Collin Arocho
7 October

Nowi’s list of partnerships continues to grow. This time, the power management IC expert is moving into the cellular IoT domain as it teams up with Nordic Semiconductor to develop an energy-autonomous version of the Norwegian’s Thingy:91 prototyping platform. The energy-autonomous Thingy:91 plug-in board will enable users to develop GPS, LTE-M or NB-IoT sensor applications that can operate indefinitely without any battery replacement or recharging.

Nordic Thingy 91
Credit: Nordic Semiconductor

The plug-in uses Nowi’s NH2 energy-harvesting PMIC with an onboard voltage supervisor for overvoltage protection. The plug-in is specifically designed to easily add energy harvesting to applications running on the Thingy:91. It includes various features like current measurement capabilities and pin-to-pin compatibility with Nordic’s Power Profiler Kit II to optimize the power consumption of the application.