charge the batteries again and again.
There are many better than microcontrollers: ” BATLESS ” is the first example of a new class of chips that are indifferent to battery charge availability, which means that the battery does not need to be charged, said Massimo Alito, head scientist at the National University of Singapore. This chip uses 1,000 to 1,00,000 times less power in minimum power mode, he said, which is a lot better than the best existing microcontrollers designed for minimal energy operation and may in the future Also reduce the need for microcontrollers.