Mon, 12/02/2002 - 5:50am
Cymbet announces application specific solid energy technology (ASSET®), thin-film rechargeable batteries that can be customized in physical size and energy capacity to fit on or within integrated circuit packages with little or no impact to IC package profile. Because of its slim design, the battery can be custom made to fit virtually any physical size required by the circuit or system design. The battery can be a stand-alone power source on a flexible or rigid substrate, or fabricated on the circuit or device that it is intended to power, such as on the lid of an integrated circuit, or on the surface of a printed circuit board. The nominal cell voltage is 3.8 V, with capacities ranging from several microampere-hours to several milliampere-hours, depending on the desired footprint and discharge current requirements. Total cell thickness can be as thin as 25 microns (1 mil). The cells are capable of greater than 10,000 deep charge and discharge cycles and operate over a temperature range of 40°C to +120°C. It can be surface mounted along with other electronic components on high volume manufacturing lines.